I think I have found some of the best headphones so far !!
I have been trying various brands of headphones for sometime now and have been constantly disappointed with them. So I decided to try a different approach and contacted Martins Custom Audio over in the states and commissioned a pair of black and white ebony cups. I also ordered some of his aluminium gimbals, a leather headband and a silver copper coated cable. They arrived and look fantastic. I needed a pair of drivers so I purchased a pair of Grado SR80i's then proceeded to liberate, vent and fit the drivers into the wooden cups. The result, a pair of cans which look fantastic but sounded........OKish, they still suffered from the SR80 nasalness. I went to symphonies in Canada and purchased a pair of Magnum V4 drivers. I've had them fitted in the wooden cups for a couple of weeks now and I have to admit they are are pretty darn good. Bass extension is good, treble is slightly rolled off but overall they make for a very pleasing listen. I tried bowls and flat pads and settled with a pair of bowls, the sound can be dramatically changed by using different pads. Overall though I'm pleased with these one off cans, they look great, sound great and are easily tweakable, very happy with them. I'd recommend for anyone looking for something a little different to give this route a try.