Mar 15, 2019343 views

M1060c non-mod vs Mod House MKII Argon

After trying a pair of Monoprice M1060c I have decided to return them and secured a Pair of used T50RP MK II and a Pair of used T20RP MK II to have them modded. I plan on having the T50RP MK II with LambSkin and T20RP with Protein. and both with Single Ended termination. My question is will my Origen G2 or my SMSL SD793ii powerful enough to drive them? I also have a Topping NX4 and Fiio K2 for road use pairing with my LG V20. I find the 10K peak in the M1060c a bit harsh, and the size being way too big for road use. but if you are not sensitive with High Med- Low Treble and have an EQ, this is an outstanding Planar. Very Fast Sounding and Snappy. Nice Sound Stage while missing some Mid Freq just below 10K make this sound very un-natural. I have heard people take the back off and mod it with more damping material to improve the overall SS. But I decided to get the test and proven Mod from Ryan instead at Mod House. Anyone has experience with both the Argon and the M1060c? Please share your thoughts with the community. Looking forward to read your comments. Other headphones that I currently own Sennheiser HD 58x Jubilees Acoustic Research AR-E10 Fostex T60RP Sennheiser HD25 Sennheiser HD25sp
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is the t60rp better than the m1060c ???
Hi how do we get the mod house agron ? Can we buy them from somewhere straight away ? Shipping is annoying here and there. Can we drop on massdrop ?
nick_t
No drop will ever happen. You have to buy direct from Mod House, they're made to order and tuned by hand, currently have a 8+ week wait time.
I don't have the Argon, so I can't tell you the difference. However, I have opened up the M1060c, and that smooth down the high and lower the low by 2~3db. It sounds more natural and sound closer to HD650 just by opening it up, but HD650 is still noticeably better in vocal. DMS (from Youtube) suggested changing the pads would further improve it. He even said he liked the mod M1060C more than LCD2C in his opinion. Here is the link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KI5GzTtAF4k&t=768s. I will definitely try the ZMF Auteur Perforated Lambskin pad later and let y'all know my opinion.
Alex903
Thanks for your reply. I returned the M1060c to fund the Argon. But for those who own a pair of 1060c might find this information helpful. I didn't want to invest anymore for the Metal Grill once I had it opened nor I want to tear the pads apart because I intended to return them. I am sure they are wonderful after the mod.
Oh man, wish I could find a good set of T50's or T20's used... I've been looking but not reasonable prices yet. I would think for single-ended output you would need more power than what you have in general though... g'l!
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Just buy a new amp, geshelli archel pro has plenty of power or magni or something... bravo ocean would also be a consideration of mine, with 4xx it is spectacular, not sure about other planars though, but tons of class a power there. Could also consider balanced options.
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zep483
I think they need 1watt RMS at 32 ohms minimum. I would wait for the THX AAA 789 or the Monoprice variant THX AAA 788 if I can't wait. I have also heard the Audio GD RFR 11 being the bench mark for some. Not sure about the XDoO XD-05 recently Re-Dropped, I think Z said they can drive those T50RPs. The SMSL and the G2 will work to some degree, if you are on a budget, you should be able to drive the 60RP to a listening level. But you are not going to heard everything this Fostex is capable to do.
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Look some of my pictures and discussion under my personal profile. I was exactly in the same situation modding T50 and Argon Mk3 And Have found solution just few days ago. It is......................... Massdrop Mr Speakers Ether CX This is a culmination of all together what I have tied to achieve in T50 mod. Yes. I have both 1060C and Argon Mk3
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kimdeug
which one sounds better the m1060c or the argons ?? did you tried to open the m1060c ? thanks
Mohannad13
Hi. My Argon MK3 is fully re modefied. It was too bassy for me. Had opened the return Bass ports and had swaped earpads for Dekony Fostex TH 900 series. Be more precise it sounds more like Mister Speakers CX (Drop version) now. At the same time 1060C has a greater potential, as the driver is bigger and more advanced. I did not open it yet, as I need the closedback headphone. Only have changed the headband from retro Pioneer headphone. In my opinion the 1060c is more superior headphone, but it is going to be depend of your preference, because Argon is very well tuned piece of art, especially for Bass lovers. I have bought Argon for purpouse to learn what trick Ryan was doing to made sound like Argon, as was doing the mod of my T50 too. Actually, most of my headphones are modded (it is my hobby). Regards, Kim