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I'm stating this, because the topic of discussion recently has been the pad swapping, which is something that many of us won't have a chance to do, if HFM no longer has any pre-production pads. So we'll be sitting here twiddling our thumbs, wondering and lusting for the pre-pads. THAT is why I'm irked. I have no doubt the current pads are fine, but knowing the old ones were better, and can no longer be had...well, surely you understand why some of us are salty. The...
Yup. They were scared that their ears wouldnt fit, and HFM promptly changed them. The few people who actually acquired the pre-pros didn't complain, which makes it all the more...just...ugh. Apparently, the pre pads had a sort of lip to tuck your ears into, giving enough clearance for ears to fit into, while the pro pads are walled. This leads me to believe the ear space wouldn't have been an issue regardless. I've owned headphones with small openings but ample space...
By sheer irony, my DNA On Ear also broke on one side, like my DNA over ear. This was after not having used them in a while and letting my friend borrow them. I mean, I expected this. The signs were there. Doesn't make it any less frustrating. I don't blame him. You have to baby the DNAs particularly at the hinges. It still works, though I had to apply quite of bit of black electrical tape. A bit less than last time though. Had I paid for these... I wouldn't have stood for...
I get that, but audiophiles live for miniscule improvements. Hell, we have people seriously trying to argue lossy vs lossless which is microscopic in comparison to the decibel differences between the pads at certain frequencies.Just knowing that the original pads sounded better (just looking at the graphs, it isn't hard to believe that) and were more comfy, before the fools started complaining about something they didn't even own yet, is frankly, quite upsetting. Because...
I sincerely hope HFM still has the old pads around... Minus 1 for the bitchy Headfi community for bitching about something that was more than likely a non-issue for the vast majority of people to begin with. That will teach you all to actually try a product before hopping on the 'change' bandwagon. Now people will probably have to resort to modding the new pads to get them to sound like the old ones. Old pads will become a rare commodity, exclusive to those who...
Pretty much cements my assumption that the HE-560 wouldn't be a headphone for me, at least in terms of an end be all headphone. I'm of the LCD2/HD650 loving crowd. Though having really enjoyed the Alpha Dog, I wouldn't say the HE-560's sonic presentation wouldn't be enjoyable. I'm definitely most hyped for the 400i.
Here I am wondering if I ever get a 400i if I'll try and find someone willing to sell the old pads, well, because people are idiots.
Its called the MDR-XB1000...
As much as I want the 712 to be a difference from the Q701, the main difference really is just the pads. And yes, I compared directly, and swapped the pads. The differences are so minute, it really isn't worth getting the 712 for sound alone. Its worth it for the new headband, and the pads already coming on the headphone which gives the 712 the better sound over the others. Someone who is happy with their Q701 and wants the 712 for testing can just easily get the 712 pads....
When you buy 'like new' you may save some money, but you forget one thing: no warranty (unless specifically stated). Those Amazon warehouse deals have no warranty.
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