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post #1381 of 1423

Thanks to this thread, I pulled the trigger on some HD 580's I found on kijiji for $80.  So far really liking them (no amp, using headphone out on my Outlaw RR2150).  I have already boxed up my HD518's I just bought so I can return them (they weren't bad, but trying to have only one headphone of a particular type).

 

The earpads are pretty worn though.  The seller did a DIY re-foam (I wonder if he got the idea from Head-Fi) but the actual velor material looks pretty rough.  Was thinking of getting the earpads for $30 from eBay (Hong Kong seller)... has anyone gone that route?

post #1382 of 1423
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Originally Posted by evildaikon View Post
 

Thanks to this thread, I pulled the trigger on some HD 580's I found on kijiji for $80.  So far really liking them (no amp, using headphone out on my Outlaw RR2150).  I have already boxed up my HD518's I just bought so I can return them (they weren't bad, but trying to have only one headphone of a particular type).

 

The earpads are pretty worn though.  The seller did a DIY re-foam (I wonder if he got the idea from Head-Fi) but the actual velor material looks pretty rough.  Was thinking of getting the earpads for $30 from eBay (Hong Kong seller)... has anyone gone that route?

I purchased a set of earpads straight from Sennheiser for my HD 600s.  I paid around $45, I think.  Included in the package are new foam disks (that cover the drivers) as well. 

 

The HD 580 is a premium pair of headphones that deserve factory OEM parts.  Just pay the extra $15 and buy them straight from Sennheiser.  Plus, you don't have to wait 3 weeks to have them shipped from China.

post #1383 of 1423
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I purchased a set of earpads straight from Sennheiser for my HD 600s.  I paid around $45, I think.  Included in the package are new foam disks (that cover the drivers) as well. 

 

The HD 580 is a premium pair of headphones that deserve factory OEM parts.  Just pay the extra $15 and buy them straight from Sennheiser.  Plus, you don't have to wait 3 weeks to have them shipped from China.

 

True, true.  The Sennheiser USA site won't ship to Canada, so I sent an email to Senn Canada (no online parts store) and I'm just waiting to hear back.

post #1384 of 1423

I called them and ordered parts instead of going online. You'd probably get your parts faster by calling.

post #1385 of 1423

The eBay pads fit the headphones fine, but are scratchy and smaller than the real pads. I got a refund for them and they are sitting in a drawer. Definitely buy real pads!

post #1386 of 1423

Thanks all for the feedback.  Ordered a pair of earpads and the headband pad from Senn today.

post #1387 of 1423

Nice !!  You should be all set now (unless you decide to swap out the grills next, LOL)  Enjoy your HD 580s !!

post #1388 of 1423

Funny you should say that... I did add the 600 grill cover to my order! 

post #1389 of 1423
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Funny you should say that... I did add the 600 grill cover to my order! 

You will essentially be using an HD600, then. Except no faux-marble finish.

post #1390 of 1423
Hi!



I bought recently my HD580. I wanted them for years, but always they were something that I could live without (expensive stuff).



Now I have them and I want to buy grills from HD600, I live in Canada and I asked sennheiser support for parts. grills are $28.40 for each. Isn't it to expensive? I also want to buy cable from HD650 and it is $16.67. Is it wort it to pay over $80 for that parts?

Cheers,

Matt
post #1391 of 1423
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Hi!



I bought recently my HD580. I wanted them for years, but always they were something that I could live without (expensive stuff).



Now I have them and I want to buy grills from HD600, I live in Canada and I asked sennheiser support for parts. grills are $28.40 for each. Isn't it to expensive? I also want to buy cable from HD650 and it is $16.67. Is it wort it to pay over $80 for that parts?

Cheers,

Matt

Personally I don't think hd650 cable is an upgrade. It weakens the airiness of hd580, whose stock cable costs more actually, which makes sense.
post #1392 of 1423
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Originally Posted by matiss View Post

Hi!



I bought recently my HD580. I wanted them for years, but always they were something that I could live without (expensive stuff).



Now I have them and I want to buy grills from HD600, I live in Canada and I asked sennheiser support for parts. grills are $28.40 for each. Isn't it to expensive? I also want to buy cable from HD650 and it is $16.67. Is it wort it to pay over $80 for that parts?

Cheers,

Matt

I replied to your other thread, but I'll repeat it here too...

The grills/cable can be bought for £36 in the UK, so $80 does seem a bit steep.

I think the grills are a worthwhile upgrade, look better and make the sound a little airier. The cable made no sonic difference at all, as far as I could tell!
post #1393 of 1423

The HD580 cable is a POS though, the HD650 cable is so much more durable. Instead of ordering the HD600 grills when I had my pair, I DIY'd some of my own and made some cables for them as well. I did buy an HD650 cable though. My DIY cable building skills have improved since then haha

 

There was a lot of DIY in this pair of headphones.

 

 

 

 

 

post #1394 of 1423

Is there a guide how to make a cable? I know basic stuff, but is there anything special about them? I will maybe try to do the grills by my self. I don't want to pay ~$55 for them.

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