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post #2596 of 2656
the pleather I was referring to was the pads on the 81's (at least I think they are pleather)... but thx for the response anyways

edit: to clarify my previous post, I was saying that I was hoping that replacing the 81's pads with the (p)leather default pads that come on the 25's in stock configuration could possibly improve isolation. Velour for comfort would be nice, but isolation is more important in my case
post #2597 of 2656
Well everything I read suggested the HD25 isolated a bit better, but I wasn't under the impression it was a massive amount. And yes, I expect as the HD25 velour pads fit the K81, the HD25 pleather pads probably do too. They may increase isolation if the construction is different, but I wouldn't expect it to make a vast amount of difference. You could search through the "cables, power, tweaks" etc. forum and see if anyone has done some crafty pad mods on any headphones, maybe some kind of gel or similar (I have heard of pads with gel before but haven't read anything major on them) that can be inserted into the pads instead of the stock foam (assuming it is foam).

Other than that, the best solution may be to get some other headphones. I don't know how many on-ear sized headphones have better isolation than the K81 and how much of a step up they might provide, but I'd imagine most full sized studio headphones will give better isolation. Failing that, many in ear monitors will be even better. I know that full sized headphones won't be as portable and IEMs may not be practical in areas such as inserting/removing quickly, but on-ear headphones can only go so far.
post #2598 of 2656
.....also, is basically true that else equal, velour pads are usually going to offer less isolation then leatherette pads?
post #2599 of 2656
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Originally Posted by jordan85 View Post
.....also, is basically true that else equal, velour pads are usually going to offer less isolation then leatherette pads?
I'm not aware of any headphone where the velour pads offer more isolation than leatherette pads (usually less isolation). I guess the velour material lets sound through easier.
post #2600 of 2656
I am thinking of getting myself the K518 which is afaik the K81 in black but the Pleather pads are imho VERY uncomfortable. Now here it says there´s a way to mount the velour-pads of the HD25 on the K518/K81. So far so good but they would cost about 20 €uro aka 30$ USD. The K81 goes out for 50 €uro (70$ USD) here, so it IS a lot of money.
Is there a cheaper alternative? Are there cans on the market that have more detail and a wider headstage for the money of the K81 with velourpads? And if there isn´t: how do you get the new pads on them?

Edit: i am talking about such a set here(sorry for the f-ugly color):



the two small velout thingies would go on the brigde over the head, so the comfort would win a lot i guess. They would come in black i think but i dont find a picture of the set in black. I think they´re for the HD25-II.
post #2601 of 2656
I should find out soon enough anyway...but anybody here happen to have experience with both the M-Audio Q40's and the K81/K518's and willing to share their opinion on how the two compare, particularly regarding the bass performance. My Q40's have a mind blowing bass capability but they need a second repair (or new cord this time) and I'm waiting on the K518's as a stand-in pair. I've had difficulty finding anything that have been recommended as a challenger to the Q40's regarding their grand bass performance for a while now.
post #2602 of 2656
I was wondering if anyone had some broken k81's that they want to get rid of.
PM me.
post #2603 of 2656
double post
post #2604 of 2656
dubstep sounds really good with k81 cans
post #2605 of 2656
I'm thinking of getting these for my daughter to listen to when she goes to the library at school. How is the sound leakage of these? Will iPod power them sufficiently?
post #2606 of 2656
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Originally Posted by volntitan View Post
I'm thinking of getting these for my daughter to listen to when she goes to the library at school. How is the sound leakage of these? Will iPod power them sufficiently?
PM me for more info... short answer: a)very little b)yes.
post #2607 of 2656
hello everybody, i'm going to buy these in a few days and i'd like to know a couple of things [sorry for noob questions, i'm new in such things ]

- how shoud i do a correct burn-in ?
- are there any easy, non-risky mods who can clearly improve the sound ?

sorry for my bad english, i've tried to read the whole thread to look for answers but stopped around page 40 !
post #2608 of 2656
What's a potential upgrade for the k81's? My headband has started to crack....not a big issue, but in the eventual total failure of the unit, at least I'll have a backup. Another k81 or perhaps the AT portables?
post #2609 of 2656
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Originally Posted by echo.es View Post
are there any easy, non-risky mods who can clearly improve the sound ?
Removing the cloth inserts that cover the drivers opens up the high end nicely and IMO results in a more balanced sound from the K81DJ. If you don't like it you can just stick 'em back in.
post #2610 of 2656
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Originally Posted by dpippel View Post
Removing the cloth inserts that cover the drivers opens up the high end nicely and IMO results in a more balanced sound from the K81DJ. If you don't like it you can just stick 'em back in.
thank you
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