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post #15226 of 36835

Remove the tubes and check them side by side if they are exactly the same height, which they might not be. However, if they are, you need to sit them properly in place.

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Just a quick note on my pad change today. I have taken the pads off before a couple of time to put them through the gentle bath routine so no problem. When I washed them this time, the nap on the velour didn't come back as usual so I decided that it was time to go ahead and replace the pads...I ordered a pair from BHphoto a couple of weeks ago. 

 

When trying to reseat the pads, I felt the grill give a little. :mad: So lesson learned don't put your fingers on the grill when pushing the pads back in the place. I had to further disassemble the hardware to get the grills apart and gently push the grill back to it's original formation...no crease thank goodness. 

 

The new pads increase the clamp a fair bit...more than I was expected. It also sounds like the bass response is somewhat lessened. I suppose because the pads put the driver further away from the ear. I would expect a few days use to resolve this and return the bass to normal. FYI...

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Originally Posted by MattTCG View Post

 

When trying to reseat the pads, I felt the grill give a little.

 

 

 

The same happened to me recently with new pads and applying them.But i haven´t pressed the denture out just yet.

post #15229 of 36835
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Originally Posted by MattTCG View Post
 

Just a quick note on my pad change today. I have taken the pads off before a couple of time to put them through the gentle bath routine so no problem. When I washed them this time, the nap on the velour didn't come back as usual so I decided that it was time to go ahead and replace the pads...I ordered a pair from BHphoto a couple of weeks ago. 

 

When trying to reseat the pads, I felt the grill give a little. :mad: So lesson learned don't put your fingers on the grill when pushing the pads back in the place. I had to further disassemble the hardware to get the grills apart and gently push the grill back to it's original formation...no crease thank goodness. 

 

The new pads increase the clamp a fair bit...more than I was expected. It also sounds like the bass response is somewhat lessened. I suppose because the pads put the driver further away from the ear. I would expect a few days use to resolve this and return the bass to normal. FYI...

It took me a couple of months for them to soften up:(

post #15230 of 36835

I'm surprised at how much difference in clamp and sub bass there is. Makes me want to put the old pads back on till they're completely trashed. 

post #15231 of 36835
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Originally Posted by MattTCG View Post
 

I'm surprised at how much difference in clamp and sub bass there is. Makes me want to put the old pads back on till they're completely trashed. 

 

Interesting, I think it's time to replace my pads too. 

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Originally Posted by pdrm360 View Post
 

 

Interesting, I think it's time to replace my pads too. 

 

Roughly, and I know it's hard to ball park something like this, but roughly how long did your pads last?  You can estimate in years or hours worn.  Appreciate any replies.

post #15233 of 36835
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Originally Posted by ThurstonX View Post
 

 

Roughly, and I know it's hard to ball park something like this, but roughly how long did your pads last?  You can estimate in years or hours worn.  Appreciate any replies.

 

Since 2011 but no idea about hours of worn.

post #15234 of 36835

My 650's would average 2 hours per day minimum. I'm figuring about 870 hours on mine based on number of days owned at 2 hours per day. I've decided that I'm putting them back on when they're dry for one last run before retirement. ;) 


Edited by MattTCG - 1/9/14 at 4:31pm
post #15235 of 36835

Thanks, guys :smile:

post #15236 of 36835

I'm using a Fiio E10 to power my HD650. Would I notice much difference (even in sound signature) if I upgraded to an Objective 2 Amp? I wouldn't mind a slightly brighter sound, since my HD650 are the old version (some say is darker sounding).

 

Thanks!

post #15237 of 36835
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Originally Posted by 80smusicboy View Post
 

I'm using a Fiio E10 to power my HD650. Would I notice much difference (even in sound signature) if I upgraded to an Objective 2 Amp? I wouldn't mind a slightly brighter sound, since my HD650 are the old version (some say is darker sounding).

 

Thanks!

Only you can tell.

post #15238 of 36835
It makes sense. It's just that I don't have golden ears. Of course I heard the stark difference between my Q701 and the HD650, but I can't distinguish between cables, for example.
post #15239 of 36835

I can tell you one thing. I noticed a bigger difference upgrading from the dac part of the Fiio E10 than the amp part.

post #15240 of 36835
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Originally Posted by MattTCG View Post
 

Just a quick note on my pad change today. I have taken the pads off before a couple of time to put them through the gentle bath routine so no problem. When I washed them this time, the nap on the velour didn't come back as usual so I decided that it was time to go ahead and replace the pads...I ordered a pair from BHphoto a couple of weeks ago. 

 

When trying to reseat the pads, I felt the grill give a little. :mad: So lesson learned don't put your fingers on the grill when pushing the pads back in the place. I had to further disassemble the hardware to get the grills apart and gently push the grill back to it's original formation...no crease thank goodness. 

 

The new pads increase the clamp a fair bit...more than I was expected. It also sounds like the bass response is somewhat lessened. I suppose because the pads put the driver further away from the ear. I would expect a few days use to resolve this and return the bass to normal. FYI...

I would love to try HE60 leather pads on mine, but 150 for pads is just too much. I think they would fit perfect. I bet the bass increase would be substantial.

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