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post #16 of 40
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Originally Posted by Skylab View Post
Mrarroyo, YOU WIN THE JACKPOT! Nice call. I tried this and it's definitely the sweet spot. Beyer pads AND Beyer foam make the RP21's more comfortable and better sounding.
But you're using the Beyer leather pads, no?
post #17 of 40
Yes, RP21 + Beyer Leather pads + Beyer Foam =
post #18 of 40
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Originally Posted by Skylab View Post
Yes, RP21 + Beyer Leather pads + Beyer Foam =
Okay, that's what I thought...I got the impression from your response to mrarroyo that you thought the Beyer velours + Beyer foam were the winning combination...and since not all pads are equal, I thought I'd check.


EDIT: Good lord, this thread is wide.
post #19 of 40
Thread Starter 
I wonder, is it possible to stuff the DT770 foam underneath the stock pads? I don't mind the stocks & foam is a heck of a lot cheaper than new Beyer earpads. Skylab, care to be the guinea pig?

BTW, the part # for the Beyer DT770 replacement foam is #333.395. Apparently it can be ordered at fullcompass.com & several European websites. Fullcompass.com doesn't list a price, but other sites quote the foam at 1.85 euros or 1.24 GBP. I think I can justify that expense in the name of frivolous modding!

@ mrarroyo: Save us from the huge pix! Have mercy!
post #20 of 40
Sweet mod!

+1 for mrarroyo to thumbnail his pics!
post #21 of 40
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Originally Posted by Joshatdot View Post
Sweet mod!

+1 for mrarroyo to thumbnail his pics!
Done.
post #22 of 40
Thread Starter 

Beyer DT770 Replacement Foam Pad Purchase info

For those in North America who are interested in buying Beyerdynamic DT770 foam pads to mod their RP-21s, pricing information @ Fullcompass.com can be found here. Ordering information can be found here.

The part # is 014-333.395

For Europeans with similar ambitions, go here.

Just trying to consolidate information for the sake of those who don't monitor all of the Equation Audio threads!
post #23 of 40
Anyone have a set of the original RP-21 foam circles that they'd be willing to sell me? I just purchased a set of used Equation Audio RP-21s from which the original circles were removed, and I'd like to have a full array of choices when they arrive so I can decide which way I prefer them. PM me if you think we can work something out! Thanks!
post #24 of 40
Just got finished pulling off the foam, I'm impressed. I enjoy the more in-your-face presentation. Maybe I should pick up some Grado's next. This mod was very worth the 2 seconds it took to do it though, I'm happy.
post #25 of 40
yeah mod was easy and I enjoy the sound coming through my RP-21s!!
post #26 of 40
Well, my pads went back in tonight. Perhaps my ears just stick out abnormally far, but I found them to be God-awfully uncomfortable without the pads in. Sound was nice, but I don't think it was worth the, eh, pain.
post #27 of 40
Ok I used to dislike rp21 compared to ms1, they sounded too dark, but the bass was pretty nice at they same time. Honestly, I didn't use them almost at all. Anyways, after headfi get up again (thank god!) I decided to just remove the pads, and yeah!, its a big difference, they sound a lot better now, more like ms-1 but closed and more bass. Now we just need a mod to make these headphones look good, they are so ugly that I can't use them at public. (MS-1 are soo beautiful and the fit my style perfectly..:P)
post #28 of 40
Thread Starter 
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Originally Posted by uppis View Post
Ok I used to dislike rp21 compared to ms1, they sounded too dark, but the bass was pretty nice at they same time. Honestly, I didn't use them almost at all. Anyways, after headfi get up again (thank god!) I decided to just remove the pads, and yeah!, its a big difference, they sound a lot better now, more like ms-1 but closed and more bass. Now we just need a mod to make these headphones look good, they are so ugly that I can't use them at public. (MS-1 are soo beautiful and the fit my style perfectly..:P)
Glad you like the mod. Funny that your sentiments (regarding MS-1s & RP-21s) are pretty close to what I was thinking at the time I first modded mine!
post #29 of 40
i like the equations without the pads but my only problem is that if i dont position my left ear properly it can get irritating cause it rubs against teh driver
post #30 of 40
Thread Starter 
Beyer foam pads may be just the ticket for you. Better highs & still some ear cushioning.
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