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post #1321 of 1568

WTF why do i have this the Q40 is no more just about to get my  2nd pair they called me up and said they stopped making it!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

post #1322 of 1568
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Originally Posted by dailysmoker View Post
 

WTF why do i have this the Q40 is no more just about to get my  2nd pair they called me up and said they stopped making it!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

I heard about this nasty rumor... It's a real bummer considering they are the best bang for your buck out there. I guess it's time for all of us to raid the remaining retailers!

post #1323 of 1568

Does anybody have a old one that is broke and has this piece (i highlighted but the other side with the screw in it) still on it would love to get it from you.....


Edited by dailysmoker - 11/5/13 at 5:46am
post #1324 of 1568

It probably wasn't economical for them anymore considering it's their only headphone and the market is flooded with options now.

 

I wonder who their oem is.

post #1325 of 1568

I think they made it themselves. I've never seen a similar looking headphone from another brand, and the majority of OEMs use the same headband and cups for different headphone models.

post #1326 of 1568
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Originally Posted by dailysmoker View Post
 

Does anybody have a old one that is broke and has this piece (i highlighted but the other side with the screw in it) still on it would love to get it from you.....


There is a used one on the for sale board for $70 worth buying for a spare. 

post #1327 of 1568

Strange they wouldn't sell you another pair, I ordered another pair from them 2 weeks ago and got it w/o any problems.

post #1328 of 1568
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Originally Posted by blueangel2323 View Post
 

I think they made it themselves. I've never seen a similar looking headphone from another brand, and the majority of OEMs use the same headband and cups for different headphone models.

 

All the more reason to shut down the production I suppose. It's costly to run any sort of manufacturing for a specialized product, especially one unrelated (in terms of manufacturing) to all your other products.

post #1329 of 1568
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Originally Posted by Armaegis View Post
 

It probably wasn't economical for them anymore considering it's their only headphone and the market is flooded with options now.

 

I wonder who their oem is.

I'm guessing the driver wasn't labeled at all when you opened them up? It's possible that the headphones themselves were made by M-Audio and the drivers elsewhere, I suppose.

post #1330 of 1568
So I was playing around on the site and happened to come across this http://maudio.com/products/en_us/VocalStudioProNew.html
do you see what I see? I wonder if you can buy those seperate?
post #1331 of 1568
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Originally Posted by quisxx View Post

So I was playing around on the site and happened to come across this http://maudio.com/products/en_us/VocalStudioProNew.html
do you see what I see? I wonder if you can buy those seperate?

 

^oooooo, that is either a mean marketing stunt or a very rare headphone. Likely the former, hah.

post #1332 of 1568

Finally i got my old ones back and put the alpha pads on it.....man perfect fit and what a comfort ahhhhhh,soundwise it seems to be even better :L3000:

post #1333 of 1568

Damn what a difference between stock and alpha pads my god....stock ones are too close to the driver and my ears would often hurt a little because the bass is massive but alpha pads are a lot thicker and have that no more

post #1334 of 1568

I got a brandnew Q40 for 62 euros (thats about 82 dollars?) a week ago an since then, i'm listening to them all the time. First i was very surprised by the sound, i really liked it. Most closed cans aren't good in terms of soundstage. But the Q40, i really like them. For closed cans, they sound really good. But i was very disapointed with the isolation. People outside heard, what i was hearing and I could also hear the outworld. That was uncool because i only use closed cans, when i go out. Until now I used the Sony MDR-1R and Sony MDR-Zx700 for going out. I love the isolation on these, they're really good at it. I don't like their sound though, but they're very easy and good to equalize, so that was my option until now.

 

Now the sonys are very comfortable an light to wear, perfect for the outside world. I tried so many cans, DT-770, Shure SRH-840, but they were tooooo big and too heavy (and i have a BIG head) for going out. So how do the Q40s handle it? Bravo. They are really comfortable and light, the only thing i don't like are the stock pads. i don't like the material and my ears do not really fit in them. I tried different Pads , like DT-770 Velour, DT-770 Pleather, Custom One Pro pleather, . . . . the pleather ones were terrible. I can't recommend the Beyer pleather pads. They're too hard and uncomfortable, feels very cheap to me. The velour ones were VERY nice in terms of comfort. But with these the isolation gets even more worse than with stock pads! Then i tried the Shure SRH-840 pleather pads . . . wow. i really like the DT-770 velours, but with the Q40s the Shure 840 pads are even more comfortable, than the Beyer velours. They fit perfectly and now the best part: The Isolation is the bomb. combined with the Shure pads, the isolation is even better that with the sonys! I couldn't believe it. The sound does not change, it stays as good as it is, i think, they sound even better with the Shurepads. These pads really saved this can for me, because i was about to sell them. I recommend this to everyone who owns a Q40, try the Shure SRH-840 pads (pleather). The Shure SRH 940 velours also fit perfectly...but the isolation is as poor as with the DT-770 Beyers, so i don't recommend them if isolation is an important matter. Here's a picture of my Q40s with Shurepads:

 


Edited by Natsukawa - 11/10/13 at 7:36pm
post #1335 of 1568

Where did you get them that cheap haha 120 euro's was the cheapest here in Holland...? And you should have bought the Alpha Pads man those are really really really outstanding,best ever.....

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