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post #1426 of 1638
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Originally Posted by RPGWiZaRD View Post
 

 

I'm selling my backup pair that's used for a few hrs and I'm from europe (Finland) if you're interested at a very low price too. I paid much more for it but it was stretched out that most people would want/need but I quite like the very tight clamping non-stretched.

But I'm getting a little bit unsure myself as at least now I have a backup pair as I love these headphones so much I think I'd be quite devastated if my primary ones died.

 

Do you mean the headphones or you're selling the Shure pads? I was talking about the Shure pads in my post.

post #1427 of 1638

And your back up pair is 100 % fine...? how much is it...? Grz Tim

post #1428 of 1638
There's a used pair on our for sale boards for $90 US.
post #1429 of 1638
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Originally Posted by Armaegis View Post
 

 

I've owned both but never compared directly. What exactly do you want to know?

 

 

 

http://www.thomann.de/gb/shure_hpaec840_ear_pads.htm

 

Which is better.

post #1430 of 1638

"Better" sound would be the Q40. "Fun" sound and easier to drive without amping would be the COP. Comfort and isolation is a tossup.

post #1431 of 1638

could you explain difference between fun and better. Quite surprsing you call the Q40 as better, expected it to be in reverse.

post #1432 of 1638

The COP is not the most accurate headphone. Tons and tons of base when you have the ports all open, but not the cleanest. The Q40 is overall cleaner sounding. Both have a bit of trebbly wonkiness. My memory starts to get fuzzy as I've modded both (and in the case of the COP, quite extensively)

post #1433 of 1638

I too like the Q40 more than the COP. The COP's bass is not beautiful, its very bloated. Evene the Superlux EVOs bass iss better and i really dont like the EVOs bass, because its bloated too. But the COP's bass is even more bloated. The Q40's basse really surprised me, much better quality in bass than the COP.

post #1434 of 1638

Dunno whether to order the HifiMan velours or the Shure pads >.<

post #1435 of 1638

You do know, that the Isolation will be totally gone, when you use Velours? ;D Everyone outside can hear your music then. If your are OK with that its cool. If you don't want that, i would use Shure SRH840 Pleather Pads. They're veeeery comfortable and the sound gets even better <3

post #1436 of 1638

Man I keep changing my mind on whether I want these or not..

 

I listen to my music at a medium-ish volume and don't want the sound to leak out so that others can hear what I'm listening to. How's isolation with the Shure pads?

post #1437 of 1638
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Originally Posted by Mackem View Post
 

Man I keep changing my mind on whether I want these or not..

 

I listen to my music at a medium-ish volume and don't want the sound to leak out so that others can hear what I'm listening to. How's isolation with the Shure pads?


Shure pads are said to have good isolation, even slightly better than stock pads and already with stock pads I have pretty good isolation (I keep listening to medium/slightly above medium or so) and no1 has complained that watched TV in the room so far even sitting only 2~2.5 meters away. Then again I keep getting strange looks due to my weird moves which I can't help myself doing while listening to hardstyle powered with digiZoid ZO2.1 because of the extremely engaging sound. ^^ Another bad habit I keep having is tapping my foot along with the 150 bpm that isn't always so well recieved for the others around. ^^ (they keep joking about the "washing machine" working on the 2nd floor :p).


Edited by RPGWiZaRD - 1/13/14 at 12:44pm
post #1438 of 1638
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Originally Posted by RPGWiZaRD View Post
 


Shure pads are said to have good isolation, even slightly better than stock pads and already with stock pads I have pretty good isolation (I keep listening to medium/slightly above medium or so) and no1 has complained that watched TV in the room so far even sitting only 2~2.5 meters away. Then again I keep getting strange looks due to my weird moves which I can't help myself doing while listening to hardstyle powered with digiZoid ZO2.1 because of the extremely engaging sound. ^^ Another bad habit I keep having is tapping my foot along with the 150 bpm that isn't always so well recieved for the others around. ^^ (they keep joking about the "washing machine" working on the 2nd floor :p).

 

I'm trying to figure out the best combination of isolation and comfort for my ears. On Spotify I have the volume slider at about 55-60%.


Edited by Mackem - 1/13/14 at 1:04pm
post #1439 of 1638
I would go with the shures. They are cheap, very comfortable, very good isolation. Good combo of everything ;D
post #1440 of 1638

I can understand why you need to replace the cushions.

Why replace the cable?

is it not better to wait till it breaks before replacing it? The vmoda cable is just for ergonomics right?

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