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post #1516 of 1525
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Originally Posted by BrainFood View Post
 


Coolio.  Maybe others can chime in with their Alpha pad upgrade impressions too :etysmile:


I'd only add that it does tighten the bass up a bit, not make it more muddy.  You may want to try the combo..............most who have really enjoyed it.  Don't mean to be spending your money but it is a really amazing combo that I've never topped. This, coming from someone who has put Alpha pads on the following and never quite got the same amazing improvement -

 

Denon D2000

Denon D5000

Denon D7000

Fostex TH900

Ultrasone Pro900

Darth Beyer

post #1517 of 1525

In my case, alpha pads seem to make the sub-bass more noticeable, might be because of the better sealage compared to stock pads?

So if you like sub bass that could be good, but as a side effect, at least on my pair it makes female vocals sound a little more veiled? Not sure if veiled is the word Im looking for since Im not familiar with audio terminology. But in order to get female vocals to sound as clean/present as with stock pads I have to turn up the treble on my e17  a bit.
 

post #1518 of 1525

Just got my like new pair of q40. theyre pretty epic phones :)

I stuffed some tissue under the pads to get a little more comfort, kinda ghetto but it works

I'm considering buying the srh840 pads, is it really worth it?

post #1519 of 1525
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Originally Posted by PanamaHat View Post
 

Just got my like new pair of q40. theyre pretty epic phones :)

I stuffed some tissue under the pads to get a little more comfort, kinda ghetto but it works

I'm considering buying the srh840 pads, is it really worth it?

IMO, no. The stock pads are actually really great if you can get more comfort with tissue/paper towel.

post #1520 of 1525
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Originally Posted by Thujone View Post
 

IMO, no. The stock pads are actually really great if you can get more comfort with tissue/paper towel.


This, if you have no problem of how it's done/looks like, then I wouldn't bother, as for me I am still using it like that (IMO it sounds best), very neutral timbre (mid/highs balance) and very slight improvement to soundstage/imaging and bass response quality.


Edited by RPGWiZaRD - 4/14/14 at 11:12am
post #1521 of 1525
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Originally Posted by PanamaHat View Post
 

Just got my like new pair of q40. theyre pretty epic phones :)

I stuffed some tissue under the pads to get a little more comfort, kinda ghetto but it works

I'm considering buying the srh840 pads, is it really worth it?


I do think it is worth it.  As is doing Alpha pads but some like RPG like the stock pads with just a little spacer.  Others like the Alpha and the hammer-like bass it seems to reveal.  Shure 840 pads are like $15 so worth a try.

post #1522 of 1525

what I don't quite get is the Q40's are said to be 'a basshead can done right', where bass doesn't leech much into the mids. Yet human voice is audibly lower in tone compared to Focal SP's. 


Edited by BrainFood - 4/14/14 at 9:07pm
post #1523 of 1525

I bought the srh840 pads just cus the vinyl pads feel very cheap. Wound up being $20 with shipping.

 

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what I don't quite get is the Q40's are said to be 'a basshead can done right', where bass doesn't leech much into the mids. Yet human voice is audibly lower in tone compared to Focal SP's. 

You're comparing $100 phones to $250 phones man. I'd be more disappointed if the focal didn't sound better

post #1524 of 1525
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what I don't quite get is the Q40's are said to be 'a basshead can done right', where bass doesn't leech much into the mids. Yet human voice is audibly lower in tone compared to Focal SP's. 


The question is which one is more "correct" though, Q40 too low in tone (not how I hear vocals on Q40) or FSP too high? :P Just food for thought.

post #1525 of 1525

I just used the FSP as a example because it's generally regarded as a neutral/ accurate phone that goes deep, as and when present in the source material.  

 

Anyhow, it's more an observation than criticism.  I like watching nature and science tv documentaries and couldn't help notice that voices deepened a bit more than I was expecting. 

 

 

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Edited by BrainFood - Yesterday at 8:01 am
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