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post #1591 of 1604
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Originally Posted by xkonfuzed View Post

How hard is it to get the HM5 pads to fit ? I really want to buy a pair but im worried it wont fit properly..

Actually, not hard at all. They are much easier to put on than the Beyers. And the more I use them, the more I prefer them to the Beyers.
post #1592 of 1604
Ditto. A bit tight going on but my fave I've tried on these.
post #1593 of 1604

Same here. I was concerned that they won't fit because the HM5 pads are more of an oval rather than circle but once you put them on they fit nice and tight. 

post #1594 of 1604

If someone wants to buy my Alpha pads,they are in good condition  almost1 year old and not worn that much so just PM me if someone wants them....

post #1595 of 1604

My only real concern with the Q40s is I wish that the padding on the headband was a bit thicker. After long listening sessions I find that the headband can feel a bit like it's digging in to my head.

post #1596 of 1604
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Originally Posted by Mackem View Post
 

My only real concern with the Q40s is I wish that the padding on the headband was a bit thicker. After long listening sessions I find that the headband can feel a bit like it's digging in to my head.


For me it clamps so hard around the ears that the headband is pretty much floating in the air just above my head or very lightly resting on it anyway lol. :p

post #1597 of 1604
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Originally Posted by Mackem View Post

My only real concern with the Q40s is I wish that the padding on the headband was a bit thicker. After long listening sessions I find that the headband can feel a bit like it's digging in to my head.

You could try the Sennheiser HD-650 headband pad which I've used on a couple of headphones before. Never felt the need to do anything on the Q40 tho.
post #1598 of 1604

Never change anything on the Q40 hahaha man these things suck in comfort,headband on top is really thin also the pads sucks so hard,i can't believe they made'em like this....no one tested it if it's comfi i guess cause after 5 min this thing hurts like hell....

post #1599 of 1604
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Originally Posted by dailysmoker View Post
 

Never change anything on the Q40 hahaha man these things suck in comfort,headband on top is really thin also the pads sucks so hard,i can't believe they made'em like this....no one tested it if it's comfi i guess cause after 5 min this thing hurts like hell....


I'm using stock pads and I have absolutely no probs with comfort, I often wear them for the whole day almost and don't take them off my head unless I move away from my computer. :p If you think Q40 is uncomfortable then you need to try a pair of AKG K518...


Edited by RPGWiZaRD - 8/31/14 at 5:09am
post #1600 of 1604

But you stuffed them with paper right...? then it gets a little thicker but stock hurt like crazy after 10 min.....

post #1601 of 1604
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Originally Posted by dailysmoker View Post
 

But you stuffed them with paper right...? then it gets a little thicker but stock hurt like crazy after 10 min.....


I used to use it completely stock before and it was no problem, the soft foam rings dampened the ears so it wouldn't rest against the plastic driver grille directly. That's the only thing I can see as becoming an issue if the foam rings are worn out over time but when I used it like that it was fine though.

I didn't stuff them because of comfort issues either since I had no issues with that, it's purely for sonical changes, more distance between the ear and drive leads to more V-shape balance taking place, stock I percieve them ever so tiny bit more forward in the mids compared to the highs such as piano, male vocals etc (I'm talking like 1~2dB max in the 8-16kHz range so not a lot to write home about), with like 2 mm extra or so depth it would sound perfectly in balance to my ears. :p


Edited by RPGWiZaRD - 8/31/14 at 7:41am
post #1602 of 1604

My Q40s are very comfortable. I just have the HM-5 pads and stretched the band slightly, although now I feel I didn't even need to stretch it. Like RPGWiz, I can wear these for as long as I want without fatigue. 

post #1603 of 1604
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Originally Posted by RPGWiZaRD View Post
 


I'm using stock pads and I have absolutely no probs with comfort, I often wear them for the whole day almost and don't take them off my head unless I move away from my computer. :p If you think Q40 is uncomfortable then you need to try a pair of AKG K518...

i own a k518 myself, and man are they uncomfortable. The clamp pressure is so high that most of the time they're being stretched out by a tissue box :D

post #1604 of 1604

I just don't get that at all  what where they thinking,did they not test it on comfort....after sound it's the most imported thing about a headphone.....:confused_face_2:

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