They do look better now though
anyway, the right side ear cup's wire on my q40's is worrying. It got thin over time because sometimes when I fold the headphone up the wire gets stuck inside the gap between the notches and ear cup.
HM5 pads arrived yesterday. Fitting them on was a bit of a problem. It was really tricky and you have to be very patient. But once you get it right, they fit perfectly.
Comfort just made a huge jump, and so did isolation. They also dont leak as much now. In terms of sound i dont think they altered the sound much, treble may be a bit more pronounced, soundstage is wider but thats about it. Excellent pads, i like them.
Hi Guys ,
I have finally started to listen to my q40.
Replaced the stock pads withe the 840s pads. Comfortable enough.(Have the Hm5 pads..but when i ordered the 840s, HM5 pads was not that much hyped).
Have just listened with it for a few hours. Still cant beat the IEM wooduo2 for bass impact. It goes nice and low though. Nice rumble to the bass. Straight to your chest. Perfect for EDM.
But I notice something quite concerning to me. The bass is a bit pronounced even on songs that shouldnt have any pronounce bass. it seems to add a bassy lining to every song and vocals. Making any lowend notes more pronounced.
Can get a bit tiring.
Is teh Q40 more a specialist headphone?