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post #1606 of 1617
Just for kicks, I swapped the stock pads with Dt880 velour pads and I thought why not post some impressions. Comfort increases significantly, soundstage gets a bit wider, treble a bit more present and airier, but apart from that, the sound honestly sucks biggrin.gif isolation is worsened, bass loses impact (and extension), mids lose their weight, the overall thickness and meatiness in the sound that everyone loves is gone.
They do look better now though wink.gif


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.
post #1607 of 1617
Also, just ordered the HM5 thick pads. Should be here in 10-30 days.

Thanks to those who recommended them.. smily_headphones1.gif
post #1608 of 1617
Think you'll like the thick HM-5 pads. I still have them on......and I have been prone to swapping pads on my Q-40 a bit.
post #1609 of 1617

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. 

post #1610 of 1617

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?

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post #1612 of 1617

Looking for a headphone case for my q40s.Prefer the chinese hardcases on ebay etc,. For under 10 bucks. Which would you suggest?

 

I was thinking of the Beats hardcases. Are these big enough when folded?

http://www.aliexpress.com/item/Studio-2-0-case-studio-headphone-hard-bag-Pouch-carry-case-with-high-quality-DropShip-Freeshipping/1832687052.html

 

Or this one? Used it with my L[p2

http://www.aliexpress.com/item/Factory-Price-protect-storage-bag-case-for-earphones-headphones-big-bag-earphone-bag-Storage-Boxes-storage/1828790191.html

 

http://www.aliexpress.com/item/SJ3-ES7-ES10-Earphone-Carrying-Zip-Case-for-Headphone-With-Hardness-EVA-anti-shock-Material-hard/2031828774.html

 

Not sure which would fit best? I prefer more protection for my favored headphones.

 

LastlyI read that using aftermarket cables without buildin screw could damage the plug where you plug in the cable? Could this be an issue?

 

The long cable are one of the reasons I dont use the headphone in my protable set.

post #1613 of 1617
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LastlyI read that using aftermarket cables without buildin screw could damage the plug where you plug in the cable? Could this be an issue?

 

The long cable are one of the reasons I dont use the headphone in my protable set.

I got rid of the stock cable long ago never looked back. I've had no problems using a one meter male jack both ends.

post #1614 of 1617

I know this is probably a silly question, but if I want less pressure to be on the headband so it doesn't hurt the top of my head as much, do I adjust the headphones to be larger or smaller? The comfort on my ears is great but the padding on the headband could be a little better for me, but I'm not sure it's actually fixable.

post #1615 of 1617

Larger, with the clamping force of Q40, the pads should be able to do the carrying job alone. At least it does for me. Obviously the smaller setting you use the harder the headband will press down on your head while you could extend it a bit an even let it "float" in the air unless you've bent the headband so much that the clamping force has lessened significantly at which the natural thing would be an increase on-top pressure instead.


Edited by RPGWiZaRD - 11/12/14 at 9:50am
post #1616 of 1617

I love my Q40s, don't know what I'll get when they die. I'd definitely want something circumaural and closed, detachable cable as well of course.

post #1617 of 1617
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Originally Posted by Mackem View Post
 

I love my Q40s, don't know what I'll get when they die. I'd definitely want something circumaural and closed, detachable cable as well of course.



Same bro, same, I'm already having nightmares as to what to do if these breaks and can't get a new pair. :)

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