Originally Posted by nickchen
Did the pads alter the mids section? I'm asking because better bass can be achieved with taped DT770 pads, but these cut noticable 5-10% of the sweet AKG mids.
these pads don't touch the midrange, at least not in the way the velour (and i imagine beyer as well) pads alter the sound. The only affect they might have is adding a bit of detail or sharpness (not to make them harsh or sharp by any means, just less round- a bit) but the most affect I remember was on the treble, more open, and airy and aggressive, and to the bass- a bit less reverberating deep bass the sound (the kind that doesn't sound like an instrument, but just fills in), so that the bass was a bit tighter, and more about the notes than the deeper thunderous tones.... I don't think you could really say good/bad here, it's just a way of tuning the phones to personal preference.