Originally Posted by musicmind
I didn't use foam inserts but instead a thin rubber tube around the outer edge of the ear pads, and I haven't noticed any loss in detail. If you don't need it then I would keep it stock, but for me this mod was a must, because my ears did would get irritated after an hour or so of listening.
I can see three possible reasons:
- Rubber tube has different from foam effect on the sound
- I am actually imagining things
- You did not listen critically enough doing before/after mod comparisonAnd here's my AD2000 comfort recipe:
Put some small pillow on your knee, turn headphones upside down, grab headband at points where plastic portion meets metal rods, your palms should go from inside with thumbs facing downs, using knee as a support start slowly unbending, do not make any abrupt movements, it gets flat, then starts arching in opposite direction. Stop at this point and check the fit. Repeat if necessary. I ended up with one inch spacing between pads and that increased comfort tremendously. No extra padding, just less clamping force.
Pad positioning is important too, to prevent ears from hitting drivers, shift phones a bit forward, so the pad sits on the back and the top of the outer ear, not fully surround it.
Did I mention that I am in love with these phones now?