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Just wanted to say its good to see this thread active again. It was way too quiet for these quality headphones despite being discontinued 

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Originally Posted by moriez View Post
 

 

Hey,

 

Just a few hours ago I received my D5000 and listening to 'em now. My first impression is a nice mellow and clean sound but I also miss that deep low rumble that I love in electronic music. As I'm a bit of a pads convert I'm curious what they would do for me. Do you have an idea yet how the Alpha pads compare to the Lawton's on this headphone?

 

White Lotus, still convinced of the improvement with the HM5 pads? Deeper sub bass compared to stock?

How much more deep sub bass rumble do you need? the Denon D5000 stock has the most sub bass I've ever heard in any headphone. What are you comparing this to?

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Originally Posted by Taowolf51 View Post
 

 

You grab a Sennheiser HD650 pad for $7 or so, then double sided tape it to the Denon headband. After the pad softens a bit with use you'll have effectively zero comfort issues.

Could you perhaps link me to where I can find a pair of HD650 pads for $7. My pair cost me $62

post #2928 of 4044
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Originally Posted by kookoo View Post

 

Could you perhaps link me to where I can find a pair of HD650 pads for $7. My pair cost me $62

 

I called Sennheiser and that was the price. $7.55 + shipping (total was $14.05).

 

Remember, this is the headband pad, not the earpads.

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Originally Posted by Taowolf51 View Post
 

 

I called Sennheiser and that was the price. $7.55 + shipping (total was $14.05).

 

Remember, this is the headband pad, not the earpads.


AH! sorry my bad, I misread

post #2930 of 4044
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Originally Posted by Oregonian View Post
 


OK, got the Alpha's on Saturday and swapped them on my D7000 in place of the Lawton angle pads.  They are staying.  The comfort first of all is, as expected (remember I have them on both other Denon's), amazing.  Sound - the bass is tighter to my ears as well, with no other up or downgrade of the mids, treble or soundstage.  Oh, and with a vintage amp driving them, there's plenty of rumble with the loudness switch thrown..............I doubt I'll go back to the Lawton pads.

That's terrible and great to hear! I thought the LA Pads where angled? Are the Alpha's angled as well? Did you lose any sound stage depth from the pads

 

either way it is great to hear the cheaper pads in this case are better! 

post #2931 of 4044
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Originally Posted by Mshenay View Post
 

That's terrible and great to hear! I thought the LA Pads where angled? Are the Alpha's angled as well? Did you lose any sound stage depth from the pads

 

either way it is great to hear the cheaper pads in this case are better!

The Alpha pads are angled as well. They super comfortable and hold up well. They actually increase the sound stage. Like Orgonian, I run about 5 pairs of them with everything they fit that I own. The only headphone I did not care for them with is the HE-500/400, they sucked out the mids a bit. The HE series is designed to sound the best a bit closer to the ear (to my ears).

 

Look at this ugly (but fantastic sounding) beast.  It doubles as a pillow......

Kenwood KH K-1000 cups and drivers, old Koss framework, pilot pad headband and of course the Alpha pads.

post #2932 of 4044

I have the same framwork. Was it hard to work with?

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Originally Posted by White Lotus View Post
 

I have the same framwork. Was it hard to work with?

It was out of necessity, I broke a small piece of the original headband when I took them to get them painted at a friends shop(ironic that I cared about aesthetics considering what they have turned into)  and they are no longer made. I have cleaned them up a bit since that photo. They are one of my favorite closed backs and they just got real ugly, but they are darn comfortable. My intention was to have them painted and then get some wood cups made.

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I was looking *for* headbands earlier today and this seems like a good fit for the denons. A previous head-fier recommended it too

 

http://www.head-fi.org/t/621692/audioequip-headband-comfort-cushion-pad-universal-fit-replacement-headband#post_8595297

 

 

 

http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00862522A/


Edited by Tranman409 - 11/12/13 at 5:59am
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Originally Posted by Tranman409 View Post
 

I was looking to headbands earlier today and this seems like a good fit for the denons. A previous head-fier recommended it too

 

http://www.head-fi.org/t/621692/audioequip-headband-comfort-cushion-pad-universal-fit-replacement-headband#post_8595297

 

 

 

http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00862522A/

Nice 

I contacted MarkL from Lawton and the DIY Tune is $32.50 with shipping, the Alpha pads are what $65 ish with shipping and hopefully I can get mine reterminated for 4pin LR by Martin for under $10, add that Headband and I'll have a super modded D2k WoodBack for about $700... let's hope the fully modded beauty [with a D7k Cable mind u] sounds better than a Stock D7k... considering it cost about as much as a D7k >.>

 

Good to know the Alpha Pads are better :3 They are awesomely comfy! 

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Originally Posted by Tranman409 View Post
 

I was looking *for* headbands earlier today and this seems like a good fit for the denons. A previous head-fier recommended it too

 

http://www.head-fi.org/t/621692/audioequip-headband-comfort-cushion-pad-universal-fit-replacement-headband#post_8595297

 

 

 

http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00862522A/

 

That looks like the Beyer pad. If it is, I've tried it and the thing tore before I could even get it on the headphones. It's just a little too small for the Denon headband and if you try to stretch it at all it will tear right apart at the seams. It's very low quality.

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Originally Posted by Mshenay View Post

Nice 
I contacted MarkL from Lawton and the DIY Tune is $32.50 with shipping, the Alpha pads are what $65 ish with shipping and hopefully I can get mine reterminated for 4pin LR by Martin for under $10, add that Headband and I'll have a super modded D2k WoodBack for about $700... let's hope the fully modded beauty [with a D7k Cable mind u] sounds better than a Stock D7k... considering it cost about as much as a D7k >.>

Good to know the Alpha Pads are better :3 They are awesomely comfy! 

I have the snap on headband as well and highly recommend the Sennheiser HD650 one instead for both looks and comfort.
post #2938 of 4044
I'm also interested in new pads, but alpha pads aren't round, are they?
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Originally Posted by Coq de Combat View Post

I'm also interested in new pads, but alpha pads aren't round, are they?

... they r roundish
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Originally Posted by Mshenay View Post


... they r roundish

Roundish enough not to be awkward? Not that I'd be looking at my Denons while listening, but I'd like them to look good as well, and I'm not too sure that I'd like it.

 

I have tried chasing pictures "facing the pads" on google, but most pictures are facing the headphones, sort of, so I can't get a good idea of how it looks facing the pads. If you know how I mean. I want to know how well it fits "look wise".

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