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Originally Posted by elwappo99 View Post

 

 I tossed on hifiman pleathers and velours and really dig the sound of the pleathers. I also recently got the Matrix Mstage and it really hits a sweet spot with the AD2000 and Denon D7000. 

 

Really love the sound of these guys, but I really can't stand the comfort. I tried the phatpad mod with 3/8" tubing, but it really did change the sound a lot; the sibilance and treble became quite unbearable (I'd never really understood sibilance until this mod). Would the HiFiMan pads help? Or should I try using a thinning tubing for the phatpad mod?

 

Thanks!

post #707 of 776
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Originally Posted by HeroicPenguin View Post

 

Really love the sound of these guys, but I really can't stand the comfort. I tried the phatpad mod with 3/8" tubing, but it really did change the sound a lot; the sibilance and treble became quite unbearable (I'd never really understood sibilance until this mod). Would the HiFiMan pads help? Or should I try using a thinning tubing for the phatpad mod?

 

Thanks!

 

I didn't notice any sibilance and I am usually a little sensitive to that. The treble and bass is more pronounced overall to my ears, but not breaking into the sibilant territory. Total standoff from the driver to the farthest edge of the driver is about 5/8", so you may want to measure your total standoff as well. 

post #708 of 776
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Originally Posted by HeroicPenguin View Post

 

Really love the sound of these guys, but I really can't stand the comfort. I tried the phatpad mod with 3/8" tubing, but it really did change the sound a lot; the sibilance and treble became quite unbearable (I'd never really understood sibilance until this mod). Would the HiFiMan pads help? Or should I try using a thinning tubing for the phatpad mod?

 

Thanks!


For me the comfort problem was because of their excessive clamp, unbending the headband really helped with that as well as added more air and details.

You need to put headband into ice tray for 5 minutes or so so it become pliable, yep, they use quite an interesting metal there.

post #709 of 776
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For me the comfort problem was because of their excessive clamp, unbending the headband really helped with that as well as added more air and details.

You need to put headband into ice tray for 5 minutes or so so it become pliable, yep, they use quite an interesting metal there.

 

The comfort issue is more from the thinness of the pads and the drivers rubbing up on the ear. I don't think the bending of the headband will help that too much.

 

So, does anyone have experience with the HiFiMan pads?

post #710 of 776
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Originally Posted by HeroicPenguin View Post

 

The comfort issue is more from the thinness of the pads and the drivers rubbing up on the ear. I don't think the bending of the headband will help that too much.

 

So, does anyone have experience with the HiFiMan pads?

 

I don't like the HifiMan pads.  So I use the Stock Denon pads from the Denon D7000, D5000 or D2000.  Works pretty good.

post #711 of 776
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I don't like the HifiMan pads.  So I use the Stock Denon pads from the Denon D7000, D5000 or D2000.  Works pretty good.

 

I used to own the D1001 and loved that comfort. I'm assuming the other Denons are similar -- I looked for where to purchase them but couldn't find it. Do you have a link? And do they fit well?

post #712 of 776
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Originally Posted by HeroicPenguin View Post

 

I used to own the D1001 and loved that comfort. I'm assuming the other Denons are similar -- I looked for where to purchase them but couldn't find it. Do you have a link? And do they fit well?


Lawton Audio. Mark sells angle and stock Denon pads.

post #713 of 776
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Originally Posted by preproman View Post

 

I don't like the HifiMan pads.  So I use the Stock Denon pads from the Denon D7000, D5000 or D2000.  Works pretty good.


What did it do to the sound though?

post #714 of 776
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What did it do to the sound though?

 

Yeah, I'd definitely like to know that. Plus, the D2000 pads aren't cheap at $45.

post #715 of 776
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Originally Posted by HeroicPenguin View Post

 

Yeah, I'd definitely like to know that. Plus, the D2000 pads aren't cheap at $45.

 

Should cost $35 unless he went up on the price.

 

As for the sound.  IMO it made little to no effect at all. 

post #716 of 776
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Should cost $35 unless he went up on the price.

 

As for the sound.  IMO it made little to no effect at all. 

 

Yeah, seems like the price went up (http://www.lawtonaudio.com/page13.html). But I think I'll try them though; do they fit well? I'm not really sure how to take off the pads on the AD2000, but I'm guessing it should be simple enough.

post #717 of 776
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Yeah, seems like the price went up (http://www.lawtonaudio.com/page13.html). But I think I'll try them though; do they fit well? I'm not really sure how to take off the pads on the AD2000, but I'm guessing it should be simple enough.

 

Yes they fit very well.  However, they are a PITA to put on.  Take your time when you do it.

post #718 of 776
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Yes they fit very well.  However, they are a PITA to put on.  Take your time when you do it.


Just installed stock Denon pads on AD2000 as I got Lawton Angle pads for D5K and had those lying around.
The fit is perfect, as far as sound goes can't say that anything in particular caught my attention, but comfort wise it's quite an improvement.

Thanks for the tip. atsmile.gif

post #719 of 776
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Originally Posted by Andrew_WOT View Post


Just installed stock Denon pads on AD2000 as I got Lawton Angle pads for D5K and had those lying around.
The fit is perfect, as far as sound goes can't say that anything in particular caught my attention, but comfort wise it's quite an improvement.

Thanks for the tip. atsmile.gif

 

Well that's good news. Now if I could just find them for less than $45....

post #720 of 776

the denon pads? I got them for ~40 from the lawton audio website iirc

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