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post #796 of 821

Hey guys

Are these pads gonna fit my AD700?

http://www.ebay.com/itm/261361929175?_trksid=p2057872.m2749.l2649&var=560263855374&ssPageName=STRK%3AMEBIDX%3AIT

 

it says "A700" but don't they have the same design?

post #797 of 821
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Originally Posted by d4li View Post
 

Hey guys

Are these pads gonna fit my AD700?

http://www.ebay.com/itm/261361929175?_trksid=p2057872.m2749.l2649&var=560263855374&ssPageName=STRK%3AMEBIDX%3AIT

 

it says "A700" but don't they have the same design?


yes

post #798 of 821
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Originally Posted by d4li View Post

Hey guys
Are these pads gonna fit my AD700?
http://www.ebay.com/itm/261361929175?_trksid=p2057872.m2749.l2649&var=560263855374&ssPageName=STRK%3AMEBIDX%3AIT

it says "A700" but don't they have the same design?

I didn't even think Ebay would sell these. They won't be the official pads but they will do. I have also looked up a UK version that isn't from China.

http://m.ebay.co.uk/itm/Headband-Cushion-Pads-for-ATH-AD300-AD400-AD500-AD700-AD900-AD1000-AD2000-A900-/151786608265?nav=SEARCH

I bought 2 original pair ear pad replacements directly from Audio technica. I still have a pair that isn't used at all yet. If I buy these headband pads too, when I swap them both over, they will feel new again. I think I have had them for over 4 years.
post #799 of 821

Thanks for your replies guys.

also how do i replace them? they supposed to just snap out right?

post #800 of 821
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Originally Posted by d4li View Post

Thanks for your replies guys.
also how do i replace them? they supposed to just snap out right?
I believe you just stretch them around the indentation.
post #801 of 821
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I believe you just stretch them around the indentation.

I tried taking them off. You have to squeeze them tight accross the length or width and they just pop out. They don't need stretching. In my opinion, this is a better way as they are less likely to break as they don't need to be stretched.
post #802 of 821

had my ad700 for about 6 years now

the cable is looking pretty rough :(

can you guys recommend me a good cable?

post #803 of 821
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had my ad700 for about 6 years now

the cable is looking pretty rough :(

can you guys recommend me a good cable?


My guess is that a new cable will be drastically more expensive than simple replacement.   If you're super attached to your particular AD700, then basically any high quality copper cable will work.  But be warned, these headphones are finnicky to get apart, they aren't designed to be fixed.

post #804 of 821

Playing with an EQ on my ATH-AD700 I accidentally created the most beautiful response curve I've ever heard. I've been playing with a variety of genres and the sound signature is simply exquisite.

 

Is there a way to purchase the drivers Audio Technica used in these?

post #805 of 821
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Originally Posted by MICHAELSD View Post
 

Playing with an EQ on my ATH-AD700 I accidentally created the most beautiful response curve I've ever heard. I've been playing with a variety of genres and the sound signature is simply exquisite.

 

Is there a way to purchase the drivers Audio Technica used in these?


I don't think they will be made any more so I don't know where you will be able to find the drivers. I just hope my pair will last.

post #806 of 821
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I don't think they will be made any more so I don't know where you will be able to find the drivers. I just hope my pair will last.
I really regret not stocking up on replacement pads while they were still being made. The pleather where they attach to the headphone is starting to degrade on mine.
post #807 of 821
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I really regret not stocking up on replacement pads while they were still being made. The pleather where they attach to the headphone is starting to degrade on mine.


I have that exact same problem. I actually bought 2 original pairs of replacement ear pads several years ago. Really pleased I did. My original pair started to go like you said and my 2nd pair has done the same. But I'll keep using them like this for now as it doesn't affect the sound or comfort.

 

Because I found them uncomfortable to start with, I actually ended up modding the pads and cutting out the materiel that covers the driver. I then put a loop of thick cable made into a ring and put under the ear pad. My ears now don't touch anything which is what was bothering me. But I've kept 1 pair of ear pads exactly how they were when I bought them and they aren't used yet.

 

You could maybe try getting some from ebay. Although they are not the original replacements, there are plenty to chose from that will certainly do the job.

 

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/New-Replacement-ear-pad-Floss-For-ATH-AD700-AD900-Headphone-earpad-/251276685654?hash=item3a8141f156:g:~uIAAOxydkZRljUQ

post #808 of 821

AD700X isn't using the same drivers?

 

Otherwise, you'll have to buy a used working pair to repair your own.

post #809 of 821
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Originally Posted by Mad Max View Post
 

AD700X isn't using the same drivers?

 

Otherwise, you'll have to buy a used working pair to repair your own.


It would be a disappointment if it did use the same pair and not a new and improved pair as I've heard that almost everything else about the X's are a downgrade to the original. People have said that the cable feels a lot worse and tangles easily and the build quality overall is a whole lot worse. I would really hope that the sound quality is better with a new and improved driver if they are a let down in so many other areas.

post #810 of 821
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It would be a disappointment if it did use the same pair and not a new and improved pair as I've heard that almost everything else about the X's are a downgrade to the original. People have said that the cable feels a lot worse and tangles easily and the build quality overall is a whole lot worse. I would really hope that the sound quality is better with a new and improved driver if they are a let down in so many other areas.

In the early 2000s I was a huge audio technical fan. They could basically do no wrong to me. These days I couldn't be more disappointed in them. They seem content to ride the (completely unwarranted) success of the ATHM50x. They otherwise put out complete garbage or sort of mediocre stuff (the R70X is okay, but nothing special). The MSR7 is fine-ish if you like that signature. But they aren't close to the top in any category other than lifehacker recommendations (they seriously once called the M50 the best headphones in the world).
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