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Resurrecting this thread again.  I swear I pressed preview and was going to check the date of the last reply.  Stupid system posted instead lol.

 

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Originally Posted by Ouspensky View Post

that's such a shameangry_face.gif. Well the quest continues to find a replacement pad for the beloved M-50 that suits us the velour fansbiggrin.gif. I love those cans but I am holding out until such a thing can be achieved....frown.gif

 

It's called DT770's LOL

 

Seriously though, I remember reading through huge threads of ppl trying to decide between dt770 250ohm and m50.  Apparently they're pretty similar.  DT770 250ohm or 600ohm. biggrin.gif



 

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Originally Posted by WonderSlug View Post


I have a near mint ATH-M50s that I bought from a fellow Head-Fi'er and the only real complaint I have about it is the leatherette pads.  I also like velour pads. :)

 

 


 


I've given up hope of velour pads that won't change the sound.  For them to be more comfortable they'd have to use different material which would by definition change the sound.

 

IMO the pleather pads actually aren't that bad.


Edited by ZeNmAc - 1/8/11 at 1:38pm
post #152 of 392

well,ive read through this thread which also helped me find replacements for my failing m50 pads :) I will be ordering a pair of these but after reading some I'd be keen to try out the velour pads..now everyone here says the 250's should be fine but then on the previous post Zenmac said:

It's called DT770's LOL

 

Seriously though, I remember reading through huge threads of ppl trying to decide between dt770 250ohm and m50.  Apparently they're pretty similar.  DT770 250ohm or 600ohm.  biggrin.gif

 

..are you saying the dt770 pads fit then? I thought they didnt?

help would be great,

thx.

btw would the easiest place to get hold of m50 spare parts be ATH directly ? As I usually live in NZ atm i contacted the singapore(think it was that,the asian HQ anyways) but never got a response.. now I'm in europe for a bit and should I contact the european HQ via phone perhaps? my right cup holder middle section (donnu what its called but its the square part where the two rounded holders for each cup re connected to ) has cracked after abot 2 years use..I have superglued it and its held good but a replacement would be sweet if not too expensive..or I'll get around getting a new pair :P

post #153 of 392

No, he's saying that the DT770 are the closed can of choice for those who want velour.

 

I think most on this thread (including me) threw in the towel on making the velours work with the M50. Just can't be made to work unfortunately.

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Originally Posted by ZeNmAc View Post

 

IMO the pleather pads actually aren't that bad.



+1

 

In a perfect world, velour pads that fit right and didn't alter the sound would be great. But the pads the M50's come with aren't that unbearable. I prefer sound quality over comfort so paying for replacement pads is a necessary evil imo. Just have to make compromises sometimes I guess. Granted, mine are still relatively new so when they start to wear, I could change my mind. Sweetwater only charges $10 for a replacement set which isn't too bad...

post #155 of 392

I think that, brand new, the M50 pleather pads are just fine, nice, soft and shquishy and isolate great. The problem with them and most pleather pads is they degrade with sweat and oils and end up sticky, uncomfortable and isolate poorly. The one draw back of the M50 IMO is the need to buy new pads every six months to get the best sonic performance and comfort.

 

That said, the pads are not that expensive...

 

What I wish would happen would be for more manufacturers to use the high class protein leather pleather used in the AiAiAi TMA1 pads - that stuff cool and soft and actually breathes - its as close as you can get to leather without being leather.

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Originally Posted by ZeNmAc View Post

 

IMO the pleather pads actually aren't that bad.



+1

 

In a perfect world, velour pads that fit right and didn't alter the sound would be great. But the pads the M50's come with aren't that unbearable. I prefer sound quality over comfort so paying for replacement pads is a necessary evil imo. Just have to make compromises sometimes I guess. Granted, mine are still relatively new so when they start to wear, I could change my mind. Sweetwater only charges $10 for a replacement set which isn't too bad...



Oh, nice I didn't know m50 pads were sold anywhere.  Mine are starting to crack a little.  I thought the only way was to contact AT and overpay tongue.gif.  Anyway, thanks for mentioning that I'll have to buy some eventually.  (The price is each though, so $20 per pair.)

post #157 of 392

Well I thought I had a solution, I bought the Fisher FA-002 which has some of the deepest, softest pleather pads made and it came with a set of matching velour. They fit perfect on the M50, like they were made for it, but unfortunately both sounded like doo doo. The M50 relies heavily on the the AT pads for their sweet sound.

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Originally Posted by ZeNmAc View Post
 
The price is each though, so $20 per pair.


Yeah I just saw that. Though with free shipping and a 2 year warranty from sweetwater...$20 isn't too bad. Sounds like a good deal if the replacement pads go belly up within two years.

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Well I thought I had a solution, I bought the Fisher FA-002 which has some of the deepest, softest pleather pads made and it came with a set of matching velour. They fit perfect on the M50, like they were made for it, but unfortunately both sounded like doo doo. The M50 relies heavily on the the AT pads for their sweet sound.


Do they sell those velour pads anywhere online? I would like to try them.

post #160 of 392

Not that I am aware of. If you go to Fischers site and contact them, they might work something out.
 

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Originally Posted by Slaughter View Post

Well I thought I had a solution, I bought the Fisher FA-002 which has some of the deepest, softest pleather pads made and it came with a set of matching velour. They fit perfect on the M50, like they were made for it, but unfortunately both sounded like doo doo. The M50 relies heavily on the the AT pads for their sweet sound.


Do they sell those velour pads anywhere online? I would like to try them.

post #161 of 392

I have been reading around in this thread for a while and thought I should contribute.

 

I have the m-50's and recently obtained the dt250 pads and taped the back and  placed them on my headphones. The bass did get more emphasized and sound leakage is present, however, the rest are positives for me. I was noticing a slight sibilance and now the sibilance is gone. Some might argue that its gone because the highs were toned down, but I find that the velour pads are better than the pleather. I am only listening to these at home because I have a pair of turbine pro golds when I go out, but at home with no other noise, the velour pads are a positive

post #162 of 392

anyone who has tried the velour and didn't like them looking to offload them for cheap?  wanted to try the velours but they're on backorder from sweetwater.  PM me if you're interested!

 

thanks!

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Has anyone tried to fit these MDR-XB500 earpads on the M50? Or maybe the XB700?

post #164 of 392

For those of you looking for a felt/fabric type replacement pad, the turtle beach x11 pads seem to fit the m50s perfectly. see here: http://www.head-fi.org/forum/thread/537220/have-turtlebeaches-and-m50s-try-it. and for only $2 a pad, they are really cheap. I would have tried it but I just sold my m50s so I cannot comment on how it affects sound.

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Has anyone tried to fit these MDR-XB500 earpads on the M50? Or maybe the XB700?


Those sony pads attach w/ screws.  How do you want to mount them on the M50?

 

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