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post #361 of 392
As promised here are the Pics of the Shure 940 Pads on my M50's, They have been on there for about 6 months and still look brand new.

 

 

 

 

And here is how I got the pads to fit/seal tightly with the headphone, It's just a single strip of 1cm wide weather striping placed around the circumference of the ear cup then wrapped over to the top of the earcup. Not a very good picture representation, I can go into more detail if anyone is interested.

 

 

post #362 of 392

Look's great, especially with that simple mod. But I still have yet to find them available. Appreciate it. :D 

post #363 of 392

I used the sound-professionals velour pads for over 18 hours straight and did not feel any sort of pain or discomfort I would usually get after 2 hours or so with the originals. To my untrained ears, I can't tell a difference in sound quality. I'd definitely recommend these.


Edited by ATH-50Norge - 2/25/14 at 10:38pm
post #364 of 392

that's good to hear! i just ordered mine :)

post #365 of 392

I wish their shipping to canada wasn't so damn steep. Anyone in the Victoria, BC, area who wants to split shipping :)

 

It's unlikely i know, but worth a shot 

post #366 of 392
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Originally Posted by ATH-50Norge View Post
 

I used the sound-professionals velour pads for over 18 hours straight, and did not feel any sort of pain or discomfort I would usually get after 2 hours or so with the originals. To my untrained ears, I can't tell a difference in sound quality. I'd definitely recommend these.

How much did you pay for shipping to Norway on the soundprofessionals pads? My ears are getting badly hurt by the stock pads, and i really need some new pads and it seems like those are the pads to get.  I live in Sweden but im pretty sure the shipping is the same to Sweden as it is to Norway. (My first post ever btw) 

post #367 of 392

Shipping was $14.90.

post #368 of 392

Just wanted to mention that I've had the SP pads for almost a month now, and they are amazing. The stock pads used to hurt my ears after about 1 hour of use, now I can literally wear them for hours on end without readjusting them at all. For $19.99 there is no question. 

post #369 of 392

Great thread!

I read here about the pads from The Sounds Professionals. Those look like the best ones, but the shipping to Norway is making the all-in-price a bit over my budget.

I did some searching, and found these Chinese ones from ebay.

Any thoughts/experiences form those?

post #370 of 392

I'm not a big fan of ebay, but that doesn't mean they are not any good. But they do look more circular than oval shaped, which doesn't seem right. IDK. The pictures look pretty good. If you can't find anything else, these don't look like a bad second option.

 

-halfinfinity.

post #371 of 392

Thanks for your feedback.

 

Yeah, I'm a bit like you when it comes to ebay and cheap stuff from China. They aren't really that cheap though, but given the niche product, I would say the price is as good as it gets.

Given the good feedback those other pads have gotten here in term of both SQ and comfort, I guess I just gonna wait a bit and buy those at a later time. Those Chinese ones might be comfortable, but the SQ is the hardest part to get right.

 

A bit OT.

Initially I was going to buy a pair of DT770. The reason was first and foremost the comfort, since my intended use is at home infront of the computer and TV for long sessions.

I went to a store to try them, and they wasn't sounding that great. I mean, they was good, but nothing that I will remember especially(not that I'm a pro, but you like what you like). I then started to listen to other sets in the listening room, and came across the M50. By that time I knew those DT770 wasn't up to snuff in my eyes and I started to think about compromising comfort for SQ, and just go for the M50. The more and more I listened to M50 i was certain these must be the ones. I then just said **** it, and went for them.

 

But know I'm not sure I done the right choice.

post #372 of 392

good stuff! :p

 

 

sound professionals pad on the left, stock pads to the right

post #373 of 392
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Originally Posted by halfinfinity View Post
 

I'm not a big fan of ebay, but that doesn't mean they are not any good. But they do look more circular than oval shaped, which doesn't seem right. IDK. The pictures look pretty good. If you can't find anything else, these don't look like a bad second option.

 

-halfinfinity.


The seller did say it was custom made

post #374 of 392
Noticed that the sound professionals have velvet pads for $20.
http://www.soundprofessionals.com/cgi-bin/gold/category.cgi?item=AT-135409020-VELVET

Not sure this is the "normal" price, but shipped from China ones are a mere ~$3 cheaper on ebay!

And the M50s themselves are on sale for $90 at the moment as well.
Edited by batpot - 3/29/14 at 7:50am
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Made an account just to post in this thread.

 

http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B005GC7YJ2/ref=cm_cr_ryp_prd_ttl_sol_0

 

Just slapped on a pair of Auray Deluxe Velour Earpads on my ATH-M50 and I'm really happy with it. Couple of things that I noticed were the significant increase in sound leakage and the sound itself. The bass was a lot smaller and the highs were almost too crisp. I don't mind the leaking since this is just for my Desktop PC. After playing with the Windows equalizer settings a bit, I got them to sound just like the original pleather earpads. Extremely happy with these because to me, it sounds exactly the same and my headphones are way more comfortable.

 

 

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I just got those pads; although they're meant for the smaller ATH-M30, they fit the M50. They're definitely more comfortable than the stock pads and don't cause nearly as much sweat build-up. They do change the sound, for better and worse. The highs are clearer and not as peaky and the mids are brought a little more forward; however, there is a significant loss in bass quantity. 

 

The Auray pads have noticeably smaller ID & OD, denser pad and heavier veil over driver.  Takes a little work to get them on so a pre-stretch is a good idea.  Noticed a reduction in low end, also adversely effects perception of  highs, IMO.  A deal breaker that could not be restored satisfactorily with EQ.  So out comes the stuffing.

 

Ahhhhhhhhhhhh.......much better, well enough to work with anyway.  Ended up with a slightly different signature from originals, your mileage may vary.  Overall a slightly less punchy & stringent but slightly more 'pleasant' sounding modification with a definite upgrade in comfort.

 

***Bonus***The smaller OD of the Auray was just enough to move the pad off a sensitive area near my jaw so I kept them.

 

Sircuss


Edited by SircussMouse - 4/2/14 at 7:41pm
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