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post #271 of 322

Just tried these on my DT770pro/80 for a couple of days. It sounds pretty good, the stock DT770pro's are known for their extreme amount of bass that a lot of people can not handle and to them I have good news: I'd say these J$v2's clean up the lower end quite well. The deep sub-bass is still there, but way better controlled. Mid- and upper-bass have less impact and are better defined so I guess now it isn't as muddy anymore, like some people have referred its sound signature to (not me!).

 

It also positively affects the sound stage. This was the first thing that immediately caught my attention when I swapped the pads. It's so much wider now and very impressive for this closed headphone, when compared to the stock pads.

 

Overall I'd think these pads don't affect the DT770pro as much as they do the DT990/600. My DT770pro now sounds even better with metal, and as much as I had grown out of that genre, recently I've rediscovered my love for several classic albums, right now for example I'm listening to Fear Factory's "Demanufacture" album from 1995, and it sounds more brutal than I remember it was, during my high school years.

 

And finally, it also isolates better and leaks less (although the stock velour pads also did a pretty good job at this), which is good for when using these in an office environment or something.

 

Jeremy makes an amazing product and despite how much I love these pads I understand the negative comments towards him earlier in this thread and really hope he will make some changes in his (lack of) business attitude, so more beyer fans can hear what I'm hearing right now, which is an easy-to-install improvement well worth its money.

Tempted to buy another pair, because these will be going back to my DT990/600 soon, which like I said, benefit even a lot more!

post #272 of 322

meh. leather feel does not equal better sound. just as leather car seats do not a better driver make.

post #273 of 322

But leather seats are mostly to be found in the better models... biggrin.gif

post #274 of 322
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Originally Posted by nickchen View Post

But leather seats are mostly to be found in the better models... biggrin.gif


and I like them if they're not an aftermarket kludge. I'm even sitting in a leather office chair now, but it's not a recent reupholstery job

post #275 of 322

I had Leather seats in my Ford Pinto, they were AWESOME!   The best part of the car!

 

Here's a PIC:

 

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p.s.  ohhh, the wheels were nice too...

post #276 of 322

What a pig... tongue.gif

post #277 of 322
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What a pig... tongue.gif


I traded my '70 Ford Tannus for it...

 

Had to have that FastBack...

 

 

Heh, it had Leather seats too!

 

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post #278 of 322

What are the odds these leather pads can be fitted on my HFI780?

I'm currently using DT250 velours and I much prefer them to the pleathers they came with.

post #279 of 322

 

Originally Posted by melomaniac View Post

meh. leather feel does not equal better sound. just as leather car seats do not a better driver make.


For me, the primary benefit of leather earpads is not better sound, but better comfort. The comfort alone makes them worth the cost.

post #280 of 322
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Originally Posted by melomaniac View Post

meh. leather feel does not equal better sound. just as leather car seats do not a better driver make.


However better quality and better designed earpads does result in a better sound. This is of particular emphasis on earphones with eartips. Better designed earpads can result is a significant change in the received frequency response from  the headphone and also sound intensity.

post #281 of 322

How does the comfort of the Jmoneys compare to the stock Beyerdynamic pads?

post #282 of 322

Great. But I have no summertime experience until now.

post #283 of 322
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Originally Posted by chinesekiwi View Post

However better quality and better designed earpads does result in a better sound. This is of particular emphasis on earphones with eartips. Better designed earpads can result is a significant change in the received frequency response from  the headphone and also sound intensity.


no doubt that's true. what is an open question is where you'd find "better quality and better designed earpads" than those provided by Beyerdynamic for their own product...

post #284 of 322

I'm sure they tested a design or two that worked well with their headphones but they also have to keep in mind their bottom line and availability. Aftermarket pads (or anything else) can be specifically tailored to perform better than stock, usually with a ridiculous price to go along with it. Those parts fill a niche and are unique so people are willing to pay for that, often too much. Throw the words "premium" or "hand crafted" in the description and the price goes up.    
 

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no doubt that's true. what is an open question is where you'd find "better quality and better designed earpads" than those provided by Beyerdynamic for their own product...



 

post #285 of 322

Don't argue in absolute terms like better or worse when it goes to such things. The way a HP sounds can be severely altered by pads, and that is simply a taste question.

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