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I don't think anyone's tried the O2 earpads on the stock T50RP, and they seem very angled and thick...this might very well not work at all. Well, earpads color the sound drastically...try to listen to the T50RP w/o earpads.


Edited by leeperry - 3/12/11 at 4:48am
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The ones I made myself are pretty similar, probably a little deeper, but they work great in both comfort and sound.

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Those O2 pads are equally as expensive...

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Those O2 pads are equally as expensive...


Well the idea is that that are superior to the Sony pads, in theory.

 

post #1310 of 10597

What theory?

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yeah, but the O2 pads come off of $2000 headphones, the SA5000s are $350, I would imagine from that statistic, that the O2 pads are much better (could use some verification on that) 

 

also the O2s should be fine no matter how thick they are, you can just bend the metal to accommodate it. the only thing I would worry about with them is being able to open up the cups for modding afterwards

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That's a gamble.  wink_face.gif

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What theory?


They look a lot more comfy to me.

 

That's why I made mine in the same style.  Plus you can always use them on a pair of Thunderpants later.

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They look a lot more comfy to me.

 

That's why I made mine in the same style.  Plus you can always use them on a pair of Thunderpants later.


That and they have a tighter D-shape rather than the more open Sony pads.  Depends on how you want to tune your phones. 

 

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well, I just got mine in this morning.  ordered them on 2-12 so a full month to show up, but that's pretty much what I expected.  I won't have time to listen to them until this afternoon though.  

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Here's a few pics of my T50s showing the mods which are visible from the outside.  Points of interest are my custom pads which are deep and have a large angle, the HD580 headband, and the flush mounted mini-TRS jack.

 

Once I'm sure I like everything the way it is I'll spend some time on better looking attachment systems.

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Originally Posted by Mad Max View Post

That's a gamble.  wink_face.gif


It sure is! I was the first one to pull the trigger on newplast clay/akasa foam and sa5k earpads(that fit like a glove and sound/feel amazing), I won't be the guinea pig on the O2 earpads for the stock T50RP...IMO they'll be too thick and will require some sort of kludge to fit.


Edited by leeperry - 3/12/11 at 2:01pm
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Where can one find the sa5k pads?  The first thing I noticed when I put these on today was that the pads had to go.  My temporary solution is to put some ad700 pads over top of the stock ones which is an improvement over stock but not a perfect solution.  

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Sony Support > Accessories then search for part # 234530601.

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Because I irrationally decided I have to customize everything about my T50s I went and made a cable for them.  It consists of six 28awg silver plated stranded copper wires, insulated in teflon, with a decorative and patriotic braid, and terminated with Neutrik 1/8" right angle plugs.  Combined with jack I replaced earlier, the sound doesn't cut out even if I spin the plug in circles.

 

I'm a cable skeptic so I made this mostly so the sound wouldn't cut out when the plug rotates (I prefer detachable cables so hardwiring wasn't an option for me) and also because I think it looks cool.  The 4" mini-mini I made from the same parts to go between my D2+ and my Bithead turned out well and has held up well so far.  My cable is also lighter than the stock cable despite having more metal in it but its noticeably more microphonic.  The wire is also made from all the standard audiophool materials (they don't say how many "9s" because it doesn't actually matter) but you can't really argue with bulkwire.com's prices.  Especially since the teflon is light and durable.

 

I'm probably going to make a 1/8" to 1/4" later but I've mostly been using my T50s with my Bithead since they benefit so much from the crossfeed so I made a 1/8" to 1/8" first.

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