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post #1756 of 1847
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Originally Posted by SunTanScanMan View Post
 

Ha I suppose its failings are part of the charm of AT headphones. :) 

Now that I think about it, changing pads of my old AD700X never even crossed my mind - it may have gone some way to address the comfort and to a certain degree, the fit issues. I've since given them away to my lil' sis and she's enjoying them as much as I did. First intro to decent headphones, just like they were for me.

aww thats nice of you ^^

post #1757 of 1847

Hifiman's new pads should be available soon and i imagine they will be even better than the old ones.  I personally did not like the old ones.  They where way to stiff for me 

post #1758 of 1847

Good luck with the new headphones

post #1759 of 1847
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Originally Posted by SunTanScanMan View Post
 

 

Hope you're listening to them now :) May I ask what earpads you'll be using? 

 

My pair have landed in the UK according to the EMS tracker - so getting closer. I have a pair of hifiman velours waiting for them. I wonder if the original W1000X are as bad as people are saying...

Yes! They do sound very good :) 
The old owner installed some W5000 pads on them so I'm using them! 

Time to pop a cold one and sit back and relax :beerchug:

post #1760 of 1847

 

 

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Originally Posted by DoctaCosmos View Post
 

Hifiman's new pads should be available soon and i imagine they will be even better than the old ones.  I personally did not like the old ones.  They where way to stiff for me 

You mean for the new he400i and he560 right? I stumbled into threads by chance on those when I was trying to choose between the he400 and W1000x. I didn't want to be an early adopter, so it's another reason I opted for the AT. Also still not sure what to make of the hifiman aesthetics... The ATs definitely win that battle imo.

 

Yeah I've had a look at the hifiman velours, and you're right they are a bit stiff. Think it will be alright though. The velours on the HD650 seem a bit too forgiving, though its strong clamp may have something to do with it. I'm guessing the T1 velours don't fit the W1000X as I haven't seen them mentioned . Those are really nice both in comfort and firmness.

post #1761 of 1847
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Originally Posted by Androb View Post
 

Yes! They do sound very good :) 
The old owner installed some W5000 pads on them so I'm using them! 

Time to pop a cold one and sit back and relax :beerchug:

Nice one, sounds like a good time :) 

W5000 pads are lambskin right? Must be comfy.

Pricey, but maybe I will upgrade down the line ... something to work towards anyway  ha

post #1762 of 1847
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Originally Posted by SunTanScanMan View Post
 

You mean for the new he400i and he560 right? I stumbled into threads by chance on those when I was trying to choose between the he400 and W1000x. I didn't want to be an early adopter, so it's another reason I opted for the AT. Also still not sure what to make of the hifiman aesthetics... The ATs definitely win that battle imo.

 

Yeah I've had a look at the hifiman velours, and you're right they are a bit stiff. Think it will be alright though. The velours on the HD650 seem a bit too forgiving, though its strong clamp may have something to do with it. I'm guessing the T1 velours don't fit the W1000X as I haven't seen them mentioned . Those are really nice both in comfort and firmness.

Oh wait nvm

 

if your interested the old HE 400 J$ pads give the W1000x some nice isolation and bass response! But they are hard to find...

post #1763 of 1847

I'm absolute horrible taking pics in lowlight :) Brothers camera so don't have any clue whatsoever how to use it hehe. Also the cat wanted to participate!

 

post #1764 of 1847
That headband just scares me Soooo much lol. I bought a pair of turtle beaches a long time ago that had a headband similar to the at and I swore I would never make that mistake again. I hated them that much.
post #1765 of 1847
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Originally Posted by DoctaCosmos View Post

That headband just scares me Soooo much lol. I bought a pair of turtle beaches a long time ago that had a headband similar to the at and I swore I would never make that mistake again. I hated them that much.

BUT it's SUPER sturdy 

post #1766 of 1847
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Originally Posted by SunTanScanMan View Post

Nice one, sounds like a good time smily_headphones1.gif  
W5000 pads are lambskin right? Must be comfy.
Pricey, but maybe I will upgrade down the line ... something to work towards anyway  ha
Well it's nice, but I can't compare it with original since I don't have them!
post #1767 of 1847
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Originally Posted by Androb View Post
 

I'm absolute horrible taking pics in lowlight :) Brothers camera so don't have any clue whatsoever how to use it hehe. Also the cat wanted to participate!

 

 

Something that I've been wondering for a while now. Aren't the earpads suffering needless flattening with this type of headphone stand?

post #1768 of 1847
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Originally Posted by moriez View Post

Something that I've been wondering for a while now. Aren't the earpads suffering needless flattening with this type of headphone stand?
I haven't had my stands for very long, but my others phones are still normal!
post #1769 of 1847

also to add, AT headphones don't tend to have a strong grip anyway. So doubt it will affect the pads too much

post #1770 of 1847

The W1000X thus far has been a treat with my female vocal based kpop, pop, rock, metal and house. I especially love the job they do with bands like Nightwish, The Gathering, Jex Thoth, Blood Ceremony, Baby Animals etc.

 

All female vocal fronted rock lovers should check out Shaved and Dangerous from Baby Animals, Suze has some very very strong but also sultry singing and the album smokes the first one they put out in 1991 by miles. Nobody will probably check it out, rule of the internet - especially as none will have ever heard of them ;)

 

Eitherway, I find them really easy to listen to and smooth - no issues at all. Not bassy like my other 3 cans of course, but variety is the spice of life.

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