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post #61 of 94

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post #62 of 94

Why did you choose the straight cable? I got coiled and I love it.

post #63 of 94

I've had bad experiences fighting coiled cords before.  I just prefer to manage my own length and let it be rather than have the cord figure it out on its own.  I also find the coiled to be oddly more bulky.  I also liked the FR graph better although within the margin for sampling error so probably irrelevant. 

post #64 of 94
Thread Starter 
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Originally Posted by daltonlanny View Post

Call me a freak or call me crazy, but, I personally like the sound of the stock M50 pads better than the 840 pads.


And to this I say: To all his own.

post #65 of 94

Yeah, I wouldn't think the graph difference is actually a result of the cable, but you never know. I like the coiled cable because its short when you don't want length and long when you need the extra length. I wish more headphones had coiled cords. Do you ever bring your M50 places?

 

Wise words, LurkerJeff. All of head-fi, myself included, would do well to remember that.

post #66 of 94
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Originally Posted by budgetboy View Post

Yeah, I wouldn't think the graph difference is actually a result of the cable, but you never know. I like the coiled cable because its short when you don't want length and long when you need the extra length. I wish more headphones had coiled cords. Do you ever bring your M50 places?

 

Wise words, LurkerJeff. All of head-fi, myself included, would do well to remember that.

 

Nope.  IEMs for that.  Too much concern over isolation and leakage for me to consider M50's portable.  Size also.
 

post #67 of 94

i think jvc rx700 pad mod could work for M50 stock and 840 pad.

http://www.head-fi.org/forum/thread/435809/jvc-ha-rx700-mods

 

i see alot holes behind stock m50 pad if you flip it. any idea what the effect would it be if we cover them up.

post #68 of 94

Nothing good.  Why would you want to do that mod to the M50's?  I'm starting to realize that frequency response is heavily dependent on the pads.  The headphones were tuned to use the stock pads, so you can't exactly go changing them and expect the frequency response not to get messed up.

post #69 of 94

my believe, fat, dense and soft ear pad will enhance bass response. this is base on my experiment with a pair of sony xb300. when i push the cup closer to my ear, bass gets less and less until it's completely gone. after balance mod my m50, possibly there are still rooms for improvements.

post #70 of 94

wondering what's m50 inside like?

http://forums.vr-zone.com/audiophiles-htpc-corner/733263-audioholics-guide-tweaking-the-audio-technica-m50.html

post #71 of 94

Okay, so I got my 440 and 240 pads from Sweetwater. Initial impressions:

 

440 - Mids opened up. Lost bass depth, but gained some impact, unnaturally punchy. Maybe a tad honky in the mid-bass as well. Not liking these at all. Way more comfortable though! I could see some people liking these for rock or jazz.

Like a unrefined, closed Grado. if that makes any sense.

 

240 - These uber-cheap pads are about 1/4" smaller and 1/8" thinner, but definitely fit with a little tugging. The opening is about the same size as the original pads. They are a tad more comfortable than the original, but less than the 440s.

I'm am still evaluating these pads tonight. The sound, so far, is right in the middle of the 440's and the originals. But, there is something else I can't put my finger on and I'm not sure I like it. They might sound a little flat.

 

I'm done with the 440 pads, blah, but will keep swapping the 240s and originals tonight. I'm thinking my preference might be the originals with a couple holes covered to hopefully open the mids just a little and reduced the big bass.

post #72 of 94
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Originally Posted by Slaughter View Post

 

I'm thinking my preference might be the originals with a couple holes covered to hopefully open the mids just a little and reduced the big bass.


That was the best solution I could come up with.  One day I might try the DT250 pads since they have a smaller chamber than the 840 and more like the stock M50 pads do.  After my 840 experience I'm a bit skeptical but I guess that's healthy.  

post #73 of 94


Yeah, I messed with taping the the holes last night and as comfy as the 440 pads are, i don't like the sound of the the 440 or 240 pads. Someone PM me if you want them for a couple dollars.

 

 

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That was the best solution I could come up with.  One day I might try the DT250 pads since they have a smaller chamber than the 840 and more like the stock M50 pads do.  After my 840 experience I'm a bit skeptical but I guess that's healthy.  

post #74 of 94

Its been a while, I listened with the stock pads for a week because I felt like it.

Still loving the 840 pads.

post #75 of 94

Just thought I'd add my opinion. Have a pair of m50's, added the 840 pads to them. Definitely more comfortable. No doubt there. As for sound... I have to agree these pads seem to tame the bass somehow. Before the bass would sometimes distract from the mids. Improves it to my ears. I may try the "balance" mod as well. All I care about is mids, that's where the music is! lol

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