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post #76 of 195
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I'd like to see some close-ups of the newly replaced official "fixed" Edition 10 pads. Wanna see if the physical differences are easily visibly discernable from the "bad" pads.



I'm expecting mine back today, at long last.  Since I got pretty good closeups last time, I should be able to snap another on of the new one.  It will also be shown at the NYC Spring Meet.

post #77 of 195

Great on the forthcoming pics - thanks!

 

I'm still recovering from some broken bones & won't be able to make the upcoming NY meet. So I will ha ve to live vicariously thru others this time. Looking forward to impressions.

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Great on the forthcoming pics - thanks!

 

I'm still recovering from some broken bones & won't be able to make the upcoming NY meet. So I will ha ve to live vicariously thru others this time. Looking forward to impressions.


Here we are.  Apparently it doesn't take much to replace...seems like they attached via double-sided tape.  Sorry about the relatively low-qual iPhone shots, didn't have time to fish out the DSLR.

 

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post #79 of 195
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Yes, that is what a dealer told me, that they have double sided tape and are easy to replace and that the cable is easy to access. Having worked in the leather business professionally in the past, I would say the pads are worth a max of 35 to 40 dollars retail. 

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Yes, that is what a dealer told me, that they have double sided tape and are easy to replace and that the cable is easy to access. Having worked in the leather business professionally in the past, I would say the pads are worth a max of 35 to 40 dollars retail. 


I agree, John, but that's not what they cost.  Not by a long shot.

 

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I agree, John, but that's not what they cost.  Not by a long shot.

 

 

Indeed...
 

 

post #82 of 195

What are they charging for replacement pads outside of the initial pad-problem?

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What are they charging for replacement pads outside of the initial pad-problem?


I would ping Randy directly, since Craig has done mine free of charge to me and I'm not privy to the financial details between Whiplash and Ultrasone.  

 

post #84 of 195
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I would imagine as Ultrasone does it, 150 to 180. Since material cost is around 5 dollars, at most, that would be right for them. I have worked in all the exotic leathers and while they can be very expensive, the leather used for the headphones isn't that much and there is very little used. Once you set up the jig to cut it and put the holes in there is little work to make these things. 

 

Maybe the CEO of Ultrasone does a Snoopy dance with each pair completed. 

 

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Edited by jamato8 - 3/17/11 at 2:44pm
post #85 of 195

he probably has a underling in the payroll just for that purpose.

wow, don't you guys think the double sided tape cheapens everything out a bit?


 

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Originally Posted by jamato8 View Post

I would imagine as Ultrasone does it, 150 to 180. Since material cost is around 5 dollars, at most, that would be right for them. I have worked in all the exotic leathers and while they can be very expensive, the leather used for the headphones isn't that much and there is very little used. Once you set up the jig to cut it and put the holes in there is little work to make these things. 

 

Maybe the CEO of Ultrasone does a Snoopy dance with each pair completed. 

 

23438_WrenSite_DancingSnoopy.jpg



 

post #86 of 195

Do the pads require any special positioning/orientation when they are attached, or are they symetrical all around (as the pics seem to indicate) so it doesn't matter?

post #87 of 195
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Do the pads require any special positioning/orientation when they are attached, or are they symetrical all around (as the pics seem to indicate) so it doesn't matter?

 

Nothing or hardly anything I have noticed, but I haven't spent a lot of time with them yet, since I'm packing them up for the NYC meet tomorrow.  Certainly nothing like what the old pads did.
 

 

post #88 of 195

Sorry, but what is wrong with the original earpads?  

post #89 of 195
They sounded terrible. Ultrasone admitted there was a defect. If you want more details check out the Edition 10 "Butterfly" thread.
post #90 of 195

I can't wait to see a pic of the old an new pads side-by-side to see what all of the fuss is about, if it's even possible to tell the difference. Bigger perforations perhaps?

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