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post #3226 of 7269

the new velor pad comes glued to a plastic base,

u just pull off the old pad with the oldbase,

and clip on the new pad with the new base.

post #3227 of 7269
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Originally Posted by HPiper View Post

I just know this is the place to ask this question. I need to replace the pads on my old HD580's. Headroom is out of em right now but they say they will email me when they get some in. Can someone give me a quick guide on how to replace them once I get them. The 580 is almost identical to the 600 so what works with the 600 should work just the same with mine. Looking at them it kind of looks like the pads just have some type of adhesive on the back and just stick to the plastic housing, is that right or is it a bit more involved than that?

There you go http://youtube.com/watch?v=mBpic9jbjzs
post #3228 of 7269
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There you go http://youtube.com/watch?v=mBpic9jbjzs


Boy, when you see it taken apart like that it sure doesn't look like $500 worth of headphone does it.

post #3229 of 7269
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Boy, when you see it taken apart like that it sure doesn't look like $500 worth of headphone does it.
No it doesn't. But you know, I actually think every hp should be like that, after watching the video every other design feels so... wrong!

Btw, you don't need to take everything apart to remove the pads like Tyll did, you can pull them off from the start.
post #3230 of 7269

Pads are clipped to the cups. Jult pull them off gently. 

To install the new ones just press gently around the cups and wait for the "click" sound. Done.

post #3231 of 7269

Speaking of pads, I was listening to the HD600's and I started playng with the angles on the earcups.  When I angled them towards my ear I really enjoyed the sound.  

 

I would definitely spring for some 3rd party pads that slightly angled the driver towards the ear canal for the HD600's (Similar to the Audeze pads).

post #3232 of 7269

Have you tried stuffing the pads with cotton or similar product? Get some stuff under the pad lobe close to the back of your ear... or the reverse wink.gif

Doing these little tricks (on any HP) sometimes are more relevant (and way cheaper) than a recable. Grados are notorious with these mods for example.

post #3233 of 7269

Thought I would post this here as well as the HD580 thread since they are so similar!

 

Posting some picture for Peter........Double Helix Cables Fusion, 6 feef of beautiful cable made from the new Fusion wire, and dressed in Yew Audio Neutrik plug and Y splitter that Clint made from exotic spalted curly maple that I hand picked for the grain resemplance of the silver and copper DHC Fusion wire, as the plug and Y split are rotated!

 

Pictured on my Sennheiser HD580's mint. The Fusion brings the bass of copper, and the smooth detailed sounds of silver. Now, I have many cables made from DHC Peptide, DHC Peptide Hybrid and DHC Nucleotide, but this one tops them all. A pretty wire to look at, with a memorable stunning sound that performs like magic. I can't find the words to describe how wonderful this wire sounds. My HD580's have the bass of the HD650's and the beautiful treble of my beloved Beyerdynamics DT880 600 ohm. Like having the best of two headphones in one. The cable still needs some burn in, but I am already enjoying the extreme detail, clarity, huge soundstage, and precise imaging.

 

Thanks to Peter for the sample! Enjoy the pictures, the cable really deserves a better camera, but you get the idea!

 

 

 

 

 

post #3234 of 7269

Im not sure the light wood connector and copperish wire looks good with the grey and black plastic headphones. Kinda like putting a wood steering wheel in a Kia IMO.

 

I do think the cable looks pretty on its own though. It would look very nice on an Audeze headphone I think.

 

No comment on the audio qualities... wink.gif


Edited by palmfish - 5/19/13 at 2:42pm
post #3235 of 7269
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Originally Posted by palmfish View Post

Im not sure the light wood connector and copperish wire looks good with the grey and black plastic headphones. Kinda like putting a wood steering wheel in a Kia IMO.

 

I do think the cable looks pretty on its own though. It would look very nice on an Audeze headphone I think.

 

No comment on the audio qualities... wink.gif

 

Thanks......I did try a piano black acrylic Y split, and it looked terrible.  I wanted something that looked complimentary to the stunning DHC Fusion wire, otherwise I would have covered the wire with black type1 paracord!  I don't ever see the headphones while listening, but when I look down I see that pretty cable and wood!

post #3236 of 7269
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Originally Posted by cute View Post

The cable still needs some burn in, 

 

It sure does look nice though.

post #3237 of 7269
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Originally Posted by cute View Post

The cable still needs some burn in, 

It sure does look nice though.

 

A closer look at the wire!

 

 

 

post #3238 of 7269
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Originally Posted by dsound View Post

Speaking of pads, I was listening to the HD600's and I started playng with the angles on the earcups.  When I angled them towards my ear I really enjoyed the sound.  

 

I would definitely spring for some 3rd party pads that slightly angled the driver towards the ear canal for the HD600's (Similar to the Audeze pads).

 

 

what i did to angle the drivers...inspired by the stealth bombers. 

tongue_smile.gif

 

 

 

a darker shade of wood would be nice.

post #3239 of 7269
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Originally Posted by Lorspeaker View Post

what i did to angle the drivers...inspired by the stealth bombers. 

tongue_smile.gif

 

C'mon, that's just awesome.  Simple and free solution bigsmile_face.gif

post #3240 of 7269
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Originally Posted by Lorspeaker View Post

 

what i did to angle the drivers...inspired by the stealth bombers. 

tongue_smile.gif

 

I just wear the HD600 a little differently. After I put it on, I push it forward, until the rear of the pads push my ear lobes forward. My earlobes being forward might get a bit uncomfortable after about two hours (and this isn't what benefits the sound) but it positions the drivers  forward of the ear canals, albeit without any toe-in angle to them other than what would naturally result from the pressure point on the pads (the forward sections on mine compress on my cheeks a lot more than the rears do behind the earlobes). Takes a lot off both the soundstage being too forward and the the tonality having some unpleasant edges/response peaks at the upper bass-lower mids and some of the treble (which is where the plateau and the spike on the HD600's response graph is, which I assume is worm normally on the mannequin head they mount the mics on).

 

Still, I'm curious - how'd you get the extra foam to stay on it? Might try this with my old pads.smily_headphones1.gif

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