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I recently received my pair of Lawton Audio Denon pads.

 

Put simply, they fit the HE-6 perfectly, and offer amazing comfort (very similar to LCD-2 pads). The angled aspect is a big plus, as it allows for much better seal.

 

The price tag might be a turnoff to some, but I prefer them to the Beyerdynamic velour pads, and to any other pads I tried.

 

I'll try to post a picture soon; the headphones look great with leather pads.

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post #122 of 469

Yes pics as soon as you can please!

post #123 of 469

Alright, here it is:

 

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Neither too big like the Audez'e pads, nor too small like the Beyerdynamic ones. The luxurious leather really gives the HE-6 the "flagship" look that it deserves.

post #124 of 469

Double post.

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Wow thanks for the photo Ben, it looks really nice. Tell me, how did you make them fit, does one need to do any modifying? And how is the sound, is it different from the stock pads?

post #126 of 469

No modding required; the ring fits easily into the pad without any trimming.

 

I find that the sound is slightly more forward, and bass/mids are more present. These effects are subtle though.

post #127 of 469

Add the HM5 replacement pads from Mp4 nation (make sure you order two as they sell them in singles for 8.50 each).

These sound similar to the Hi-Fiman pleather pads. However they are softer and seal better, so the bass is improved over stock (slightly).

post #128 of 469
Originally Posted by sluker View Post

Add the HM5 replacement pads from Mp4 nation (make sure you order two as they sell them in singles for 8.50 each).

These sound similar to the Hi-Fiman pleather pads. However they are softer and seal better, so the bass is improved over stock (slightly).

I ordered these a couple of weeks ago for my HE-500.. will report back on how they sound.

post #129 of 469
I've been using them (well the ones from FA-003) for several months now and they are excelent
post #130 of 469

Is there any consensus as to which non-HFM earpads synergize well with HE500s / HE400s so far into the thread? From a glance it seems to be Lawton Denon pads and FA003 pads?

post #131 of 469

Synergy is relative to your system and set up. Depending on the amp I use the Denon pads can shrink the soundstage while the LCD-2's tend to require the most amplification and sound better at louder volumes.

So far I find the HM5 pads to work best all around and bring out the bass thump without having to crank up the volume too much. But the HiFiman pleather pads are not that far behind (not surprising since the headphone was voiced using them).

This is all IMO and related to the HE-6 though.

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Originally Posted by jerg View Post

Is there any consensus as to which non-HFM earpads synergize well with HE500s / HE400s so far into the thread? From a glance it seems to be Lawton Denon pads and FA003 pads?

post #132 of 469

The stock Denon pads that Lawton sells at 40$ could be a good investment as well.

post #133 of 469
I'm late to the party here. Just discovered this thread. I took to using my leftover Denon D7000 pads on my HE-400 since the stock pleather didn't quite fit right on my left side for some reason. The fault is my head and not the pads.... But anyway. I had sent my D7000 in for LA7000 treatment a while back, and never used the newly stuffed pads, instead swapping in the J$ pads. So I had them just sitting there. I bet the new Lawton purpose made pads are even better, but these do wonders for the fit in my particular case. Very simple install too.
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Originally Posted by project86 View Post

I'm late to the party here. Just discovered this thread. I took to using my leftover Denon D7000 pads on my HE-400 since the stock pleather didn't quite fit right on my left side for some reason. The fault is my head and not the pads.... But anyway. I had sent my D7000 in for LA7000 treatment a while back, and never used the newly stuffed pads, instead swapping in the J$ pads. So I had them just sitting there. I bet the new Lawton purpose made pads are even better, but these do wonders for the fit in my particular case. Very simple install too.

any pics project? :P

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any pics project? :P

 

 

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More pics appear in my HE-400 review, though I'm not sure any of them capture the pads better than the above pic. 

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