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post #16 of 481
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Originally Posted by Loevhagen View Post

My little "concern" now is the piece of fabric the Beyer pads don't have. However, that should be solved by e.g. a pair of scissors and Oroblu. ;)

 

 



The beyer pads do come with acoustic fabric.

it isn't attached to the ear pad, however. 

it sits inside a clamp that is part of the ear cup assembly.

however, you can sit the acoustic fabric behind the ear pad, and it will stay in place fine...

 

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post #17 of 481

I don't have them. I would buy these: http://www.beyerdynamiconline.com/Product.asp?Prd=904163


Edited by .Sup - 9/19/11 at 2:43pm
post #18 of 481

The beyer pads I have (via Moon Audio) do not have any fabric at all but they sound great and my ears are not touching anything. With both HiFiMan types my ears touched the fabric and with bass heavy stuff the fabric would move enough to distract me from the zone.

 

Haven't spent enough time with either pad to notice a preference but the Beyer pads being fuller do look a lot nicer.

post #19 of 481

Update....

 

It's been a little difficult to do this as there never seems to be enough hours in the day. I balanced some phones last night (including the HE-500's) so have to get used to new pads and also balanced cable/amping (which on a side note takes these phones to a whole new level).

 

So, the Beyer pads look nicer as they are fuller but.... they are a tad less comfortable than the extra squishy HiFiMan leathers. I will spend some more time comparing but I think the ultimate would be just a fuller velour pad, I'll have to send one of the kids into the attic an get my DT880's so I can try the velours off them.

 

Beyer Pads:

 

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HiFiMan Pads:

 

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post #20 of 481
Thread Starter 

Thanks for the update. Looking forward to how this thread evolves. I'm sure there are more than a handful people that would like a pair of new (fuller) pads to their HiFiMANs.

 

The J$, or Denon pads, is softer I think. Besides; they have that wedged design that may be beneficial. 

post #21 of 481

I bought a set of J$'s for my D2000's and was absolutely astounded at the poor workmanship. The pads looked as though they were made for different headphones. I will never, ever buy from there again.

 

These Beyer and HiFiMan pads are Protein Leather but they really do look the part, they go nice with the headband also. I think the whole thing looks much classier (not sure if that's a word?). Next up Beyer velours...

 

 

post #22 of 481
Thread Starter 

Hm. I've seen some critisism of the build quality from J$ some time ago (e.g. long thread on this forum), but I thought that problem was long gone. If it is still prevailing, that's sad.

post #23 of 481

Don't know if it's still the case but for me it was a poor experience...

 

Got my DT880's down from the attic so will try the velours in a while, I think these will be the answer for me (others too hopefully)

post #24 of 481
I ordered some black Beyer velours last night. Will post pics/impressions when they arrive.

I just got a pair of the new leather pads last night, so I can salvage the new attachment ring from them.
post #25 of 481

I should of received my DT990 earpads by now but they (Beyerdynamic USA) messed up my order and only shipped it yesterday. They'll be here next Tuesday. No upgraded shipping speed.. nothing. $15 shipping for a 2 week delivery. What a joke. :\

post #26 of 481
Thread Starter 

They'll get there eventually.

post #27 of 481

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DT990 velour pad on the left. Stock HE-500 pad in the middle. Fake leather replacement on the right. World at War man in the back, roasting the two Hifiman pads.

 

Impressions: The DT990 pad is a touch thicker than the cloth Hifiman pad, and a good bit thicker than the fake leather pad from Hifiman. It's the most comfortable of the three.

 

The only hard part was getting the attachment ring from the fake leather pads onto the Beyer pads. That's where my GF came into the picture. I seriously couldn't do it. Her fingernails came in handy.

 

The DT990 pads don't come cheap though. They were $40 for the pair, and they couldn't be attached without the ring from the fake leather pads. Total came to about $60. I don't notice anything different in regards to sound. I'd say it was worth it.


Edited by Rebel975 - 10/5/11 at 12:55pm
post #28 of 481
Update above.
post #29 of 481
Thread Starter 

Thanks guys. I ordered the DT990 velour pads today. The reason I went for the DT990 pads and not the DT770 is here: http://www.head-fi.org/t/513393/guide-sonic-differences-between-dt770-dt990-models-more/390

post #30 of 481
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Originally Posted by Loevhagen View Post

Thanks guys. I ordered the DT990 velour pads today. The reason I went for the DT990 pads and not the DT770 is here: http://www.head-fi.org/t/513393/guide-sonic-differences-between-dt770-dt990-models-more/390



Are you happy with those DT990 pads? I am thinking of replacing stock HE-500 pads with those. Are they more comfortable (I mean are they less stiff) than the stock velour ones? Is there any difference in sound?

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