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post #166 of 489

I'm actually using the Shure 840 pads on my 5LE right now, and I'm thoroughly enjoying the comfort and sound over the stock velour.  Extremely easy to install.

 

Haven't tried any other pads - the 840s are so damned cheap and easily available that it's hard to justify anything else.

post #167 of 489

How are you guys managing to get the HM5 pads on these? Do they use a similar clip system? I'm tempted to grab them for my HE-300s, velour is a headache to clean and I love the leather on my LCD-2s but cannot afford a fancy angled pad for now.

post #168 of 489
Yes same kind of system. A lip on the pad and a mounting ring from the stock HE pad (unless you have the old original pads that did not have a loose mounting ring)
post #169 of 489

Can anyone please recommend the most comfortable ear pad for the he-400. I have comfort issue with the he-400 because it squishes my large cheek bones in one area around the area I circled. It is really painful after a couple minutes

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Sorry for using this picture but I cannot find any side way pic of my face and my phone camera sucks!

post #170 of 489
Comfort is entirely individual but I find the FA-003 leather pad to be the modt comfortable
post #171 of 489
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Originally Posted by Chawanwit View Post

Can anyone please recommend the most comfortable ear pad for the he-400. I have comfort issue with the he-400 because it squishes my large cheek bones in one area around the area I circled. It is really painful after a couple minutes

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Sorry for using this picture but I cannot find any side way pic of my face and my phone camera sucks!

Check my reply in the other thread, this is probably due to a simple case of your pair not having the right pivot angles.

post #172 of 489
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Originally Posted by Chawanwit View Post

Can anyone please recommend the most comfortable ear pad for the he-400. I have comfort issue with the he-400 because it squishes my large cheek bones in one area around the area I circled. It is really painful after a couple minutes

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Sorry for using this picture but I cannot find any side way pic of my face and my phone camera sucks!

 

I would suggest, if they're not too costly, a pair of angled pads by Lawton Audio or JMoney (discontinued). The reduced padding in the front should help provide better comfort, as it won't push as much on your cheekbones, if at all.

post #173 of 489
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Originally Posted by Chawanwit View Post

Can anyone please recommend the most comfortable ear pad for the he-400. I have comfort issue with the he-400 because it squishes my large cheek bones in one area around the area I circled. It is really painful after a couple minutes

><.

 

 

Sorry for using this picture but I cannot find any side way pic of my face and my phone camera sucks!

 

I might chime in and suggest Audeze vegan pads, they are the most comfortable I have tested BUT I do not have your bone structure so who knows.  very soft angled pads, and you can just throw them in the wash every know and then to keep them smelling fresh!  Only downside is they look terrible on the hifimans.

post #174 of 489
Thanks a lot everyone.
post #175 of 489

Managed to get hold of 2 of the last sets of J$money Beyer pads and they surely are the ultimate set of pads for this phone (provided that you like leather, I do), even better than the FA-003 pads I have been using so far. They are firmer and thicker so now I have no issue with ears touching the driver cover. Can't say I hear much if any sound change.

post #176 of 489
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Edited by hifimanrookie - 11/23/12 at 1:32am
post #177 of 489
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Originally Posted by drez View Post

I might chime in and suggest Audeze vegan pads, they are the most comfortable I have tested BUT I do not have your bone structure so who knows.  very soft angled pads, and you can just throw them in the wash every know and then to keep them smelling fresh!  Only downside is they look terrible on the hifimans.
Audeze are brownish right? Doesnt that swear a bit with the classy black of the he500? Anyone has a picture of this combination?

Another question..i read about the lawton angled denon pads (version 1.2?) are they any good for the he500..and now they sell pads for the fostex th900 also..Anyone tried any of them?

Edit: hope this thread is not dead redface.gif
Edited by hifimanrookie - 11/23/12 at 5:22am
post #178 of 489
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Audeze are brownish right? Doesnt that swear a bit with the classy black of the he500? Anyone has a picture of this combination?
Another question..i read about the lawton angled denon pads (version 1.2?) are they any good for the he500..and now they sell pads for the fostex th900 also..Anyone tried any of them?
Edit: hope this thread is not dead redface.gif

 

I own the Beyerdynamic velours, Jmoney leathers and Lawton leathers, and regarding comfort, I find myself preferring the Lawton pads with my HE-6. Sound-wise, I believe the JMoney improve soundstage due to their thickness, and the velours tame the highs a bit. I -think- the Lawtons would be a good match for the HE500.

post #179 of 489

So has there been any consensus on any angled earpads that work well with Hifimans so far? Relative to stock velour pads I mean. I'm pretty sure that angled pads will increase comfort for me, as the front/back swivel adjustment is insufficient to compensate for my head's curvature it seems.


Edited by jerg - 12/9/12 at 3:00pm
post #180 of 489
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So has there been any consensus on any angled earpads that work well with Hifimans so far? Relative to stock velour pads I mean. I'm pretty sure that angled pads will increase comfort for me, as the front/back swivel adjustment is insufficient to compensate for my head's curvature it seems.


i am curious about that also!wink.gif

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