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post #196 of 469
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Originally Posted by Benjamin6264 View Post

 

I find the Lawton Audio Denon leather pads to provide the greatest comfort. They also fit the HE-6's dimension perfectly. However, not everyone thinks they affect the SQ positively (I do). To keep the closest sound to the one you have presently, your best best would be the Beyerdynamic velour pads. They are slightly smaller than HiFiMAN and require more work to get the plastic rings inside the lip on the back, but it can be done.

 

JMoney is also selling the last leather Beyerdynamic pads for charity, at 50% off. It's the last occasion to purchase a pair before they're discontinued.

 

I encourage you to get a set of leather and a set of velour pads and see which you prefer.

 

From reading the thread, I believe JMoney hopes to return with future offerings at some point, but with lower costs.  I'd like to see that option happen.  But, also, we have many more sources today than just two years earlier.  At that time, JMoney had a great operation running since there were not a lot of other suppliers in the market.

 

I'm wondering if we could see if Jin (Headphonelounge.com) might offer some pad options for the HifiMAN.  He's in Singapore, but sells a lot of Grado leather headbands and has now come out with leather covers for the Grado foam ear pads for $40.00.

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post #197 of 469
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Originally Posted by Benjamin6264 View Post

I find the Lawton Audio Denon leather pads to provide the greatest comfort. They also fit the HE-6's dimension perfectly. However, not everyone thinks they affect the SQ positively (I do). To keep the closest sound to the one you have presently, your best best would be the Beyerdynamic velour pads. They are slightly smaller than HiFiMAN and require more work to get the plastic rings inside the lip on the back, but it can be done.

JMoney is also selling the last leather Beyerdynamic pads for charity, at 50% off. It's the last occasion to purchase a pair before they're discontinued.

I encourage you to get a set of leather and a set of velour pads and see which you prefer.
Where can i buy those..i tried google..but got a blank website?
post #198 of 469
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Originally Posted by preproman View Post

Luckily I have all 3 Denons here with me.  So I'm doing it right now..

 

I should have figured as such.  wink.gif  Who do you hire to do the inventory on your headphones when that time comes around?  basshead.gif

post #199 of 469

Done sold a lot off.  I'm into DACs now biggrin.gif

post #200 of 469
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Originally Posted by hifimanrookie View Post


Where can i buy those..i tried google..but got a blank website?

 

 

Who are you looking for?

 

Lawton

http://lawtonaudio.com/home.html

 

 

J$

http://www.head-fi.org/u/56216/fatman711

post #201 of 469
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Originally Posted by preproman View Post


Who are you looking for?

Lawton
http://lawtonaudio.com/home.html


J$
http://www.head-fi.org/u/56216/fatman711
Thanks for this! That 50% discount on j$ are interesting. biggrin.gif
post #202 of 469
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Originally Posted by DougofTheAbaci View Post


In short, what would be the best pad to get in order to replace the stock velours? Something that will not harm the sound stage or change the signature too much.
Bonus points for being easy to install. In fact, a step-by-step guide would be handy. For some of us, like myself, this might be our first true modification to our headphones and its little surprise that we'd be nervous.

 

If you don't mind the look - Audez'e vegan pads are the king - massive, airy soundstage, more forward projection and sound signature pretty much the same as the stock velours.  I have a second mod that fixes the frequency balance as well.  As for easy to install, I would say the mod isn't hard and takes about an hour or so - search this thread for 'vegan" and there will be a discussion about it about 12 months ago or somethingnormal_smile%20.gif

 

Cos is about $100 or so plus postage factoring in a spare pair of HifiMan spacers and Audeze vegan pads but it's well with it IMO - I cant go back (or use any other type of pad)  I havent tried JMoney etc but I'm happy enough with the Audeze vegan pads not to worry.

post #203 of 469
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Originally Posted by drez View Post

 

If you don't mind the look - Audez'e vegan pads are the king - massive, airy soundstage, more forward projection and sound signature pretty much the same as the stock velours.  I have a second mod that fixes the frequency balance as well.  As for easy to install, I would say the mod isn't hard and takes about an hour or so - search this thread for 'vegan" and there will be a discussion about it about 12 months ago or somethingnormal_smile%20.gif

 

Cos is about $100 or so plus postage factoring in a spare pair of HifiMan spacers and Audeze vegan pads but it's well with it IMO - I cant go back (or use any other type of pad)  I havent tried JMoney etc but I'm happy enough with the Audeze vegan pads not to worry.


whats the second mod? wink.gif

post #204 of 469
Pics please...
post #205 of 469

I have just opened my package from JMoney with the Beyerdynamic leather pads. While I'm unable to make the pads touch no part of my ear like I'm able with the Lawton/JMoney Denon pads (which have a more oval opening), they are extremely comfortable, and I'm still A/B-ing to determine which I prefer.

post #206 of 469

I have an update on the J$ Denon pads.  Both good, and bad news.

 

Bad news:

 

  • Pads partially cover the driver, and as a result, can tend to block sound.  This can be a big down-side to the HE-400s in regards to their openness.  I'm quite sure the same result would be experienced with the HE-500s and all the HifiMAN headphones.
  • The thickness of the pads, due to the wedge, tend to lessen the bass output on the HE-400s.  Again, assuming the same with the other HifiMAN models, too.

 

 

Good news:

 

  • Comfort.  Yes, very comfortable, but with the loss of sound quality, comfort really doesn't matter much if the sound isn't good.

 

 

Conclusion:

 

  • Stick with the velour HifiMAN pads, for now.
  • Possibly, consider some other leather offerings such as the J$ BeyerDynamic pads, which are not wedge shaped.
  • Also, consider some other "hybrid" options such as a slight wedge variation using some custom velour pads. 
post #207 of 469

After A/B-ing, I have come up with the following conclusion; the Denon pads (JMoney & Lawton) sound more open than the JMoney Beyerdynamic, essentially due to the earhole shape which makes more sense on the Denon headphones.

 

Comfort-wise, I really liked the Jmoney Beyerdynamic's thickness, but then again some parts of my ears touched the inside of the pad.

 

I'll use the JMoney Beyers on my modded Grados instead. I expect better result since the drivers are much smaller.


Edited by Benjamin6264 - 12/25/12 at 4:35am
post #208 of 469
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Originally Posted by Benjamin6264 View Post

After A/B-ing, I have come up with the same conclusion as wje; the Denon pads (JMoney & Lawton) sound more open than the JMoney Beyerdynamic, essentially due to the earhole shape which makes more sense on the Denon headphones.

 

Comfort-wise, I really liked the Jmoney Beyerdynamic's thickness, but then again some parts of my ears touched the inside of the pad.


thanks for the info guys! i apreciate it! then its up to mr. fang then..coming up with version 3 of their pads (second version being the one with the better stronger connectors)

post #209 of 469
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Originally Posted by MattTCG View Post

Pics please...

 

 

 

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post #210 of 469
Hey Ben, the LCD3 pads to me sound a lot like the jmoney when I tried them at your place; we'll need to compare.

Getting the lcd3 pads on the hifiman rings was a huge pain lol, but it fits


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