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So the lawton denon pad for he-500 is the best one to go for ??

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post #212 of 481
I don't think anybody has tried all the options
Edited by nc8000 - 12/25/12 at 2:19am
post #213 of 481
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Originally Posted by MaJoMax View Post

So the lawton denon pad for he-500 is the best one to go for ??

 

I've tried the J$ Denon leather "wedge" pad, which is essentially the same as the Lawton Denon leather "wedge" pad.  Just one page back, I shared my observations, which can be viewed at the following link.

 

http://www.head-fi.org/t/572327/mission-replace-the-hifiman-ear-pads-with-other-brand-ear-pads/195#post_8984974

 

Please keep in mind, my conclusion was based only on my pads that I had available, as well as my own listening and sound preferences.  I wrote the response the way I did to possibly help other members who are on the fence, like I was.  Again, it's just a guideline, and not necessarily a final decision.   Many other options could surface tomorrow, or even 6 months from now, which could change our pad landscape.

 

Enjoy!

post #214 of 481

I like the stock Denon pads on my HiFimans.  I also like the J$ or the MarkL pads on my Denons.  So I'm putting all my stock Denon pads on the Hifimans and acquiring the J$ and MarkL pad for my Denonsbiggrin.gif

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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

 

So how do they sound with the HFM? 

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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




So how do they sound with the HFM? 
Yes am very curious as well! Pls tell us how the sound changes with the audeze pads. tongue.gif
post #217 of 481
The sound is significantly airier, sound is more filled up and spatial, and highs are brighter (bad) but also less grainy (good).

Bass becomes less forward and impactful, so for me it requires a bass boost with a good equalizer when using the lcd pads. However, if I can get a warm sounding powerful amp, I think these would be the best choice of pads for me.

The comfort is fantastic, i can wear it longer than my HD800's albeit the weight of the planars
post #218 of 481
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Originally Posted by dleblanc343 View Post

The sound is significantly airier, sound is more filled up and spatial, and highs are brighter (bad) but also less grainy (good).
Bass becomes less forward and impactful, so for me it requires a bass boost with a good equalizer when using the lcd pads. However, if I can get a warm sounding powerful amp, I think these would be the best choice of pads for me.
The comfort is fantastic, i can wear it longer than my HD800's albeit the weight of the planars

 

 

Do you consider ther Mjonlir to be warm sounding?  I know ift's powerful.

post #219 of 481
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Originally Posted by dleblanc343 View Post

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

It's weird seeing such large pads on the HFM, looks nice though!

post #220 of 481
How about either the stock or Lawton TH-900 pads?
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Drez-so exactly how did you go about attaching the Vegan Pads?

 

Did you use just the HE plastic ring directly connected to the Vegans?

 

Or did you use the Vegan Sticky rings also?

 

Did you put the plastic HE ring on the headphone first then slide the Vegan over it?

 

I have a spare pair of the both the AUDEZE Vegan & LCD 3 pads and would like to try both.....

 

Thanks

 

Jack

post #222 of 481

The vegan pads from Audeze look like a micro-suede or even a micro-fiber variety.  Am I correct in this assumption?

 

On another front, I've been toying with prototyping some pad fabrics this past break.  The velour that I purchased was a bit too much of a knit, and seems a bit burdensome to work with, as it tends to curl.  However, I'm working on some synthetic leather prototypes for the JVC HA-S500 headphones.  Here's the start of them. -- The edges will even out quite a bit better when stuffed with the high density padding.

 

 

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post #223 of 481

have just lately put on the Lawton Angled Denon pads onto my HE-500....it was easily done even for a person as unhandy as myself....the pads along with additional headband padding make the headphones much more comfortable....seems to be a small change in the sound but I haven't yet decided whether its for the better or for the worse....

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Originally Posted by philo50 View Post

have just lately put on the Lawton Angled Denon pads onto my HE-500....it was easily done even for a person as unhandy as myself....the pads along with additional headband padding make the headphones much more comfortable....seems to be a small change in the sound but I haven't yet decided whether its for the better or for the worse....

 

 

Take some pictures..  Here are some with the stock Denon pads on.

 

 

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whats the second mod? wink.gif

Drez what is the 2nd Mod for fixing the frequency on the HE 6 you are talking about?

 

Jack

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