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post #271 of 453
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Just swapped my MarkL 'stuffed' D2k pads on my HE-400 and there definitely feels like more impact as mentioned above, but it does take away from the sound signature of the 'phone. I'll cycle through some more genres and report back if anyone else wants to know.

Those aftermarket Denon pads don't work too well with the HE-400. Stock velours, stock pleathers with jergpad mod, and J$ work well for most people, myself included :) I use J$ for the comfort, but I hear the jergpads sound a little better.

post #272 of 453
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Originally Posted by TooPoor View Post

 Yeah no, not enjoying this as much as the velours with the exception of comfort. Infinitely more comfortable for me, personally.

 

Yeah definitely much more comfortable but sounds terrible.

post #273 of 453

For people interested in the Marleypads:
http://www.head-fi.org/t/604583/hifiman-he-400-impressions-and-discussion-thread/7170#post_9146045

 

Marleypads: A project where I covered the velour pads with leather. Sort of a hybrid of the velour pads and jergpads.

post #274 of 453
post #275 of 453

I would like to ask if anyone could tell what's the inner hole diameter in the Hifiman velour earpad?

Or at least if it's bigger or smaller than the DT880/990 velour earpads...

And is there any difference in foam softness hardness?

 

Thanks!

post #276 of 453
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Originally Posted by kkl10 View Post

I would like to ask if anyone could tell what's the inner hole diameter in the Hifiman velour earpad?

Or at least if it's bigger or smaller than the DT880/990 velour earpads...

And is there any difference in foam softness hardness?

 

Thanks!

 

The HiFiMAN and Beyerdynamic velours have a similar inner diameter. The Beyerdynamic pads are the softest of the two.

post #277 of 453

I would say

DT990 soft

DT770 medium

HiFiMan hard

post #278 of 453

Do you guys notice any difference in the rendition of treble and any other sonic trait between the Hifiman and Beyer velours?

post #279 of 453

Its been a while since I swapped to beyers, I don't remember any large sonic change.

Comfort was my main concern and I would not go back to stock.

The beyers have a heavily perforated driver side and the attaching rim is shorter and so does not cover the holes in the mounting ring (Ala Jerg mod)

So I would say if there is any change to the sonics it would be an improvement.

post #280 of 453

Thanks, Dogmatrix.

 

Alternativelly, has anyone tried the Hifiman velours on the DT880 or DT990?

Would like to know how it sounds in comparinson to beyers stock velours...

post #281 of 453

Hi guys which of the Beyerdynamic pads are recommended?

DT 990 velours or DT 770 velours, both are silver.

 

Thanks!

 

EDIT: any idea which are thicker/deeper? the Hifiman velours or the DT 990/770 velours?


Edited by conquerator2 - 2/27/13 at 3:07pm
post #282 of 453

I'm going to see how to mrspeakers 'alpha pads' sound on the HE-400 in a couple of weeks at http://www.soundconsult.nl/.

 

I'll post back how they sound :)

post #283 of 453
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Originally Posted by kkl10 View Post

I would like to ask if anyone could tell what's the inner hole diameter in the Hifiman velour earpad?

Or at least if it's bigger or smaller than the DT880/990 velour earpads...

And is there any difference in foam softness hardness?

 

Thanks!

 

I just finished the DT990 velour pad mod for my HE-6. 

 

The DT990 pads are much more comfortable.  I notice no difference in sound initially, but will listen for a while and change back to compare.

post #284 of 453

Just a heads up:

 

Anyone looking for a replacement for the original HFM pads, look no further.

 

http://www.mp4nation.net/brainwavz-earphones/brainwavz-hm5-spare-earpad-1pc

 

Super comfortable and shots, does not hinder SQ at all (even a bit better to my ears than the stock)

18 bucks a pair with free shipping.

Feels like real leather, go figure.

Also, the photos really dont do them justice

 


Edited by conquerator2 - 6/16/13 at 1:56pm
post #285 of 453
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Originally Posted by conquerator2 View Post

Just a heads up:

 

Anyone looking for a replacement for the original HFM pads, look no further.

 

http://www.mp4nation.net/brainwavz-earphones/brainwavz-hm5-spare-earpad-1pc

 

Super comfortable and shots, does not hinder SQ at all (even a bit better to my ears than the stock)

18 bucks a pair with free shipping.

Feels like real leather, go figure.

Also, the photos really dont do them justice

 

 

 

 

Thanks for posting this conquerator2.  I'm intrigued.  Personally, I find the the HE-500's with verlour pads rather comfortable but if this could make them even more comfortable, at a fairly low cost, it's something to consider.  Do they get warm easily though?  Has anybody else tried these with Hifiman headphones?


Edited by Whitetriton - 6/16/13 at 6:42pm
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