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Has anyone found alternative pads for their Hifimans that they actually ended up sticking with? 

post #407 of 453
The LCD3 pads definitely tame the bass down, probably because of the distancing from the driver. It's more mid-forward and open sounding than velour pads, at the expense of bass. Therefore I would not really do it with HIFIMAN headphones unless maybe the HE500.
post #408 of 453
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The LCD3 pads definitely tame the bass down, probably because of the distancing from the driver. It's more mid-forward and open sounding than velour pads, at the expense of bass. Therefore I would not really do it with HIFIMAN headphones unless maybe the HE500.

 

It's definitely a smooth-sounding set of pads, but I didn't dig it too much with the HE500s. :p 

post #409 of 453
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It's definitely a smooth-sounding set of pads, but I didn't dig it too much with the HE500s. :p 

Aha, well they definitely sound even worse on the HE400/HE6 by default (not on my HE6 rig though :p). That's why I said maybe better on the HE500, haven't tested it on that headphone myself.

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Aha, well they definitely sound even worse on the HE400/HE6 by default (not on my HE6 rig though :p). That's why I said maybe better on the HE500, haven't tested it on that headphone myself.

 

It's a shame I moved back to Toronto recently, otherwise we could easily sit down and try out different earpads (for instance, I'm really interested in hearing how the newest rendition of the Jergpads fare with HE6).

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Has anyone found alternative pads for their Hifimans that they actually ended up sticking with?

 

Audio technica l-3000 pads from audiocubes.

post #412 of 453
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Has anyone found alternative pads for their Hifimans that they actually ended up sticking with? 
J. Lawton angled pads
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J. Lawton angled pads

 

I think you mean either jmoney or M.Lawton (Lawton pads). There is no j.lawton pads that I know of. I tried both of those pads but they sucked out the bass and were kinda too small. I believe 90mm where you looking for 103.

 

I found that the he-500 are kinda the opposite of most headphones where thickness and angle are concerned. The thicker the pad, the more aggressive the angle on a pad the more the bass seems to float away. L-3000's are 100mm and not as thick or angled as most of the pad options out there but supremely soft and way more comfy than the stock pleather and velour hifiman pads.

 

SQ wise not a whole lot of change from stock, which was for me a good thing. I put them up against stax 02, denon, Lawton, jmoney(denon), and audeze lcd-2 leather. To me the L-3000's were it. Also, if you had jmoney, was it jmoney beyer or denon? To me the denon variations are too small, work but barely and audeze too big, kept floating around. Stax was pretty darn good but even those messed with the sound in a way I did not care for.


Edited by jibzilla - 10/5/13 at 11:37pm
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You know I do have a pair of th-600 pads lying around since I got some Lawton pads for my th-600. These 600 pads look like they hit all the marks too. Mild angle, not overly thick, massive ear-hole (one thing that was wrong on the l3000's). I haven't bought the l3000 pads yet as I'm just returning to the he-500 after a year break, damn you razordog. Will report back and please fostex don't pull a denon and make these pads $90.


Edited by jibzilla - 10/6/13 at 12:53am
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Originally Posted by jibzilla View Post

I think you mean either jmoney or M.Lawton (Lawton pads). There is no j.lawton pads that I know of. I tried both of those pads but they sucked out the bass and were kinda too small. I believe 90mm where you looking for 103.

I found that the he-500 are kinda the opposite of most headphones where thickness and angle are concerned. The thicker the pad, the more aggressive the angle on a pad the more the bass seems to float away. L-3000's are 100mm and not as thick or angled as most of the pad options out there but supremely soft and way more comfy than the stock pleather and velour hifiman pads.

SQ wise not a whole lot of change from stock, which was for me a good thing. I put them up against stax 02, denon, Lawton, jmoney(denon), and audeze lcd-2 leather. To me the L-3000's were it. Also, if you had jmoney, was it jmoney beyer or denon? To me the denon variations are too small, work but barely and audeze too big, kept floating around. Stax was pretty darn good but even those messed with the sound in a way I did not care for.
Typo error. M. Lawton unless Mark's middle name is J.

Still switching between these and the LCD2 vegan.
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Fostex th-600 pads are the bees knees.

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Originally Posted by jibzilla View Post
 

Fostex th-600 pads are the bees knees.

 

What are your impressions of them with HE-500?

Where can one purchase them? 

How much do those things cost? 

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What are your impressions of them with HE-500?

Where can one purchase them?

How much do those things cost?

My best guess is call fostex and hope they don't pull a denon and charge you $90. These are also 600 pads and I heard the 900 pads are a lil better. I got them because I own a th-600 and think it makes a wonderful compliment to my he-500. Razordog and pricejapan combined I only paid $1400 for the pair, brand new.

 

My impressions are if you have had a bad experience as I had with the bass getting shelved with the other thick, angled pads on the market to try these. Are they as comfy as the stax and Lawton pads I put them up against, no. But if anything the bass gets better, where it gets shelved on the Lawton and stax pads. I will include some photos so you can see for yourself, these pads look like they were made for the he-500. Huge ear hole, thinner padding compared to the other options, and a very mild angle.

 

 

 

 

 

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Thank you for the photos, they look great.

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On the Alpha pads website, they state that they fit on the HE400 and HE500, but I am struggling to find photos of them working - or heading success stories.

 

I haven't read this entire thread.

 

Has anyone had luck with this?

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