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post #616 of 623
Another used one for sale:
US $399.99
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http://www.ebay.com/itm/Sony-MDR-SA5000-Headband-Headphones-Silver-Black-/251820157764

post #617 of 623

Any idea if Audeze pads would fit sonys? Long time ago I tried sa5000 with some huge leather pads that to my recollection increased the bass amount alot and widened the soundstage but maintained the speed and detail I love sa5000 for.

 

Heh, I just noticed that jvc ha-rx900 pads are a nice fit for sa5000. On a quick listen there were no notable differences in sound but I'm sure more in debth listening would reveal some differences. JVC pads have slightly bigger padlip so vertically the pads are just a bit loose but the fit is so close that these could be mistaken for stock pads by someone who doesn't know sa5000 that well.


Edited by Roderick - 2/7/15 at 5:53am
post #618 of 623
It's quite funny really, I've had my SA5K since about 2008 iirc, and they've just been sat there gathering dust, with barely any time on them at all (less than 50hrs for sure!), but - seeing this thread in my subscription list, just plugged them into my Hugo, and whilst a little sharp on the treble, they're really pretty good - I have to say that I like the bass that they offer - seemingly awesome for EDM - so, they could well be my go to can for that smily_headphones1.gif

[Edit] Holy Smoke Batman - what've I been missing with these? - they sing really sweetly out of the Hugo - great soundstage, great tonality (turned them down a little and that treble seems tamer now)... Hmmph, if only I'd have thought about this when I got the Hugo a few months back, probably wouldn't have spent out on the Denon D7100, Philips X1 or the Shure 1840!! - Definitely nicer to these ears than the Z1000 that I thought would've replaced them a few years back!!

Oh well, live and learn smily_headphones1.gif

[Further edit] Going back a few years, I remember the selling point of these being the speed of the drivers, and - yup, can hear that - with the guitar that I'm listening to at the moment, really spot on start / stop / transients - makes me wonder how close these are to the [actual rather than perceived] speed of BA drivers...
post #619 of 623
The ear pads definitely make a difference with these. I honestly prefer the originals myself, but you can buy Sony CD3000s pads on eBay and they will fit this. I think it's a simple matter of measuring the dimensions of the retaining lip and ensuring that they are similar between both. At least that the inner circumference is smaller than the lip. Good luck!


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Any idea if Audeze pads would fit sonys? Long time ago I tried sa5000 with some huge leather pads that to my recollection increased the bass amount alot and widened the soundstage but maintained the speed and detail I love sa5000 for.

 

Heh, I just noticed that jvc ha-rx900 pads are a nice fit for sa5000. On a quick listen there were no notable differences in sound but I'm sure more in debth listening would reveal some differences. JVC pads have slightly bigger padlip so vertically the pads are just a bit loose but the fit is so close that these could be mistaken for stock pads by someone who doesn't know sa5000 that well.

post #620 of 623

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Edited by Roderick - 2/21/15 at 8:42pm
post #621 of 623

Anyone know if I can get my SA5k's repaired? Something is up with the left driver, it loses sound sometimes

post #622 of 623

Propably a cable/connector issue. The cable is known for breaking eventually. 

post #623 of 623
Its probably loose crappy solder in the Y-cable joint:
http://www.head-fi.org/t/163945/sony-mdr-sa5000-cable-repair-rant
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