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post #361 of 371

Measure the baffle diameter in millimeters and search up equivalent-sized pads on fleaBay.

 

Cut out the dust screens if you want, they might, though unlikely, be needed on the new pads.  Also, HM5 pads are worth a go.  Great results on V6, they will probably help bring out more of CD900ST's goodness, too.

post #362 of 371

Just got a pair of the 7506 from Guitar Center. I'm wondering, do I need a headphone amp to run these from my iPhone 5s or iPod Classic? i demoed these straight from my phone and they definitely impressed me but I don't want to keep under powering them

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They sound brighter and have tighter bass with amp. I highly prefer them without amp as they sound controlled and less forward. Anyways, they're very easy to drive and already sounds best on portable devices.

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Cool, thanks!

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I know sound is subjective, but aren't the 7506 supposed to be bright? Because my new pair is mid dark to light and i'm loving it. Will they get brighter? I kinda hope not. 

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I know sound is subjective, but aren't the 7506 supposed to be bright? Because my new pair is mid dark to light and i'm loving it. Will they get brighter? I kinda hope not. 

 

You sasid you bought your 7506 @ Guitar Center brick&mortar store?

 

I think I have the same impression as you on MDR 7506.

 

I demo-ed a 7506 last in guitar center last year... it's still flat-sounding but it's nowhere near as bright (and in some cases... painful at really bright recordings) as the 7506 i owned back in year 2007.

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You sasid you bought your 7506 @ Guitar Center brick&mortar store?

 

I think I have the same impression as you on MDR 7506.

 

I demo-ed a 7506 last in guitar center last year... it's still flat-sounding but it's nowhere near as bright (and in some cases... painful at really bright recordings) as the 7506 i owned back in year 2007.

Yes, at a brick and mortar Guitar Center yesterday. They matched amazon.com's price and sold them to me for $80.

 

They are no where near the cringe worthy brightness that was my 2011 V6's. 

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Just got a pair of the 7506 from Guitar Center. I'm wondering, do I need a headphone amp to run these from my iPhone 5s or iPod Classic? i demoed these straight from my phone and they definitely impressed me but I don't want to keep under powering them
These don't require any amp and sound great without it. But if you have an amp they sine a bit more esp. With the fiio E17.
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These don't require any amp and sound great without it. But if you have an amp they sine a bit more esp. With the fiio E17.


Yes, I find the sound to be a bit crisper, faster with tighter bass but at the same time, brighter which made me feel that the music is now on the verge of sounding thin. Unamped, I get the loosed and a tiny bit more emphasized upper bass and very slightly less bright mid-high treble which made the sound warmer and fuller. To me, this is one of the headphones that sounds even more analytical when amped. This is with my 2006 Thiland made 7506 with original Sony stock earpads.

 

To doorbell,

 

better get a new set of pads since those will wear out within 4 months of everyday use at least mine does. You'll definitely hear noticeable difference in sound when using worn out against the new ear pads (price for original pads is a bit ripoff though)

post #370 of 371
Go on FleaBay picked up a pair of fake leather pads for $7 from China.

The cheap original ones are on there too, but they are horrible.

Leather is much better.
Edited by Mickice - 10/31/14 at 6:18am
post #371 of 371

I strongly recommend HM5 leather pads from mp4nation.  To show the fit, take a look:

 

 

The problem here is that these are the thicker, memory foam version, they make the sound nasal and a bit shrill.  The regular, non-memory-foam HM5 pads are the ones to go for.  I have a pair, but they are fitted to a custom ortho and no longer get a proper fit on my 7506 and V6.  I need to buy another two pairs for my Sonys.

 

Good isolation, great comfort, even greater sound, you will not regret it!  The stock pads kill the sound by comparison.

 

Edi: I bought more regular HM5 pads and they aren't making them as thin as they used to.  Well, a night under a pile of books should "fix" the pads.  :k701smile:


Edited by Mad Max - 11/26/14 at 3:33pm
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