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super comfortable earpads. how make.

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ok, so i recently tried my friend's Bose QC15 headphones and, while i strongly disliked both the sound signature and the noise cancelling, there was one defining feature of them that i'll never forget.

 

these bose headphones had what i would argue to be the most comfortable earpads i've ever used. they used this super-soft leatherette and some kind of spongey, memory-foam-y material that just felt so good, i could actually imagine why people buy Bose headphones (aside from branding and such)

 

now, all my headphones but my Grados use velour pads, which i'm okay with, but i've got a serious urge to try my hand at making a pair of pads like these, because they really left a lasting impression on me. my main questions are:

 

1. where do i acquire the kind of materials used in these godlike pads?

2. is the effect of changing from velour to leatherette pads on the sound signature of the 'phones massive enough for it to be a bad idea for me to even undertake such an operation? if there is an effect, which of my headphones (K702, HD650, RS1i, Pro 900) wouldn't see seriously detrimental effects on their sound signature?

 

thanks for the help

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Well, you can buy memory foam pillows to cut little donut shaped rings out of at walmart, as for the leatherette, you may have to ask around at a few craft stores or check around on ebay a bit.

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