Originally Posted by TontonJoK
I did the jerg mod with the old pads but I came back to velours with the rings found in the leathers because of comfort, With jerg mod the he 400's are so uncomfortable and feel loose on my head, the drivers touch the ears
Maybe I loose a little of sounding quality but velours with the rings make them so thicker and so nice to wear for long period
The bass are imo bigger maybe I lose something on voices but win so much comfort
I felt the same way as you when I first did v1 of the mod. My ears touched the driver, really annoying, and it just felt loose and unrefined altogether.
I fixed the ears touching the driver problem by adding a layer of velour on top, it was enough to distance my ears. The velour I used was from a local store I went to, much more convenient than tearing apart a perfectly fine velour pad. I then fixed the loose unrefined problem by doing the subbass mod, which involved taping the pad itself to the cups, so the pads don't rotate at all, it's just a whole solid unit. It also gave the added benefit of better sub bass conduction :)
I would say a fully pimped out jergpad is better in terms of comfort to the velour. The problem with hifiman's velour is the pads are too stiff, but their pleather uses a far more comfortable and softer padding.
Edited by beaver316 - 5/19/13 at 12:51am