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post #14986 of 17961

I usually use a credit card for 3 and 4. I trimmed the flap thing that connects the pads to the plastic ring, so my pads tend to come off when I try to bend the ring. It gets easier with practice but it's a stupid system. I want something that rotates, like on the Q701. 

post #14987 of 17961

Yeah I didn't realize I hadn't taken the ring off. I mean, I full disassembled about four of these headphones, painted them and put them back together ... but I always had someone else do the pads. Is that weird? It must be.

 

Anyway, God the pleathers are so much more comfortable for me. I hate the feel of the velours and they clamp a lot more than the pleathers do on my giant head.

 

But I'm giving them an honest listen. :]

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Originally Posted by ninjames View Post
 

Yeah I didn't realize I hadn't taken the ring off. I mean, I full disassembled about four of these headphones, painted them and put them back together ... but I always had someone else do the pads. Is that weird? It must be.

 

Anyway, God the pleathers are so much more comfortable for me. I hate the feel of the velours and they clamp a lot more than the pleathers do on my giant head.

 

But I'm giving them an honest listen. :]

Yes that weird, very. :tongue: The reason that the jergpads are so good is that you get the best of all worlds: comfort of the pleathers, softness of the velour fabric and sound improvement based on the mod. :D

post #14989 of 17961
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Originally Posted by MattTCG View Post
 

Yes that weird, very. :tongue: The reason that the jergpads are so good is that you get the best of all worlds: comfort of the pleathers, softness of the velour fabric and sound improvement based on the mod. :D

The velour is scratchy to my ears, a bit. I'm not sure I'd like the velour on the pleathers but perhaps I'd get used to it. And as far as it being weird .. I still think the actual disassembly of the HE-400 is easier than changing the pads. >_>

post #14990 of 17961
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^^ Nah, takes about 30 second per pad after you've done it a few times. 

post #14991 of 17961

The velours are "scratchy" and sibilant sounding, the pleathers are hollow sounding and have midrange glare, modded pleathers are the way to go, probably with the velour mod as well but not tried that, you know you will do it eventually : )

post #14992 of 17961

I found the velours to be incredibly scratchy until i washed them. That helped a lot, but I still think they are uncomfortable. The foam inside is too hard or something.

post #14993 of 17961

When I said scratchy I was talking about the sound as well as the comfort, they sound sort of sharp and "scratchy" to me anyway.

post #14994 of 17961

lol, that too. I guess I would describe that signature as dry. It sounds kind of impressive at first, but I get tired of it. 

post #14995 of 17961

I will say I am 100% incapable of doing the jergpad mod. If it involves cutting material, I will botch it. I would probably have someone else do the mod for me, but I probably wouldn't cut out the velour and put it on the pleathers. That has no effect other than "comfort" right? Still, gonna use these velours for a week to give them an honest test.

post #14996 of 17961
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I found the velours to be incredibly scratchy until i washed them. That helped a lot, but I still think they are uncomfortable. The foam inside is too hard or something.

 

I forgot about the washing procedure. This is certainly worth the effort. 

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Originally Posted by ninjames View Post
 

I will say I am 100% incapable of doing the jergpad mod. If it involves cutting material, I will botch it. I would probably have someone else do the mod for me, but I probably wouldn't cut out the velour and put it on the pleathers. That has no effect other than "comfort" right? Still, gonna use these velours for a week to give them an honest test.

 

Modular does the mod in group production. The effect is not just for comfort regarding the mod. It's specifically designed to improve the sound of the hp. 

post #14997 of 17961
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Originally Posted by MattTCG View Post
 

 

I forgot about the washing procedure. This is certainly worth the effort. 

 

Modular does the mod in group production. The effect is not just for comfort regarding the mod. It's specifically designed to improve the sound of the hp. 

Is Modular doing another round?  I read in the other thread that he isn't doing it anymore which is why I gave up on getting jergpads.

post #14998 of 17961
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Originally Posted by MattTCG View Post
 

 

I forgot about the washing procedure. This is certainly worth the effort. 

 

Modular does the mod in group production. The effect is not just for comfort regarding the mod. It's specifically designed to improve the sound of the hp. 

you're saying putting a strip of velour on the outside of the pleather affects the sound? i don't know who modular is but I'd probably just have my friend cut them for me. she's making me custom pads from scratch anyway :D

 

i dunno I'm just not feeling these things. i'll wash them but they really don't feel great on my head but then again I've only had them on an hour total.

post #14999 of 17961
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Modular has been manufacturing the jergpads for groups of interested members for the past several months. I think that he's done two batches now??

 

You have nothing to loose by trying the washing procedure. Just get two bowls. One with warm water and one with warm water and mild detergent. Plop the velours in the warm soapy water and squeeze them vigorously (no jokes please). Then do the same in the plain water bowl. Blot them dry and let them sit overnight to dry. This made a big difference in terms of feel for me. 

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Originally Posted by MattTCG View Post
 

Modular has been manufacturing the jergpads for groups of interested members for the past several months. I think that he's done two batches now??

 

You have nothing to loose by trying the washing procedure. Just get two bowls. One with warm water and one with warm water and mild detergent. Plop the velours in the warm soapy water and squeeze them vigorously (no jokes please). Then do the same in the plain water bowl. Blot them dry and let them sit overnight to dry. This made a big difference in terms of feel for me. 

can you shed some light as to how a strip of velour on the outside of the pleathers affects the sound quality?

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