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Anyone know if there's a pad that conforms the shape of one's head better than the stock pleather or velour pads?  (will Jergpads do?)  They are both pretty stiff and I want to get the best of the sub-bass with a proper seal.

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A couple of pages back there was talk of D2000 pads on a HE400. It does require some refinements as the DIYer commented on the bass bleeding into the mids. A backvent maybe. They're $40 angled leather pads though.

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Guys, can one of you measure the dimensions of the pads?

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what dimensions are you looking for and on what pads?

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I've been using the stock D2000 pads straight off of my D2000. Pretty damn comfortable and great sounding. I was able to swap them over to the HE-400 pad ring without any modifications, took less than 10 minutes. I did just install the foam rings from the stock pleathers between the plastic HE-400 attatchment ring and the white plastic support of the D2000 pads. This added a little spacing, increased comfort a touch. I can't really say it effected sound much, maybe a little less impact if anything but worth the cost of extra comfort.

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I want to see if they'd fit on the Sony MDR MA900.  4 inches in diameter.

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Originally Posted by Trunks159 View Post
 

Guys, can one of you measure the dimensions of the pads?

http://www.head-fi.org/t/653032/size-matters-earpad-hole-measurements-for-over-ear-headphones/15#post_10112757

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So, Vali + Modi withe the 400s? Yes? No? Depends?
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Thanks.  Doesnt fit the MA900 though.

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adding the d2000 pads opened the 400 up SO much.  It changed the sound on mine quite a lot.  Gave the dynamics room to breathe and made it an all around more balanced sounding headphone.  I thought it was causing bass to bleed into the mids but it was just because i switched to an old hip hop playlist i had with low bit rate files and horrible producing.  I honestly was about to throw these headphones away as they were not listenable to my ears without physically hurting them.  Now with the pads and some dsp settings it is a more dynamic, engaging and less fatiguing headphone that works well with just about all genres instead of bass rhythm (which works just fine with it now too)

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Originally Posted by dshlapak View Post

So, Vali + Modi withe the 400s? Yes? No? Depends?

 

Listening to it now. Sounds pretty awesome to me. 

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just received mine

with fiio x3

listening to muse - supremacy.flac

just awesome

 

 

hps are little heavy

longgg cable!!

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I have a hard time believing the D2000 pads open up the HE-400 a lot.  I remember putting them on my DT990 600Ω and they turned that Beyer into a black hole of darkness.   The HE-400 as it is is already a really dark headphone.  The only thing stopping it from being a black hole as well is its super controlled bass.

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Originally Posted by TMRaven View Post
 

I have a hard time believing the D2000 pads open up the HE-400 a lot.  I remember putting them on my DT990 600Ω and they turned that Beyer into a black hole of darkness.   The HE-400 as it is is already a really dark headphone.  The only thing stopping it from being a black hole as well is its super controlled bass.

I'm not trying to argue, but I thought the he-400 were known to be a brighter headphone while the he-500 was a bit darker. I can't comment on how the D2000 pad mod affects the the he-400, but maybe you can elaborate for me.

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People tend to put too much emphasis on the upper treble when it comes to determining whether a headphone is bright or not.  Yes, the HE-400 is bright in the upper treble as there's a big peak there.  However, the HE-400 is overall a dark headphone.  If I were to EQ the upper treble of the HE-400 down and compare it to say, an LCD2, I'd say the LCD2 is the brighter headphone because it has much more upper mids-- about 6db more from 3khz to 5khz.

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