Originally Posted by hifimanrookie
Doesnt the bass hit harder as u now have a better fit to ur face? U all say sound dont change..i find that suprising..as when i push my he500 more against my head, and in so closing any gaps between my face and pads, the bass is different..its minimal..but i hear it..so i suspected with making velours softer they would fit better to ur face and so having a different hitting bass..just wondering..so only pro of this wettening is that its softer on ur head?
Nah, if your ears are closer to the drivers (as a consequence of softened pads or different pads), bass doesn't hit harder, it loses some control but increases in fullness.
That said even with the washed velours, your ears are still fairly far from the drivers, especially compared to pleathers.