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Beyerdynamic DT990 Different ear pads?

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Hey guys. just bought a pair of Beyerdynamic DT990 Pros and while I do really like the sound I find them quite uncomfortable, mainly because my ear scrapes along the foam inside the ear cup and it can become really irritating and the way they clamp to my head so I'm trying to stretch them out a bit which will hopefully work! But I was just wondering if there are any different ear pads I could buy, ones with a bit more depth to avoid my ears touching the foam? I do like the soft feel of the velour but the foam inside the ear cups is terrible, it really doesn't have a smooth feel to it at all and I've got really small ears so I thought I would be fine but I guess not...

 

Any help you could give me would be awesome, thanks!

post #2 of 9
There is a thread here where skylab auditions and compares many different Beyer pads including jmoney pads. Try search
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Found it! Cheers

post #4 of 9

That's weird. My dt990 are the most comfy pair that I've owned...ever! If you bought them used the pads could be "flat" and need to be replaced. The would account for the closeness of the driver to your ears. If you bought new, I don't really know what to say.

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Originally Posted by MattTCG View Post... If you bought new, I don't really know what to say.


 

maestrochoy has a really big ears...

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Bought them new :( The Jmoney pads are stupidly expensive so I think I'll just try to fill them out with some cloth underneath but yeah as I said I have small ears so I wasn't expecting this issue to be honest, maybe they're a bit too tight so it's squashing down the pads more? I am stretching them out currently because I wore them for a few hours yesterday and it gave me a cracking headache later on... or maybe I was just listening to them a bit too loud... :P

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Are they shallower than what you have or about the same?

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Originally Posted by Adexus View Post

maybe they're a bit too tight so it's squashing down the pads more?


That is likely, the ear pads are quite soft and are flattened by the high clamping force. The DT770, with its stiffer pads but similarly tight clamp, is less prone to the problem. Stretching or even bending the headband (it is steel) is not a bad idea.

 

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I stretched them a lot yesterday and they have relieved a lot of tension but I think they've already been flattened down a bit so I think I'll try putting some cloth underneath on both sides to raise the pads up a bit.

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