This is my first thread ever here, so nice to meet you guys
I always take my M50 anywhere on the go, being able to carry decent sound on the go was a big plus for me. However, I was not satisfied by its sound isolation.
Now I don't know whether I should be calling this a mod, as it's just a simple replacement of the earpads, but I was cleaning my David Clark's H10-13.4 aviation headset and noticed that the earpad size of the headset is somewhat similar. Out of curiousity, I've taken the earpads off my aviation set and stuck them onto my ATH-M50. I struggled to put it in at first as the material doesn't stretch as much, but after fitting it all the way, it was a perfect fit.
I straight away noticed the increase in noise isolation compared to the stock pads due to the gel pad's larger density, and obviously the decrease in leakage too. Base sounds slightly stronger with better sealing, but that could just be my imagination. The pads that I used are from http://www.davidclark.com/Store/ProductDetails.aspx?productID=14 . I highly recommend this if you listen to your music in places which requires you to be quiet. I'm guessing this gel pads would also fit Beyer's DT250 and Roland RH-300, but from what I remember RH-300s had bit of open slots in them so I don't think it'll do much in terms of noise isolation...
Edited by Nooks - 5/25/12 at 5:53am