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I just got some new glasses and I made sure that the arms sit flush with my face so the alpha pads will create a good seal (which they do).  The one thing I didn't think of were the curved part of the arms that go around your ear.  These glass arms stick out far enough past my ear in the back that the back portion of the alpha pads press them into my head causing a very uncomfortable pain after wearing them for an hour or so.  Anyone have any ideas on how to alleviate this problem.  I was thinking of bending the band out a bit, but I am afraid I won't get a good seal and the pain issue will still be there.

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Originally Posted by Chadley View Post

I just got some new glasses and I made sure that the arms sit flush with my face so the alpha pads will create a good seal (which they do).  The one thing I didn't think of were the curved part of the arms that go around your ear.  These glass arms stick out far enough past my ear in the back that the back portion of the alpha pads press them into my head causing a very uncomfortable pain after wearing them for an hour or so.  Anyone have any ideas on how to alleviate this problem.  I was thinking of bending the band out a bit, but I am afraid I won't get a good seal and the pain issue will still be there.

I get this too, though I don't have a pair of MD (yet).  I do have Alpha pads on my HiFiMans, and I just have to adjust my glasses temple tips up a little so they aren't putting as much pressure on the back of the temporal bone behind your ear...that's the best you can do really.  The band on the MD is reportedly pretty flexible, so you could try bending it out, and if that doesn't work you should be able to bend it back easily.

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Originally Posted by modulor View Post

I get this too, though I don't have a pair of MD (yet).  I do have Alpha pads on my HiFiMans, and I just have to adjust my glasses temple tips up a little so they aren't putting as much pressure on the back of the temporal bone behind your ear...that's the best you can do really.  The band on the MD is reportedly pretty flexible, so you could try bending it out, and if that doesn't work you should be able to bend it back easily.

 

Could you post some impression on the HE-400 w/ Alpha Pads? Especially the effect on the voicing (treble spike? Who said treble spike? :D)

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I get this too, though I don't have a pair of MD (yet).  I do have Alpha pads on my HiFiMans, and I just have to adjust my glasses temple tips up a little so they aren't putting as much pressure on the back of the temporal bone behind your ear...that's the best you can do really.  The band on the MD is reportedly pretty flexible, so you could try bending it out, and if that doesn't work you should be able to bend it back easily.

Unfortunately I have a bad astigmatism so any tipping of my glasses up or down causes my vision to go out of focus.  I recon I'll have to try the bending method and if that doesn't work then my life is doomed, doomed I say.  There is no point in living, no point in breathing, no point in loving.  Life has no purpose without my MD frown.gif

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Could you describe it as not getting a knife shoved in your ear like a Grado? 
 
 
 
 
It could be described as the difference between being in a nice warm jacuzzi with the jets massaging your back, and then being tossed in an ice cold pond.
I kid, I kid.

Edited by maakheru - 4/24/13 at 4:04am
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Dan,

 

Since you test every pair of Mad Dogs that you build and ship, is it possible to put a printed copy of the frequency response plot for each pair into the box that it ships in?  I had a car amplifier back in the early 90's that did something similar with their specifications, and it just seemed geekishly (don't look it up, it ain't there) cool back then.  I'd love to have a personalized spec sheet on some heavy stock paper.

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Originally Posted by Chadley View Post

I just got some new glasses and I made sure that the arms sit flush with my face so the alpha pads will create a good seal (which they do). 

 

with your glasses sitting flush to your face, be prepared to have indentation on the side of your head and also a tan mark.

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Could you post some impression on the HE-400 w/ Alpha Pads? Especially the effect on the voicing (treble spike? Who said treble spike? :D)

 

http://www.head-fi.org/t/604583/hifiman-he-400-impressions-and-discussion-thread/9465#post_9329728

 

AyeVeeN posted his impression compared to the velours 2.5 weeks ago above, and I also had an early impression when I first got them below:

 

http://www.head-fi.org/t/604583/hifiman-he-400-impressions-and-discussion-thread/9645#post_9345792

 

I've not taken the time to do an extensive A/B comparison yet, but I will add that I've enjoyed them the most so far coming from j$ Beyer pads and stock pleathers before that (I can't speak for velours yet as I've not tried them).  They are very comfortable, and further ensure the purchase of Mad Dogs in the near future.  I have to agree with AyeVeeN, except I wouldn't say I've noticed any muddiness or negative impact on the lower FR.  If time permits this weekend, I may get a chance to try multiple pads out, but I have a feeling that I'll still prefer the Alpha pads over the others.

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Originally Posted by modulor View Post

I get this too, though I don't have a pair of MD (yet).  I do have Alpha pads on my HiFiMans, and I just have to adjust my glasses temple tips up a little so they aren't putting as much pressure on the back of the temporal bone behind your ear...that's the best you can do really.  The band on the MD is reportedly pretty flexible, so you could try bending it out, and if that doesn't work you should be able to bend it back easily.
I may have asked this, but how do I get Alpha Pads to fit on HiFiMans?
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I believe that you'd take the retaining ring off a pair of current HFM pads and use them to mount the Alpha pads. Then just pop them in place as normal. 

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I believe that you'd take the retaining ring off a pair of current HFM pads and use them to mount the Alpha pads. Then just pop them in place as normal. 

Does anyone have any insight as to how the HE-500 sound with Alpha Pads?  I don't mean to derail the thread.

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Does anyone have any insight as to how the HE-500 sound with Alpha Pads?  I don't mean to derail the thread.

I don't think they've been tried yet on a HE-500, but as far as fitment goes you would just use the HiFiMan mounting ring from another pad.  They do take a little bit of effort to get on because there is more material on the outer side, though.

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hi folks - could someone with a pair of MDs handy do me a favour to take a few physical measurement?

 

i want to know their approx thickness, breadth and length.

 

thanks in advance!

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just chiming in that i got my md's even though i barely ordered them sunday night. didnt even expect them since i didnt get a tracking email. no time to build excitement lol.

 

though i dont believe in any hardcore burn in im gonna play some pink noise for a little before listening since this thread has said over and over to give em some time.

 

thanks for the quick ship and pm responses Dan! the mds look way better in person than the pics ive seen.

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Does anyone have any insight as to how the HE-500 sound with Alpha Pads?  I don't mean to derail the thread.


I tried it. The comfort is great, but they become somewhat heavy. No big adjustment to sound, perhaps a tad darker overall.

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