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post #2386 of 2391
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Originally Posted by JBal4 View Post

pretty sure I saw a picture of the k553 with some brain pads on them. looked like it would take a lot of stretching

Here it is

http://www.head-fi.org/t/617884/akg-k550-alternate-ear-pads/75#post_11598627

 

Nice. 

 

But the thing is, I was just pulling on the stock pads on my K550 MK II softly, and it seems like they're STITCHED on. Is that right?? I mean, how do you get the stock ones off properly???

post #2387 of 2391

they should just be held on by a lip that sits in a groove. they pull right off, there should be more pics on that thread. they are well fit, so it may take a bit of finesse to get them off.

post #2388 of 2391

Feel around the rim, and you'll feel a notch, facing forward on one side and rearward on the other side. Stretch the covering at that notch point enough to get it over the rim of the backing plate that it's fitted around, and you'll be able to rotate the earpad until the cover is all the way off the backing plate. 

 

To put another earpad on, slip the covering over the backing plate at that notch, and rotate until it's all the way on.  That will require some work and some stretching, but stick with it and it can be done. 

post #2389 of 2391
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Originally Posted by MiguelC View Post
 

hey thank you soooo much

 

what about shape?

are oval , and k550 cups are perfectly round

 

fit without problems? 

they fit with same OEM way or double sided tape is needed?

They fit on a round headphone like the K550, and are round outside, but the inside opening is oval - it's thicker at the back (that is, where the pad is deepest) than at the sides and front.

 

They fit without problems by slipping over the same backing plate inside the headphone that the stock pads fit over.

 

I've been asked for photos of the process of attaching them.  It's a two-handed operation so photos will have to wait until I can enlist an assistant.

post #2390 of 2391

 

The notch is in the lower right of the top picture. The raised round portion of the baffle(just outside of the screw holes) makes a seal on the cup with the rubber o-ring on the cup(black circle in the second picture). There is a gap left once the headphone is assembled, space between white cup and black baffle is where the lip of the pad rests when they are mounted.

 

To put pads on, start with the notch. Get the lip started on the one side of the notch, once you get the lip over the notch start rotating the pad on the baffle. This motion will start to thread the pad on, be sure to keep the pad pressed against the baffle as you turn.

post #2391 of 2391
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Originally Posted by JBal4 View Post
 

 

The notch is in the lower right of the top picture. The raised round portion of the baffle(just outside of the screw holes) makes a seal on the cup with the rubber o-ring on the cup(black circle in the second picture). There is a gap left once the headphone is assembled, space between white cup and black baffle is where the lip of the pad rests when they are mounted.

 

To put pads on, start with the notch. Get the lip started on the one side of the notch, once you get the lip over the notch start rotating the pad on the baffle. This motion will start to thread the pad on, be sure to keep the pad pressed against the baffle as you turn.

 

 

Very helpful! Thank you!!!!!!!

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