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post #61 of 160
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Originally Posted by manveru View Post

 

Thanks for the pics and impressions. smily_headphones1.gif I would have thought that putting the Studio pads on the regular TMA-1s would increase clamp, since they are significantly bigger/thicker. The TMA-1s are already secure enough on my head, and the prospect of putting circumaural pads on them is just too intriguing. I wonder how the sound would change providing one were able to get a decent seal though.

 

Actually, looking at pictures of the pleather pads, those don't even look circumaural at all. They just look really large with a small opening in the center. confused.gif

 

 

Yeah the clamping force is pretty weak. I found myself compressing the pads up against my head just to make sure what I was hearing. All the music I played sounded too far away from my ears. It's actually worse with the pleather pads.

post #62 of 160
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Originally Posted by mister2d View Post

Yeah the clamping force is pretty weak. I found myself compressing the pads up against my head just to make sure what I was hearing. All the music I played sounded too far away from my ears. It's actually worse with the pleather pads.

 

Upon further thought I realize that neither of those pads could ever work for me anyways since I wear glasses. Not to mention, extra giant supra-aural pads just sounds oh so uncomfortable. Seems like a really odd design choice, like listening to music through a little tunnel. It's also been my experience in the past that putting pads on a headphone which cause the drivers to be further away from your ears usually seems to decrease bass.

post #63 of 160

I didn't have any problem with the clamping force of the studios, although it's true that the PU foam doesn't isolate as strongly as other types of pads I'm used to.

post #64 of 160
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Originally Posted by DorianMode View Post

I didn't have any problem with the clamping force of the studios, although it's true that the PU foam doesn't isolate as strongly as other types of pads I'm used to.

 

This is weird and undesirable for me too.

post #65 of 160
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Originally Posted by manveru View Post

 

This is weird and undesirable for me too.

They just keep sounding worse and worse.. Was I wrong to get so excited?

post #66 of 160
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Originally Posted by BRSxIgnition View Post

They just keep sounding worse and worse.. Was I wrong to get so excited?

 

You weren't wrong. The day I heard about these I went out and bought them. I was so excited to see these gotham-esque phones in person and expected them to sound as good it looks.

 

No regrets, although I wish the store let me listen to them with my headphone amp when I asked. Would have saved some disappointment.

post #67 of 160
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Originally Posted by mister2d View Post

 

You weren't wrong. The day I heard about these I went out and bought them. I was so excited to see these gotham-esque phones in person and expected them to sound as good it looks.

 

No regrets, although I wish the store let me listen to them with my headphone amp when I asked. Would have saved some disappointment.

Think I should cancel my order, and just use the money on some new pads for my M50's? Or should I try them out, and pay $35 + to return them if I don't like them?

post #68 of 160

I think these will be forgotten, in favor of the vmoda m100s unless they can fix the veil

post #69 of 160

I don't think burn in really has anything too do with the driver, I think its more of the person becoming used too the sound of the headphones, and the earpads breaking in( changing distance from the driver changes the sound) 

post #70 of 160
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Originally Posted by BRSxIgnition View Post

Think I should cancel my order, and just use the money on some new pads for my M50's? Or should I try them out, and pay $35 + to return them if I don't like them?

 

Perhaps you can get them from a vendor who doesn't charge for returns. I wouldn't cancel them until you've tried them. You might like it.

post #71 of 160
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Originally Posted by manveru View Post

 

Ok then. Even if you weren't talking about him as a person, it still seems to me like you were being unnecessarily aggressive or abrasive. There's no need to say things like "that was the dumbest thing I've read all day" or call someone else's words "idiotic statements," when you could have merely said something like "why don't you just leave your headphones playing while you are at work?"

It was the dumbest thing I've read all day. I'm sorry - do you know ludicrous it is to think that the thought "I'll just leave these on while I'm at work," doesn't come to mind? His intention was 100% to imply that people who burn in are stupid and wasting their time.

 

At any rate, I APOLOGIZE. Legitimately, I don't come to Head-Fi to have a pissing contest. Well, I mean, I do, but only when my headphones are concerned. :] I'm sorry for derailing the post and if it offended anybody, but I definitely don't retract the statement! That being said, it wasn't meant to be aggressive or abrasive - like I already said once before, chill out, lighten up and learn to laugh. You can click my history and probably find a good portion of my 100 or so posts since coming here are stupid. I'm an editor for a major sports website .. I get people telling me I say dumb things all day. :]

post #72 of 160

Ok, I've removed some of the nonsense and ninjames has earned himself an embarrassing custom title. Keep to discussing the headphones guys.atsmile.gif

post #73 of 160
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Originally Posted by Currawong View Post

Ok, I've removed some of the nonsense and ninjames has earned himself an embarrassing custom title. Keep to discussing the headphones guys.atsmile.gif

Haha, cheers. Apologies.

post #74 of 160

I need some input from the community on this one on what I should do... I am a current owner of ATH-M50's, and while the pads are a bit worn, there's nothing wrong with them - I mainly just want a slight step up, something fresh, but better. So Should I....

  • Cancel my order from Ghostly? (+ also cancel the order of a straight cable from AIAIAI?)
  • or....
  • Receive both, and sell if I don't like it to buy something different? (I would lose a bit of money this way..)

 

To help, I will list a few of the songs of each genre I listen to - I will have to depend on those WITH the headphones for how they sound on them, so please help me out! I generally listen to them all equally, so they're all rather important to me. Thanks in advance!

 

(PS: I know that my songs may not fit your likes, but please try giving me an objective statement!)

 

Techno/Dance

 

Rock/Rock & Roll

 

Rock/Other

 

Classical/Orchestral

 

Jazz/Other

 

Acoustic

post #75 of 160

I would wait till the akg tiesto headphones and the vmoda m100s come out before doing anything, and also give aiaiai a chance too get rid of the veil.
 

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