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post #16 of 65

All I had on hand for adhesive was rubber cement. Doesn't seem like it'll keep the memory foam on there permanently, but it's a nice temporary solution (and easy to remove if needed). Just a heads up. :)

post #17 of 65

I just got my DT 250 pads in the mail here is a picture I took for comparison

 

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post #18 of 65

did anyone else's crack apart after less than a month's use?

 

don't recall abusing them in any way that would've caused such a severe break (right side completely cracked off, and left side has cracking at the swivel joint as well)

post #19 of 65

I am in Canada and can't seem to find the Beyerdynamic dt250 velour pads for <$30. (Considering the headphones are $22, I can't really justify spending 37$ at bhphotovideo on the pads)
Does anyone have any other recommendation for earpads or know where I can get them for cheaper? (Main consideration is that I am in Canada so my options are very limited)

Thanks!!

post #20 of 65
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Originally Posted by atomvk View Post

Hey guys,

 

I'm new here, and i have just recent bought the 8323s.  I think they sound fantastic, but the one thing that really takes away from the overall value of these is the comfort

 

Does anyone know if any velour pads will fit on the 8323s?  or if there is any other way to raise the comfort level. Help would be greatly appreciated, thanks.

I had some broken Turtle Beach X12 headphones laying around and used their earpads in the 8323 and now they fit better covering my ears completely.

post #21 of 65

So, I got the headband, some Beyerdynamic pads and a better audio cable. Headphones cost $25. Mods cost $40. Total cost $65. Now, with that price in mind, The headphones have lost some of that overpowering bass. They sound much more neutral, but can still hit you with their bass every once and a while, which is perfect. The pads DO leak quite a lot of sound out now. The one downside, they look kind of awkward now. Comfort wise... OMG. I hardly ever rave about the comfort of headphones, but this I have to share. They feel as comfortable as my $240 AKG's. These headphones are blowing me away right now. Buy the mods, and have headphones to fully compete with those in the $200-$300 range. No joke. These headphones really mean business.

post #22 of 65
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Originally Posted by biggbenn74 View Post

So, I got the headband, some Beyerdynamic pads and a better audio cable. Headphones cost $25. Mods cost $40. Total cost $65. Now, with that price in mind, The headphones have lost some of that overpowering bass. They sound much more neutral, but can still hit you with their bass every once and a while, which is perfect. The pads DO leak quite a lot of sound out now. The one downside, they look kind of awkward now. Comfort wise... OMG. I hardly ever rave about the comfort of headphones, but this I have to share. They feel as comfortable as my $240 AKG's. These headphones are blowing me away right now. Buy the mods, and have headphones to fully compete with those in the $200-$300 range. No joke. These headphones really mean business.

Pictures?

post #23 of 65
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Originally Posted by biggbenn74 View Post

So, I got the headband, some Beyerdynamic pads and a better audio cable. Headphones cost $25. Mods cost $40. Total cost $65. Now, with that price in mind, The headphones have lost some of that overpowering bass. They sound much more neutral, but can still hit you with their bass every once and a while, which is perfect. The pads DO leak quite a lot of sound out now. The one downside, they look kind of awkward now. Comfort wise... OMG. I hardly ever rave about the comfort of headphones, but this I have to share. They feel as comfortable as my $240 AKG's. These headphones are blowing me away right now. Buy the mods, and have headphones to fully compete with those in the $200-$300 range. No joke. These headphones really mean business.

Really cool. I'd like to see pictures as well. I used to have the Monos with the Beyer pads but the headband bothered me so I sold them before I discovered the padded headband. The aftermarket cable is a nice touch as well.

post #24 of 65
I'll upload some pictures really soon. I've been busy at work. Haven't really even had time to listen in the past couple of days!
post #25 of 65

Here you go, guys! My fully modded Monoprice 8323s!

 

Mods include:

Headband Padding $15

Beyerdynamic Velour Pads $25

Monoprice Gold Plated Mobile Cable $5

 

700

 

The earpads fit nicely and provide a good seal, although they do NOT provide as good of a seal as the stock pads.

 

700

 

The headband is now extremely plushy and super comfortable. (Although, it kinda looks a bit weird...)

 

700

 

Comfort is improved by at least 300%. SQ has been upped as well with some of the bass leaving to make room for more mids.

 

All in all, great investment.

post #26 of 65
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Originally Posted by biggbenn74 View Post

I am using this cable and it works great with the iPhone and iPod touch.

post #27 of 65
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Originally Posted by cmarti View Post

I am using this cable and it works great with the iPhone and iPod touch.

Looks pretty good. I'll give it a look!

post #28 of 65
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Originally Posted by biggbenn74 View Post

Here you go, guys! My fully modded Monoprice 8323s!

 

Mods include:

Headband Padding $15

Beyerdynamic Velour Pads $25

Monoprice Gold Plated Mobile Cable $5

 

700

 

The earpads fit nicely and provide a good seal, although they do NOT provide as good of a seal as the stock pads.

 

700

 

The headband is now extremely plushy and super comfortable. (Although, it kinda looks a bit weird...)

 

700

 

Comfort is improved by at least 300%. SQ has been upped as well with some of the bass leaving to make room for more mids.

 

All in all, great investment.

 

Great job. The headband is a little weird looking like you said, but the comfort is probably worth any strange look someone would give you. These look like a great can for carrying around now; portability, comfort, and great sound!

post #29 of 65
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Originally Posted by hipster2010 View Post

 

Great job. The headband is a little weird looking like you said, but the comfort is probably worth any strange look someone would give you. These look like a great can for carrying around now; portability, comfort, and great sound!

Yep, you are just about dead on accurate.

post #30 of 65

Damn, I really want to do those mods but I can't seem to find any site that has shipping to Canada for the band. The pads I found shipping on bhphotoandvideo but it rings up the total to ~40$. Is there anyone on here that's done these mods as a Canadian?

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