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Originally Posted by musubi1000 View Post

Hey guys don't laugh but I tried my old pads off of my AKG K518s. At first it didn't sound very good with the highs and upper mids clashing a bit but I put a bit of rolled paper towels in the inside perimeter of the pads and it has opened up beautifully. The bass is about the same but the highs have opened a touch more!? It sounds more open. Is this what you guys with the AT pleathers have?

OMG dood, that was exactly what I did with my AKG pads for my S400s. I posted this like a week or two ago on that S400 thread. The entire sonic spectrum just sounds "right" after the paper towel stuffage. LoL

 

So glad that these seems to work for the S500s as well, am currently too happy with my S500 set up to mess with it. But glad to hear this method sounds great on them as well. Will for sure try it when I get a 2nd set of S500s to play with.  beerchug.gif

 

edit: the AKG pads are a little bit loose on these JVC's, so I stuff some cotton around the back rim of the pads to better secure them. This would not make them 100% fit, but it is less loose then without it. 


Edited by sfwalcer - 10/23/12 at 12:08am
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Hi, I got my HA-s500 about three weeks back, burnt in for 5 days(yes 5 days), n been listening to them ever since. I just simply cannot do them justice by my words, so I wouldnt start. Just suffice to say that I wont lurk around head-fi any more or I wont google "headphones" any more. Anyways, I am going on a long trip next month, so thought I would get the ATH pleathers b4 i go. Any idea where these are sold? I need these shipped from the US, I will be gone by the time it arrives from china. I am here for 2 more weeks. Recommendations?

post #2478 of 8092
This is what everyone ordered from asia.

I did a quick look for you and didnt see any us sellers but you can shop around. Maybe authentic at pads somewhere (these r knockoffs but real nice).

http://www.ebay.com/itm/Ear-Pads-Audio-Technica-ATH-SJ5-DJ-Style-Headphones-Black-/261112637420?_trksid=p2045573.m2042&_trkparms=aid%3D111000%26algo%3DREC.CURRENT%26ao%3D1%26asc%3D27%26meid%3D2948544683806603424%26pid%3D100033%26prg%3D1011%26rk%3D4%26sd%3D170869272729%26
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http://www.ebay.com/itm/REPLACEMENT-EAR-PAD-CUSHIONS-FOR-ATH-M50-ATH-M50S-AUDIO-TECHNICA-HEADPHONES-PAIR-/221065359571?pt=US_Replacement_Parts_Tools&hash=item337885b0d3 wat abt these? 20$.....!!!

btw, how big is the difference? I love the bass on these...would I lose any bass?


Edited by psycho2097 - 10/23/12 at 11:20am
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doc, u recommended these to me earlier? how do these compare to the 20$ ath leathers from ebay? esp bass response n soundstage?

http://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/357361-REG/Sennheiser_075527_H_75527_Ear_Cushions.html
 

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No those are the wrong ones. Those are the wrong shape and too big more than likely for the ATH M50.

You will for sure have ample bass still with the AT pleather pads. Better balance of it in fact. Here is the original post I did comparing the AT pads to the HD25 pads I had been using.

http://www.head-fi.org/t/621063/the-new-jvc-ha-s500-40mm-carbon-nanotubes/1980#post_8749134

I didn't experience any anemia of bass at all and you won't either.

I searched for the original impression cute and dsnuts did to no avail.... Perhaps we can persuade the him to add those links to the OP.
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No those are the wrong ones. Those are the wrong shape and too big more than likely for the ATH M50.
You will for sure have ample bass still with the AT pleather pads. Better balance of it in fact. Here is the original post I did comparing the AT pads to the HD25 pads I had been using.
http://www.head-fi.org/t/621063/the-new-jvc-ha-s500-40mm-carbon-nanotubes/1980#post_8749134
 

 

I hate it whenever you post those impressions. Here I am, happily listening to my S500+ATH pleathers (or ESW9 pleathers as you call them), and then I read the below from your impressions, and think "Damn - being a mid-centric kind of guy, I'd sure like to try out those HD25 pads... Too bad they cost so much!":

 

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Mids: The HD25 win this race by a long shot. While listening to Hotel California live and Layla by EC I had to strain to hear the details I was used to hearing in the very up front sounding acoustic guitars while using the HD25 pads. EC's voice had gone way to the back of the "room" with the ESW9 while with the HD25 he was right there up front. The ESW9 really makes the mids and lower mids sound distant in comparrison.

 

I then simply go back to being happy with my S500+ATH pleathers lol!

 

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I didn't experience any anemia of bass at all and you won't either.
I searched for the original impression cute and dsnuts did to no avail.... Perhaps we can persuade the him to add those links to the OP.

 

That would be very accommodating of dsnuts! I have had much trouble finding their impressions as well whenever I have looked. I think that both their impressions and your impressions would be good additions to the OP.

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Thread Starter 

I have to tell you guys. I have to admit I have been away from my HA-S500 recently as I have found an amazing sound in my new XBA-3s. So what have I been doing in the meanwhile?

 

Burning these and my HA-S400s in silly. I am gonna guess I have now approximately close to over 800 hours. And this is a guess as I have stopped counting. I threw them on my head just now for the first time in a week or so. My goodness! These headphones sound so damn good..  

 

Can I tell if there was a sound change? From what I remember the highs last time was just a bit on the lively side. Not so now. Seriously to my ears the highs are perfect in every single way. Just a bit forward with so much detail I love about CNTs. My goodness these sound great..I have the ATH pleathers on here permanently and this balanced sound is more lush than I remember it to be. Or has it been too long away from hearing these.. Just greatness from these headphone that give and give some more..You guys can call me an ATH pleather fan. That is on my JVC HA-S500.

 

If any of you guys are new to this thread or have been on the fence to try these. These get my highest recommendation for any product I have ever reviewed..These require a big burn in but end up sounding nothing like what you payed for them. Absolutely one of the best sounds ever for your money..

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Edited by Dsnuts - 11/6/12 at 12:55pm
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Originally Posted by Dsnuts View Post

I have to tell you guys. I have to admit I have been away from my HA-S500 recently as I have found an amazing sound in my new XBA-3s. So what have I been doing in the meanwhile?

Burning these and my HA-S400s in silly. I am gonna guess I have now approximately close to over 800 hours. And this is a guess as I have stopped counting. I threw them on my head just now for the first time in a week or so. My goodness! These headphones sound so damn good..  

Can I tell if there was a sound change? From what I remember the highs last time was just a bit on the lively side. Not so now. Seriously to my ears the highs are perfect in every single way. Just a bit forward with so much detail I love about CNTs. My goodness these sound great..I have the ATH pleathers on here permanently and this balanced sound is more lush than I remember it to be. Or has it been too long away from hearing these.. Just greatness from these headphone that give and give some more..You guys can call me an ATH pleather fan. That is on my JVC HA-S500.

If any of you guys are new to this thread or have been on the fence to try these. These get my highest recommendation for any product I have ever reviewed..These require a big burn in but end up sounding nothing like what you payed for them. Absolutely one of the best sounds ever for your money..
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Dsnuts, it is AWESOME that you still feel that way. Very cool! Thanks.
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Originally Posted by Dsnuts View Post

 

You guys can call me an ATH pleather fan

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ummmm... ok so after what wat doc said, i was still a bit skeptical, so i read back 30 pages or so, n ppl kep saying bass is more controlled/less with the ATH pleathers. Well I really dont want that, I m a bass kinda guy n the bass of these phones sound about perfect to me. But I really need new pads, the stock 1s make my ears sweat, plus I wear glasses, so my ears hurt. i would like something a bit more cushiony, if u know wat i mean.

Can som1 pls recommend wat to use?

hd25 velours from BHphotovideo? I think this is the link for those : http://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/357361-REG/Sennheiser_075527_H_75527_Ear_Cushions.html

Other than that, I only found the ATH pleathers.....
 

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that link says "leatherett" so it looks like a low priced pleather, not Velour. .!
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doc recommended these....
 

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Can someone compare this to the Ultrasone HFI-780s? I'm looking to get a more portable and comfortable headphones.

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