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Originally Posted by 7S Cameron View Post

I feel like the quantity of bass increases while the quality decreases. Maybe I'm just picky, but the texture just wasn't as good. I have the HM5 pads and although I love the comfort I think the stock pads have better sound. I still haven't gotten around to getting the ATH pleathers, maybe I should. I have the HD25 velours and I like the stock pads WAY better.

 

Hmm... I dont feel that it looses too much quality. Maybe a little bit of tighteness, thats all.

 

Good job I didin't go for the HD25 blue pleathers lol

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me too. i can wear stock pads all day long without comfort issues. but you can make velours sound similar to stock pads by stuffing them with Q-tips (cotton sticks) and tape two of the three vents.

post #4998 of 8092

I've had mine for a day or so now and i think the stock pads aren't bad. The sound is amazing for the price, my dad was listening to them for a while and had to call me just to say how good they sounded.

post #4999 of 8092

Stock pads are actually good for outdoor listening so u can hear the bass. But indoor, they are unlistenable to me.

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5k posts, yay.

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Stock pads all the way. The ATH pleathers do make the sound airier but the bass is reduced a lot and while the sound is wider it loses some of its depth. As far as taping the vents I found it to negatively affect the texture of the bass, so I'll be sticking to the stock pads, which are comfy enough

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Originally Posted by kova4a View Post

Stock pads all the way. The ATH pleathers do make the sound airier but the bass is reduced a lot and while the sound is wider it loses some of its depth. As far as taping the vents I found it to negatively affect the texture of the bass, so I'll be sticking to the stock pads, which are comfy enough

 

You must have a really weird shaped head if you find the stock pads that comfy lol tongue.gif

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You must have a really weird shaped head if you find the stock pads that comfy lol tongue.gif

No, it's a normal head LOL Just my outer ears are smaller. I can see how the pads could be uncomfortable for you if you have ears like an elf.

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No, it's a normal head LOL Just my outer ears are smaller. I can see how the pads could be uncomfortable for you if you have ears like an elf.

 

Haha, well I've got normal ears too but stock pads get hot after an hour use lol

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I am more used to in-ear and was wondering what actually is causing the discomfort from the pad.

Is is the harndness/lack of softness of pad, inability for the ear to "breath" through them, clamping force, combination of all these?

What if I make multiple little holes in the "leather" to make it breathe/ soften it... am i crazy?

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Originally Posted by tsetse7 View Post

I am more used to in-ear and was wondering what actually is causing the discomfort from the pad.

Is is the harndness/lack of softness of pad, inability for the ear to "breath" through them, clamping force, combination of all these?

What if I make multiple little holes in the "leather" to make it breathe/ soften it... am i crazy?

 

It's NOT the clamping. The S500s barely clamp at all, which is what mainly makes them so comfortable to wear for long periods.

 

What I think it is that the vents are actually facing towards your ears, not outwards. 

 

Also, once I changed to ATH Pleathers I just can't go back to stock pads. I find them boomy and uncomfortable after an hour's use.

post #5007 of 8092
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Originally Posted by kova4a View Post

Stock pads all the way. The ATH pleathers do make the sound airier but the bass is reduced a lot and while the sound is wider it loses some of its depth. As far as taping the vents I found it to negatively affect the texture of the bass, so I'll be sticking to the stock pads, which are comfy enough
Depth is more important to me than width or openness. So I guess I'll stick with the stock pads.
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Originally Posted by 7S Cameron View Post


Depth is more important to me than width or openness. So I guess I'll stick with the stock pads.


This is the reason why you want the WS99. It is gonna blow your mind. But see it has plenty of stage too.

post #5009 of 8092
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This is the reason why you want the WS99. It is gonna blow your mind. But see it has plenty of stage too.

I did a double take there. I thought this was in the other thread, I was like: when did I post this?! I guess I gotta go with the WS99s then. They are more expensive too, huh? xD

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Originally Posted by 7S Cameron View Post

I did a double take there. I thought this was in the other thread, I was like: when did I post this?! I guess I gotta go with the WS99s then. They are more expensive too, huh? xD


My first love of music was Metal believe it or not. I was blasting Judas Priest. Screaming for vengeance in the 6th grade out of the cassette deck in the library during the 80s..I am just saying. The ES700 has an elegant sound. The WS99 is full frontal brutality. What would you prefer listening to Metal with.  More expensive but not by much. Considering you have to buy WS55 pads on the ES700 if you get those that adds another $30 to the overall cost on that. This will end up being almost as much as a WS99..

 

Back on topic folks.


Edited by Dsnuts - 2/27/13 at 11:39am
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