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Cheapest velour earpads that fit Samson SR50, Superlux HD668b/HD661, AKG k240?

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I have a Samson SR850i and was wondering where you guys buy your earpads from. I've looked into the AKG k240 earpads but the were too expensive(~$40). I bought the headphones for $40 a year or so ago so I don't feel comfortable spending $40 on a pair of earpads. Anything around the $10 line? Any DIY's to retrofit some velour into the head phones?

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There are Beyerdynamic velours for $30 at Amazon. They are difficult to install but do fit

 

There are some Pleather ones you can buy on Amazon for $15 that are much more comfortable then the stock pleather. I bought them for my superlux and they were a big improvement. Also kind of hard to install but still fit.

 

http://www.amazon.com/Sound-Blaster-Warcraft-Headset-Cushions/dp/B004N8J64Q


Edited by Supertoaster - 8/4/12 at 10:48am
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There are Beyerdynamic velours for $30 at Amazon. They are difficult to install but do fit

 

There are some Pleather ones you can buy on Amazon for $15 that are much more comfortable then the stock pleather. I bought them for my superlux and they were a big improvement. Also kind of hard to install but still fit.

 

http://www.amazon.com/Sound-Blaster-Warcraft-Headset-Cushions/dp/B004N8J64Q

Are they deeper then stock? The tip of my ears touch the inner part of the headphones, which makes it a little uncomfortable.

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Are they deeper then stock? The tip of my ears touch the inner part of the headphones, which makes it a little uncomfortable.

I don't know, never tried them, sorry. They look like they are though.

 

I know the Pleather are a bit deeper however.

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A forumer shared this:

 

http://www.amazon.com/Beyerdynamic-Velour-Earcushions-MDR7506-Headphones/dp/B0016MF7W2

Those won't fit, they are oval and too small. 

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superlux has their own velour pads.. its about 15-20 dollars if I'm not mistaken.. its easy to find here in Indonesia, but I dont know where you can get it overseas. Superlux's web maybe?

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Those won't fit, they are oval and too small. 

I think they should fit the HD661.
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I think they should fit the HD661.

my mistake, I mixed up 661 with 669 for some reason.

 

@ OP 661 pads wont fit the 668b/Samson. Just put this here to reduce further confusion

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my mistake, I mixed up 661 with 669 for some reason.

 

@ OP 661 pads wont fit the 668b/Samson. Just put this here to reduce further confusion

 

No issues mate...i am planning to get for my HD661...hope it works out :)

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No issues mate...i am planning to get for my HD661...hope it works out :)

I actually want a pair of those same ones for my Panasonics.

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I have a Samson SR850i and was wondering where you guys buy your earpads from. I've looked into the AKG k240 earpads but the were too expensive(~$40). I bought the headphones for $40 a year or so ago so I don't feel comfortable spending $40 on a pair of earpads. Anything around the $10 line? Any DIY's to retrofit some velour into the head phones?

I bought some pads for $13 or so from ebay seller "wang_yifei", currently item number 261076791669 - they are pleathers that allow the ear to touch the driver.  I cut a doughnut of 1/4" foam (4 inches outside diameter, 2.75 inches inside diameter) using this:

http://www.homedepot.com/buy/plumbing-plumbing-tools/oatey-foam-closet-spacer-123048.html#.UCxW16llTd4

and when tucked under the pad it nicely moves the driver off of the ear.  They are very soft and comfy, miles ahead of the stock pads, and very easily go on.

 

I also have a pair of the spendy AKG velours - the cans seem to sound just a bit mellower with the velours - perhaps there is a bit of treble attenuation? Otherwise, not much difference between the pleathers and the velours.

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