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Anyone here think the Mad Dogs would be a great closed alternative to compliment to the X1? Thanks...

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Recently discovered these bad boys, definitely think they will satisfy my dubstep/electronic repertoire due to fine bass response. Neat looking and a fair price. I'm on the lookout for sure!
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Out of curiosity, I removed the earpads. The driver housing has 4 plugs that plug (what else?) into holes on the earpad. They are then glued together. In my case, the glue doesn't seem to be that strong as it gave hardly any resistance when I pulled the earpads out. Though the diameter of the driver housing is 100 cm, and hence similar to the Beyerdynamics, the housing has no lip upon which you could affix the Beyerdynamic earpads. The alternative is to use the said Beyerdynamic earpads, sand down the plugs, and then just glue them on. I might still do that as the Beyerdynamic velours are a lot more comfortable.
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Plugs seem redundant when they just end up gluing on the pads at the end of the day, assuming that there is no way to secure the earpads onto the cups once the glue has been unsealed.

 

Would be interesting to DIY a type of "spacer" that would allow affixing of aftermarket earpads.

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Originally Posted by 3X0 View Post

Plugs seem redundant when they just end up gluing on the pads at the end of the day, assuming that there is no way to secure the earpads onto the cups once the glue has been unsealed.

 

Would be interesting to DIY a type of "spacer" that would allow affixing of aftermarket earpads.

Maybe if someone found a way to glue the ring from the HE-400/500 headphones to the X1 in order to have a lip to curl Beyer velours or HiFiMan pads over? I haven't looked at the X1 under the pads, so this may not work.

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Originally Posted by 3X0 View Post

Plugs seem redundant when they just end up gluing on the pads at the end of the day, assuming that there is no way to secure the earpads onto the cups once the glue has been unsealed.

Would be interesting to DIY a type of "spacer" that would allow affixing of aftermarket earpads.
Though I didn't glue it back, the earpads stay on. I guess it's a combination of the plugs and the fact that when it's on your head, the headband puts pressure against your ears anyway.
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Originally Posted by Thujone View Post

Maybe if someone found a way to glue the ring from the HE-400/500 headphones to the X1 in order to have a lip to curl Beyer velours or HiFiMan pads over? I haven't looked at the X1 under the pads, so this may not work.
This should work. After all I already have an acrylic disc made for Beyerdynamic earpads that I then glue my Grado flat earpads on to. The Grado earpads are then still removable from the driver, whilst the Beyer ear pads are of course still removable from the acrylic disc.
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So the non replaceable ear pads are the big concern? surely thats a really bad design feature, I'm not confident with modding headphones and if the stock pads are only going to last 4-5 years and are apparently not that comfortable, should i just get something else?

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i find the pads to be comfortable.

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sounds like its a hassle to replace them down the road though?

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it does, no denying that.

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I'm not confident with modding headphones and if the stock pads are only going to last 4-5 years and are apparently not that comfortable, should i just get something else?

Lol Wut?

The X1 has some of the comfiest pads out there. Soft memory foam covered in velour and very deep.
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