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post #2836 of 5820

There's also this option for the X1:

http://v-moda.com/boompro-microphone

post #2837 of 5820

Never knew about that one chicolm! Seems like it's a new product if I'm not mistaken. This is superb for a headset with a removable cable like the X1.

 

http://www.audioholics.com/gadget-reviews/v-moda-boompro

http://benchmarkreviews.com/5617/v-moda-boompro-microphone-c-bp-black-review/

http://geardiary.com/2013/08/24/v-moda-boompro-microphone-review-you-can-definitely-hear-me-now/

 

Seems pretty damned good. In-line mute as well. It's very probably in no way optimal for sound quality to the headphone speakers on the X1, but being removable that isn't a problem really. Nice find.

 

There's always this too - probably better:

http://europe.beyerdynamic.com/shop/hah/accessories/custom-headset-gear.html  States "Nominal impedance is 2.2 kΩ" Is this bad or good? Kilo Ohms? 2 is worse than the default cable at 1.8 ohms. Where does the as opposed to the Ω come into it?


Edited by SaLX - 10/13/13 at 4:23pm
post #2838 of 5820

For more details on how to remove original ear pads, see my posts in mid-June 2013.
post #2839 of 5820

Very nice, those look like a perfect fit, are they?

post #2840 of 5820
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Originally Posted by PanpandaChan View Post

Very nice, those look like a perfect fit, are they?

Well size-wise they are a perfect fit but if you see from the pic, because the X1 doesn't have a rigid lip to slip the Beyerdynamic ear pads on, they are held in not as rigid as you want. You have to see my June pics to fully appreciate this I guess.
However to me it is not a problem for several reasons:
1. When you wear the headphones the pressure keeps it in place
2. I tend to be careful with my headphones as invariably they are connected to DACs and Amps as well as the source. So when I remove the headphones, I don't just yank them off but pull them directly away from the ears using the silver ring as a grip.

Maybe I will explore using some not so sticky adhesive later on.

I had also experimented with Mad Dogs angled pads as they had a huge lip that could extend over the X1 silver rings easily. At the moment I prefer the Beyerdynamic pads.
post #2841 of 5820
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Originally Posted by georgelai57 View Post



Well size-wise they are a perfect fit but if you see from the pic, because the X1 doesn't have a rigid lip to slip the Beyerdynamic ear pads on, they are held in not as rigid as you want. You have to see my June pics to fully appreciate this I guess.
However to me it is not a problem for several reasons:
1. When you wear the headphones the pressure keeps it in place
2. I tend to be careful with my headphones as invariably they are connected to DACs and Amps as well as the source. So when I remove the headphones, I don't just yank them off but pull them directly away from the ears using the silver ring as a grip.

Maybe I will explore using some not so sticky adhesive later on.

I had also experimented with Mad Dogs angled pads as they had a huge lip that could extend over the X1 silver rings easily. At the moment I prefer the Beyerdynamic pads.

 

hmm I see. And yea I saw your other post with the Alpha pads as well. This option seems to look better, aesthetically speaking.

 

I wonder if some blu-tack would work? Take a bit, roll it like dough until its a long strip, then just line the circumference of the pad with it.

post #2842 of 5820
Blu t
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Originally Posted by PanpandaChan View Post

hmm I see. And yea I saw your other post with the Alpha pads as well. This option seems to look better, aesthetically speaking.

I wonder if some blu-tack would work? Take a bit, roll it like dough until its a long strip, then just line the circumference of the pad with it.
Blu tack could work but it's probably not crucial. It would also spoil the aesthetics!
post #2843 of 5820
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Originally Posted by georgelai57 View Post

Blu t
Blu tack could work but it's probably not crucial. It would also spoil the aesthetics!

Naaah, couldnt you just stick a thin layer between the pad and the headphones? It looks like it'd be hidden by the outer ridge of the headphone cup.

 

How much did those beyer pads cost you by the way?

 

I wont be buying the X1 any time soon since I just bought Annies, but they still interest me a lot lol

post #2844 of 5820
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Originally Posted by PanpandaChan View Post

Naaah, couldnt you just stick a thin layer between the pad and the headphones? It looks like it'd be hidden by the outer ridge of the headphone cup.

How much did those beyer pads cost you by the way?

I wont be buying the X1 any time soon since I just bought Annies, but they still interest me a lot lol
I'll think about the blue tack. My OCD would probably drive me to look for a non blue color.

I think the Beyerdynamic pads cost about USD30. I had also been using them on my Grados SR325 as you can see from my avatar.

The Annies tempt me too but I shall resist since I already have my K550 (with LCD2 pads!). I bought the X1 for about USD263 when it was launched here in Singapore.
post #2845 of 5820
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Originally Posted by georgelai57 View Post


I'll think about the blue tack. My OCD would probably drive me to look for a non blue color.

I think the Beyerdynamic pads cost about USD30. I had also been using them on my Grados SR325 as you can see from my avatar.

The Annies tempt me too but I shall resist since I already have my K550 (with LCD2 pads!). I bought the X1 for about USD263 when it was launched here in Singapore.

 

Haha, I believe you can find generic brand blue-tack which is actually white. Ive seen it before.

 

And wow 30 USD for a pair? Thats pretty good.

 

The K550s were also on my list, but I decided I like open headphones :D Sounds like you have a nice setup though.

post #2846 of 5820
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Originally Posted by PanpandaChan View Post

Haha, I believe you can find generic brand blue-tack which is actually white. Ive seen it before.

And wow 30 USD for a pair? Thats pretty good.

The K550s were also on my list, but I decided I like open headphones biggrin.gif Sounds like you have a nice setup though.
You'll notice all my headphones are big (for large heads) and I change the ear pads when they are not big enough to accommodate my long ears.

To me, comfort is at least as important as sound quality. And unfortunately I can't wear on-ears (other than Grados strangely enough) or IEMs. I've got rid of so many headphones in the past due to discomfort.
post #2847 of 5820

X1 owners - how are your ear pads now after using them for a bit? Any signs that they may have to be replaced in the next month, year or 3 years?

post #2848 of 5820
My pads still looks like brand new. I had it for just over a month from now.
I put a sock mod on it before, but the looks is not good, so i remove it.
Of course i'm using it when i'm clean, not sweaty. Preferred after bath...
Just need to dust the pads once a while, it attract dust quite a bit.
I'm more concerned of the connector than the pads, they said its rather fragile.
Edited by widdyjudas - 10/2/13 at 7:05pm
post #2849 of 5820
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Originally Posted by chicolom View Post
 

There's also this option for the X1:

http://v-moda.com/boompro-microphone

Theres also this for all you budget seekers

 

https://www.radioshack.com/product/index.jsp?productId=16409356


Edited by Rayvolution - 10/2/13 at 7:18pm
post #2850 of 5820

I've got mine hanging quite close to the computer, and as observed by others the pads are virtual dust-magnets. I've got quite thick hair so it sheds like a cat's, so dust isn't my only problem. How would I go about keeping the pads fresh? I try to only use the headphones when I'm clean, but they get pretty dusty/hairy anyways. 

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