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post #1021 of 1441

It's an over the ears pad made for Brainwavz. MP4 Nation carries them and they sort of fit over the top of the stock pads. Better secured with some big 2 plus inch O rings. I'm sure someone can post a pic (or you can look back thru this thread...or I can post a pic later when I get home from work).

post #1022 of 1441
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Originally Posted by dflock View Post

 

Yes. I tried different amounts of polyfil and think I have found a good mix. It got a little tedious screwing and unscrewing. But I feel like I pushed the vocals a bit forward and tightened the bass response. I think I may even leave all the bass ports open... does open the phones up more but decreases bass a bit.

 

 

 

Would cotton work as well as polyfill?

post #1023 of 1441

ordered mine over the s500 because ppl are saying that the mids are better.

lets hope im not disappointed!!

post #1024 of 1441

Sorry for my bad english.

Mmmm,  are this kind of pad  sell in europe?    what advantage over akg dj 81/ 518? improve isolation? i see in previous post many mod, several become bigger and over ear i'm right?

post #1025 of 1441

They sell online from MP4 Nation. They are over the ear and yes they isolate much better. The only caveat is they aren't (obviously) made for this headphone and so they don't stay on well without putting a large O ring or something on them to hold them to the stock pads. Oh, and they are MUCH more comfortable for extended listening and IMO enhance the sound signature. They don't, however look as nice/cool with the HM5 pads.

post #1026 of 1441
I've been enjoying my 518 pads but really intrigued by this hm5/oring/tissue mod I've been reading over on the 500 thread. Is mp4nation the only place to get the hm5 pads for cheap? Was searching on eBay and didn't get anything. Anyone know of anywhere else to get the hm5 pad?
post #1027 of 1441

Unless someone knows where they source the Brainwavz headphones from it's doubtful since they're made for MP4nation. There used to be an online coupon that would save you a few bucks.

post #1028 of 1441

I put my (out of commission) beloved RX700 pad over S400 and HOLY ****. It's like ******* magic, I can't stop laughing. 

 

I REALLY hope JVC make 50mm fullsize cans with this carbon nanotube driver, I'll buy it faster than they can put "for sale". biggrin.gif


Edited by laon - 4/1/13 at 3:59am
post #1029 of 1441
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Originally Posted by ss2625 View Post

ordered mine over the s500 because ppl are saying that the mids are better.
lets hope im not disappointed!!
It is very "mid - centric" and combined with good detail, makes this can very alluring.
I sold my esw9 and was satisfied for a time with these.
You can say this is a poor man's esw9 in mids.


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Originally Posted by laon View Post

I put my (out of commission) beloved RX700 pad over S400 and HOLY ****. It's like ******* magic, I can't stop laughing. 

I REALLY hope JVC make 50mm fullsize cans with this carbon nanotube driver, I'll buy it faster than they can put "for sale". biggrin.gif
Actually size does not play as great a factor as you would think.
The s500 is bigger yet does not have similar mids.
It has impressive bass with detail.

I have come back and fine tuned my s400 further with ws55 pads wich are slightly loose but compliment the sound.

I took off the taped bass ports as it does affect more than bass and I wanted to return to the magic in the mids and preserve it.
So I just dampened the cups and rear driver inside,
And only use a small amount of cotton to reduce any sound wave reflections.
This preserves the depth of the mids as well as clarifies and accentuates the details and treble.
You end up with a supercharged addictive s400.
Edited by Maxx134 - 4/2/13 at 9:04pm
post #1030 of 1441
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Originally Posted by Maxx134 View Post
Actually size does not play as great a factor as you would think.
The s500 is bigger yet does not have similar mids.
It has impressive bass with detail.

I have come back and fine tuned my s400 further with es10 pads wich are slightly loose but compliment the sound.

I took off the taped bass ports as it does affect more than bass and I wanted to return to the magic in the mids and preserve it.
So I just dampened the cups and rear driver inside,
And only use a small amount of cotton to reduce any sound wave reflections.
This preserves the depth of the mids as well as clarifies and accentuates the details and treble.
You end up with a supercharged addictive s400.


Actually it does to a degree, they just have to carefully tune it.

 

While S400 is great, the soundstage is nothing to write home about, I guess it's the limitation of the housing.

post #1031 of 1441
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Originally Posted by Maxx134 View Post


It is very "mid - centric" and combined with good detail, makes this can very alluring.
I sold my esw9 and was satisfied for a time with these.
You can say this is a poor man's esw9 in mids.

 

similar mids as a esw9? not bad for less than 30 bucks :P

post #1032 of 1441
Here is how ws55 pads look on s400



In the es700 thread a member said you can get them direct from Audio Technica for $6..!
Edited by Maxx134 - 4/2/13 at 10:19pm
post #1033 of 1441
I will try tonight to give proper impressions on the ws55 pads.
To me they would be the best hands down as they are also larger but not ugly for outside use.
The sound to me is exceptional.
post #1034 of 1441
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In the es700 thread a member said you can get them direct from Audio Technica for $6..!

 

can you post the link here? would love to get a hold of a pair myself. ty

post #1035 of 1441
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Originally Posted by ss2625 View Post

can you post the link here? would love to get a hold of a pair myself. ty
I am not shure actual price but
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Hey how do you order those WS55 pads direct from ATH??? Forgot to ask about this from that ES700 thread.
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Originally Posted by Seekky View Post

link plz biggrin.gif

I don't know about outside USA,
But I am on east ccoast NYC USA so I emailed to :
Dave Webb : dwebb@atus.com
Or here:
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