I'd love to. Pads can make a huge difference in SQ in my experience.
IIRC, LFF has switched pads a few times too. Last I heard he was using some from Fischer Audio.
are you srs? omg that is sexy
Edit: though if I think about it, it'd be a bit too flashy to wear outside
Pick your poison.
Though, it sounds like there should be additional rules to your question. Like, you can only weigh 3 balls on each side at a time, or you have to do it in a specific amount of times or else the time bomb explodes, you're in a movie and that oddball bearing is the key to unlock riches beyond your wildest dreams so you get an adrenaline dump that immobilizes one hand and so on.
I just had a feeling that you'd be the one to take it down right away. You are this thread's equivalent of the Anime Thread's Tilpo.
It took me longer than that the first time I got it posed to me 20 years ago. I've long since forgotten the solution, but I remembered it being somewhat tough.
Sorry, didn't mean for it to be such a pain.
LOL, sure you will. This is more than a hobby, it's a way of life. Not quite as expensive as a 7550, but how about a Dunu DN-19 Tai Chi? I imagine that the tunable aspect would keep you entertained for quite some time.
I've compared the SUI to other IEMs in this thread and elsewhere, and the KAEDE is [to my ear's at least] really close to the SUI in sound.
Is there something in particular you want to know?
I was going to edit my last post, but I think this deserves an own post:
The purple line is supposedly from LCD-2 and the red is from the Mad Dogs with new pads. It looks pretty impressive.
A 15K peak, as seen in the LCD-2, is often perceived as "bright" or "detailed". Though if it passes above the level of 1K (the arbitrary flat point), it will often be perceived as "sibilant" or "no bass" (which is not actually lack of bass, it's too much treble).
So though those graphs look similar, the shape of the graph up near the 10-15K range should give them a very different sound, with the LCD-2 being generally perceived as more detailed.
(Tyll is the master of looking at graphs and guessing what they'll sound like, BTW. He has a lot of hours of practice.)
Just a couple of notes: 6-10k is the treble region and peaks in that region can result in a sound that emphasises sibilance. Anything above 10k on measurements should be ignored as nobody is capable of making accurate measurements that high.
Installed the Alpha Pads on the Mad Dogs yesterday and the change in sound is easily apparent, especially in the mids, they seem more forward, a bit brighter. Sound stage is a BIT expanded, sound overall I find more "airy" than with the Dog Pads. Have not tested "bassy" tracks yet, but listening to Rush right now, I don't feel anything has lost any bite...
Now to keep on listening to the Yamaha Pro 500s... they look weird on my head, the pads are tiny (compared to the Mad Dogs and Ultrasone Signature Pro), and now I know why Beats is taking them to court! LOL. But I have to say, the little time I have spent with them, the sound is quite good. Need to listen more...
I bought the CLAS from TTVJ and yeah I'm going to send Todd a PM describing the problem and see what he says. I'm not throwing the rig around though I simply stick it in my outside parka pocket and go on my 30 minute morning walk to work with it. Like I said before I've been doing that for a year using my Fiio LOD and that hasn't failed me. When I first got the CLAS and saw the supplied interconnect I was scared the bottom mini USB would be problematic because it juts out so much but that end of the interconnect seems to be quite good. From what I can tell the side clamping teeth on the LOD end look smaller then on my Fiio LOD. I'm guessing that may be the problem. I just checked the tracking on the fancy interconnects I ordered and it's showing it was delivered to my PO box. I'll keep you posted, if it doesn't work out I guess I might as well forget about a mobile rig and be satisfied using Raven as my entry level home rig. I'd be rather disappointed if I had to do that though. I do most of my listening on the go due to extremely long days. I'm off for breakfast.