Originally Posted by Mad Lust Envy
Same here. The material of the pads affect sonic characteristics
. It's not just distance or shape of pads. The memory foam is different from the standard velour.
Same thing when using the pleather pads on the HE-400 vs Velour, or the same with the AX720 which came with both types of pads.
Totally agree. I put the flat K601 pads on my Q701 once and it just got less bass and a thinner sound.
This is what gave me the idea that K701 and K601 pads are less bassy than the Q701 and K702 pads.
Even K701 pads on my Q701 ruined it. I have to admit though that these K701 pads were so worn that I couldn't tell which side was angled.
They were much softer than the Q701 pads and not as hard.
K601 pads on the Q701 also make the mids too shouty. It's hard to notice at first. I couldn't live with the K601 pads on the Q701.
It's possible if the K702 angled pads are really different than K701/K601 pads, then flat K702 pads MIGHT work. Too bad they don't exist unless you sit on a pair for a month.
Someone should also try K702 or Q701 (same part#) pads on the K701 and see if they get an increase of bass.