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post #106 of 353
Go for it!
I would love to try the LCD pads on my DT880's but the LCD's are on loan and I wouldn't dare take the pads off.

I stopped in a a local leather supply place and the lambskin there was incredible! Very thin and ultra soft, they don't cut the hides so you have to buy the whole skin. This was about $80 for the hide so I passed, as you need waxed thread and a machine that will sew leather as well to make it look nice. You can hand stitch it if your good at it, I dont have the patience for such things, and the wife gave me the "dont even ask" look when I mentioned it. biggrin.gif

The MadDog Alpha pads are supposed to be very good and the J$'s are as well from what I have read. You can get a set of pads from Audeze for $80 and they are incredible.

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https://db.tt/nnMmfXLV

If you do make a set that works out well, please share your pattern in the thread here.
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post #107 of 353
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Originally Posted by TrollDragon View Post

Go for it!
I would love to try the LCD pads on my DT880's but the LCD's are on loan and I wouldn't dare take the pads off.

I stopped in a a local leather supply place and the lambskin there was incredible! Very thin and ultra soft, they don't cut the hides so you have to buy the whole skin. This was about $80 for the hide so I passed, as you need waxed thread and a machine that will sew leather as well to make it look nice. You can hand stitch it if your good at it, I dont have the patience for such things, and the wife gave me the "dont even ask" look when I mentioned it. biggrin.gif

The MadDog Alpha pads are supposed to be very good and the J$'s are as well from what I have read. You can get a set of pads from Audeze for $80 and they are incredible.

Picture:
https://db.tt/nnMmfXLV

If you do make a set that works out well, please share your pattern in the thread here.
beerchug.gif

 

Those pads look nice! If I end up trying to make a pair I will be doing it by hand :blink: It's going to be a challenge, but it will be awesome to make something nobody else has (minus the HE-6 pads). If anyone here has some old HD580/600/650 pads that have been replaced and are willing to sell them on the cheap, let me know. I'm going to need the plastic backings if I make a pair.

 

Also, I'll be sure to make a template to post here if and when I do start the project.

post #108 of 353

I put pleather pads from an akg k240 onto my dt880, and it didn't sound good at all. It muffled the treble and caused a large midbass hump. I think the tight seal was the issue here.

 

Though you may have a different experience with leather, and not to mention the sennheisers are built differently.

post #109 of 353

It is sometimes hard to predict changes in sound.  For instance, I heard almost no change in sound when I changed the stock velours to J$ leather on my DT660s.  But putting J$ leather on the T1s makes them sound awful.  Muddy, boomy, just awful.

 

You just have to bite the bullet and try.  Most nice leather pads are relatively easy to resell should you not want to keep them.  I really like the Audeze pads for what they fit onto.  I am itching to try a pair of Alpha pads and might buy a pair soon.  

post #110 of 353

It's too bad the alpha pads wouldn't fit onto the HD600s, they look extremely comfortable. I'll just have to find some old pads in the classifieds and try making my own.

post #111 of 353

I guess I won't be DIYing pads, I just shipped the HD600s out and will be receiving a Denon D2000 in a few days >:)

post #112 of 353
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I guess I won't be DIYing pads, I just shipped the HD600s out and will be receiving a Denon D2000 in a few days >:)

Nice!

You will need some nice leather pads for the D2000 as well! :D

post #113 of 353
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Nice!

You will need some nice leather pads for the D2000 as well! :D

I will probably be making a pair of those :)

I've wanted to get a pair of D2Ks for a while now, there are so many mods you can do to them. And you know me... :atsmile:

post #114 of 353
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I will probably be making a pair of those :)

I've wanted to get a pair of D2Ks for a while now, there are so many mods you can do to them. And you know me... :atsmile:

I always look forward to your modifications!

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post #115 of 353
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I will probably be making a pair of those smily_headphones1.gif
I've wanted to get a pair of D2Ks for a while now, there are so many mods you can do to them. And you know me... atsmile.gif

Alpha pads..........yum. Do post on the D2000/D5000 appreciation thread what mods you are doing. I own all three Denons and am always interested in hearing new mods.
post #116 of 353
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Alpha pads..........yum. Do post on the D2000/D5000 appreciation thread what mods you are doing. I own all three Denons and am always interested in hearing new mods.

I haven't received them yet. I'll have them next week. But I will be on the appreciation threads afterwards. Ok, now back to pads! I didnt mean to hijack the thread!

post #117 of 353
What are the Pioneer pads made of? And how do they affect the sound of the K340's?

Terry
post #118 of 353
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Pioneer SE-A1000 and AKG K340 pads are interchangable.

Shure SRH840/940 pads fit on the entire ATH-T series. Makes the T400/T500 sound brilliant in comparison to the stock pads. Note that while they have 53mm drivers, the cups themselves are pretty much the same size as Shure.

My previous post was a reply to this, What are the
pioneer pads made of, and how do they affect the K340 sound?
post #119 of 353

What's the difference between HiFiMAN and DT770/880/990 velours?  (Bass response, mids, highs, imaging, soundstage, sibilance, pad depth).

post #120 of 353
Well even the 770 880 and 990s are different from each other. They may look the same, but the padding on the insides are different. They're tuned to each headphone. The 770s arethe most firm, the 880 are softer, and iI'm not sure about the 990 as I haven't owned a pair.
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