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FA003 pads fit a lot of different headphones, and are very comfortable. 

FA003,
FA011, 
Denon D5000, 
Audio Technica ATH M50

Where did you order them?
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PM sent!

post #138 of 358
Share the wealth there White Lotus... biggrin.gif
post #139 of 358

A hobby, gone way out of hand :(

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A hobby, gone way out of hand frown.gif
Sorry I meant a link to the FA-003 pads. smily_headphones1.gif
I had a long serious thought about picking up the FA-003Ti before the holidays but in the end I picked up the German Maestro GMP 8.300 D's. The wood cup 003's are gorgeous but a little steep and not easily available in Canada.
post #141 of 358

Noisy motel in Melbourne (Australia) has them.

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Thanks!
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Those pads look fantastic!

 

Did you use a sewing machine or hand stitching?

 

I bought an attachment for my wife's sewing machine that sews perfect circles. Not yet received but I will give it a go.

Thanks! I like how they turned out, too.

 

All hand stitched. The lambskin is pretty delicate although I probably could get away with putting it through a sewing machine. I don't know my way around a sewing machine very well, though, it's hard for me to stick a half assembled pad under the clamp and then just have the machine stitch the circumference, stuff gets in the way. It's also important to note that these pieces of material don't always match up exactly, sometimes I get "bunching" and this causes those odd looking deformities making the pad look ugly. Those can get really bad if you're not careful. To alleviate this I stitch a few lines at 6 o'clock and tie it off. Then I stitch a few lines at 12 o'clock and tie it off. If it's a huge line that I have to stitch (think of the ginormous Wharfedale ID1 pads) I might even divide it into quarters and make two more knots at 3 and 9 o'clock. This allows me to micromanage the material better and I get much cleaner looking products.

 

That sounds interesting. I bet you could make some really nice looking supra-aural pads with that tool. Supra-aural pads are rather easy to make (functionally) well, but I foresee you being able to make a darn fine YH-1000 pad pretty soon using one of those. Will be interesting to see what types of fabric you end up using to try and recreate the YH-1000 pad if that's in fact what you're trying to do here. (GL with that, btw)

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Thanks! I like how they turned out, too.

 

All hand stitched. The lambskin is pretty delicate although I probably could get away with putting it through a sewing machine. I don't know my way around a sewing machine very well, though, it's hard for me to stick a half assembled pad under the clamp and then just have the machine stitch the circumference, stuff gets in the way. It's also important to note that these pieces of material don't always match up exactly, sometimes I get "bunching" and this causes those odd looking deformities making the pad look ugly. Those can get really bad if you're not careful. To alleviate this I stitch a few lines at 6 o'clock and tie it off. Then I stitch a few lines at 12 o'clock and tie it off. If it's a huge line that I have to stitch (think of the ginormous Wharfedale ID1 pads) I might even divide it into quarters and make two more knots at 3 and 9 o'clock. This allows me to micromanage the material better and I get much cleaner looking products.

 

That sounds interesting. I bet you could make some really nice looking supra-aural pads with that tool. Supra-aural pads are rather easy to make (functionally) well, but I foresee you being able to make a darn fine YH-1000 pad pretty soon using one of those. Will be interesting to see what types of fabric you end up using to try and recreate the YH-1000 pad if that's in fact what you're trying to do here. (GL with that, btw)

khb,

 

Your pads really do look professionally made...and they are...by you!

 

Thank you for the sewing tips. Tying down the circle at 4 equidistant points is a great idea for managing "the bunch."

 

I received the sewing machine attachment yesterday. Now just have to make the time to give it a try. I've got a dozen modification projects in various stages of development. I need more time! Work keeps getting in the way of my fun.

 

Yes, I want to make suitable replacement pads for stretched-out-of-shape YH-1000 and YH-100 pads. I agree with Kabeer that de-laminated YH-1000 pads sound better than ones with the pleather intact. Underneath the pleather is a type of fabric material that appears to be finely woven knit. It breathes better once the laminate is Gone.I found and bought 1/2 yard so if it works, I'd be happy to send you (and anyone interested) some to try.

 

 Equally, if not more, important is finding the same type of foam used in the YH-1000...the same weight, density, and porosity to duplicate the damping effect as close as possible. Once I find suitable foam, how do you cut the stuff evenly and smoothly? Perhaps you, nick n, dBel84, and others experienced with making pads can offer some suggestions.

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Some here have seen this already, but I got my Alpha Pads on my D2K the other day :D

 

I'm pretty happy with the change in bass they caused. There's more of it and more impact. Very nice. I will say that they also pushed my mids back a smidge, or the bass is covering them up a bit, but with the music I've been listening to lately, it hasn't bothered me much.

 

post #146 of 358
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 Your pads really do look professionally made...and they are...by you!

Haha. That's very kind, but I'm hardly anything other than an enthusiast with a tiny bit of experience under his belt.

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 Thank you for the sewing tips. Tying down the circle at 4 equidistant points is a great idea for managing "the bunch."

Np. Hopefully it helps others with their pad making/rolling saga.

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 I received the sewing machine attachment yesterday. Now just have to make the time to give it a try

Cool. will be fun to see what you cook up.

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  I've got a dozen modification projects in various stages of development. I need more time! Work keeps getting in the way of my fun.

Haha. It'd feel just as bad if fun kept getting in the way of your work!

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  I agree with Kabeer that de-laminated YH-1000 pads sound better than ones with the pleather intact. Underneath the pleather is a type of fabric material that appears to be finely woven knit. It breathes better once the laminate is Gone.I found and bought 1/2 yard so if it works, I'd be happy to send you (and anyone interested) some to try.

Interesting. This means there's enough bass to throw away some. As for the fabric I can picture it. You say you bought some of this "de-laminated" material for pad making? Got a photo of any of it?

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 Equally, if not more, important is finding the same type of foam used in the YH-1000...the same weight, density, and porosity to duplicate the damping effect as close as possible. Once I find suitable foam, how do you cut the stuff evenly and smoothly? Perhaps you, nick n, dBel84, and others experienced with making pads can offer some suggestions.

Yeah, for that my only suggestion is sending one of the foam donuts from the pad into foam manufacturing company. They'll be able to give you a much more detailed opinion on what exactly the stock Yamaha foam is/was. I'm guessing they'd be able to guess at the pore size/volume, foam density/material, etc. It's their job to be familiar with these things. As for how I cut it I find you have to compress the foam. I like reusing the foam from the stock pads because they are usually already sculpted/worn in, but when I have to replace the foam I usually try to find a coin that's the exact size I want, I push it into the foam real tight, then cut the ID of the pad with an Xacto knife. For the outside I just use scissors and try to keep the blade perpendicular to the pad so you don't get too much of an angled lip. All that said, my pads don't have to look pretty because I typically use leather or faux leather. You, otoh, seem to want to use a mesh which will actually make the foam visible inside the pad... For that I haven't got a clue. A laser cutter? Lol, I really don't know.  

 


Edited by khbaur330162 - 1/25/14 at 5:47am
post #147 of 358
A build with pictures from start to finish with leather would be a great thing for this thread. Patterns possibly and which materials you used for padding.

For those of us who can sew a little but don't know where to start. biggrin.gif
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Thanks for more great tips!
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A friend of mine has these Pioneer SE-DJ5000 he loves. But the pads are totally worn out. I was thinking of buying him some new / nicer pads, but have no idea what size etc. Does anybody got any suggestions? It can be velour or leather. I would prefer something nice but cheap. I don't mind ordering from china etc...

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Got him to make a picture of it:

 

 

he couldn't get the earpad off without ripping it, he said. :s

In case you can't read the ruler: inner circle is more or less 3.6 cm, and the outer one 8.6 cm

 

No idea's?

So far I've found:

http://www.thomann.de/be/pioneer_ohrpolster_se_dj5000.htm

http://www.ebay.com/itm/Ear-pads-earpads-replacement-cushion-for-pioneer-se-dj5000-sedj5000-headphones-/171122303489

http://item.taobao.com/item.htm?spm=a230r.1.14.25.9X93vN&id=14591265339

 

But I would like to find some velours that fit too ...

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There is not very much information on the pads it takes...

If you can measure the replacement pair and then compare them to a velour pad size you might find one that fits...

 

 

Such as these AKG ones...

http://www.ebay.com/itm/Replacement-Ear-Pads-Cushions-For-AKG-k240-K241-K270-K271-K272-K280-K290-K340-/190888107272

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