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post #31 of 358

Well, let me mention (without bragging) my purchase of earpads for the Sennheiser HD 595 (50 Ohm).

I bought them  from the Sennheiser  site.

 

The cost of a  pair (two): $16.50

Shipping: $6.50

Tax: $2.13

Total: $26.50

 

So the total cost of a pair is less than the cost (without shipping & tax) of just one earpad for the K701 ($35) and K702 ($40).

Wow! 

I can't believe this!  - (See the relevant posts above.)

 

Any comments?


Edited by JakeJack_2008 - 1/30/13 at 12:23pm
post #32 of 358
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Originally Posted by JakeJack_2008 View Post

So the total cost of a pair is less than the cost (without shipping & tax) of just one earpad for the K701 ($35) and K702 ($40).

Wow! 

I can't believe this!  - (See the relevant posts above.)

 

Any comments?

 

I wouldn't know if AKG is overpricing the K70x earpads or not, but do keep in mind it's not like other earpads. One side of it is thicker to angle the drivers in a way that other headphones have done using the chassis (look at a K701 from above vs an HD600, then look at an HD800, then take a peek at the visible parts of the drivers on T1, MDR-1R, some Ultrasones, etc). That plus the probability that it's not (as per AKGs sound tuning) compatible with other product lines add to the price. That they've expanded the headphone lines that use basically the same earpad doesn't help when, by their style dept, they made them in different colors, so that in all likelihood complicates the production and distribution processes - they went from whitish-grey for one then to almost black for another then basically said, "We can sell more headphones by adding GREEN!"

post #33 of 358

Looking for sealed ear cushions to fit on RH-300s (which I'm pretty sure have the same shape as the M50)
 

post #34 of 358

Shure SRH840/940 and stock T50RP pads will fit(with a little difficulty) on the Audio Technica A*00X range of headphones. Denon Dx000 pads will fit with extreme difficulty(you will be at serious risk of tearing the pads).

post #35 of 358
Thread Starter 

Low cost ($16)  Velour ear pads for Beyerdynamic DT770/DT880/DT990 and Superlux HD660/HD440/HD330 headphones.

http://www.ebay.com/itm/Ear-pads-earpad-replacement-Cushion-for-DT770-DT880-DT990-DT-770-880-headphone-/261181657548?pt=US_Replacement_Parts_Tools&hash=item3ccfa3d1cc

 

Low cost ($16) Velour ear pads for AKG 240 (270?) series and Superlux HD668B, HD681 and Samson SR850 headphones.

http://www.ebay.com/itm/Velour-replacement-Cushion-for-K240-K240S-K240-Studio-K240-MKII-Headphones-/261173400917?pt=US_Replacement_Parts_Tools&hash=item3ccf25d555

 

The quality of the Velour may not be as good as name brand Beyerdynamic & AKG Velour ear pads.

But they are half the price of name brand Velour ear pads.

post #36 of 358

I really wanna try to mod in this thread for the m50s

http://www.anythingbutipod.com/forum/showthread.php?t=70038

it seems like the perfect solution for me

only a few things before i continue ... 

-Do you think I can just use regular tshirt material? like a nice soft old tshirt?

-it looks like he did a strip of fabric and sewed it where it meets?

-Not 100% where to sew :\

-also he mentions the holes which i see but im not sure why you need them / what the easiest way to make the holes is

post #37 of 358
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Originally Posted by JakeJack_2008 View Post

Well, let me mention (without bragging) my purchase of earpads for the Sennheiser HD 595 (50 Ohm).

I bought them  from the Sennheiser  site.

 

The cost of a  pair (two): $16.50

Shipping: $6.50

Tax: $2.13

Total: $26.50

 

So the total cost of a pair is less than the cost (without shipping & tax) of just one earpad for the K701 ($35) and K702 ($40).

Wow! 

I can't believe this!  - (See the relevant posts above.)

 

Any comments?

 

I did the same thing a bit over a month ago for my HD-555s.  I didn't pay tax (don't live in IL or NY).  However, the price is excellent, but just hope you don't need to get a pair of pads for the Sennheiser HD-600 or HD-650, because they are $58.00.

post #38 of 358

Denon pads fit on ATH phones perfectly and quite easily (if you know how) but damage the sound (tried on AD2K)

 

 

MrSpeakers Dog Pads on AKG K271S is one of the sweetest combo, need to hear it to believe the transformation, they sound like mini LCD-2.2

 

K271S with Dog Pads - Match made in heaven!
 


Edited by Andrew_WOT - 3/13/13 at 1:54pm
post #39 of 358
Quote:
Originally Posted by JakeJack_2008 View Post

Well, let me mention (without bragging) my purchase of earpads for the Sennheiser HD 595 (50 Ohm).
I bought them  from the Sennheiser  site.

The cost of a  pair (two): $16.50
Shipping: $6.50
Tax: $2.13
Total: $26.50

So the total cost of a pair is less than the cost (without shipping & tax) of just one earpad for the K701 ($35) and K702 ($40).
Wow! 
I can't believe this!  - (See the relevant posts above.)

Any comments?

I just had the same experience, ripped one of my earpads while taking it off, sennheiser 2nd day aired me replacements for $29 to hawaii. Here we usually pay that much in shipping alone. Loving sennheiser right now.
post #40 of 358
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Originally Posted by PurpleAngel View Post

Low cost ($16)  Velour ear pads for Beyerdynamic DT770/DT880/DT990 and Superlux HD660/HD440/HD330 headphones.

http://www.ebay.com/itm/Ear-pads-earpad-replacement-Cushion-for-DT770-DT880-DT990-DT-770-880-headphone-/261181657548?pt=US_Replacement_Parts_Tools&hash=item3ccfa3d1cc

 

Low cost ($16) Velour ear pads for AKG 240 (270?) series and Superlux HD668B, HD681 and Samson SR850 headphones.

http://www.ebay.com/itm/Velour-replacement-Cushion-for-K240-K240S-K240-Studio-K240-MKII-Headphones-/261173400917?pt=US_Replacement_Parts_Tools&hash=item3ccf25d555

 

The quality of the Velour may not be as good as name brand Beyerdynamic & AKG Velour ear pads.

But they are half the price of name brand Velour ear pads.

 

Pads matter a lot, and those Chinese ones will affect the sound.  Whether the change is to the user's taste or not will vary from one person to the next.  Sometimes the Chinese alternatives suck arse drastically versus the regular thing.

 

The ones meant for Beyers will probably suck as they do not have holes on the inner side like actual Beyer pads do.  This will probably result in increased bass quantity at the cost of mids/treble quality, maybe even muffling the sound pretty badly.

post #41 of 358

I have an old pair of Audio-Technica  ATH A700 that I would love to replace the pads on

post #42 of 358
1. Sony DR-ZX701ip (alt: Shure 940)
2. Beyerdynamic DT770 LE (alt: Beyer velour pads)
3. Audio Technica ATH-AD700 (alt: ATH-A900 pleather)
4. Grado SR60 (alt: Sennheiser HD414 yellows but everyone know this!)

I didn't know there was a thread on this so I had started another one. Sorry.

http://www.head-fi.org/t/659514/alternative-ear-pads#post_9352978
post #43 of 358

Best 50mm foamies/leatherettes?

post #44 of 358

Anyone know of a set of velour pads that are round and about 10 cm in diameter?

post #45 of 358
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Originally Posted by bluemonkeyflyer View Post

Anyone know of a set of velour pads that are round and about 10 cm in diameter?

Maybe HiFi Man velour pads? I emailed them for the dimensions.

 

Any other suggestions appreciated.

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