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post #151 of 271
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Originally Posted by Dragonzeanse View Post

Anyone know if the pads on these are replaceable? Looks like it, but Onkyo doesn't sell replacement pads on their website. I'm not willing to try and find out for myself unless I know for sure.


Asked on twitter if ear pads are replaceable, here is the response:
@Onkyo_USA: @Koolpep Unfortunately- the only replacement part available for these headphones are the cables itself- no other parts are available. - DP

There we go....they better last long then.
post #152 of 271
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Originally Posted by Trunks159 View Post
 

They're kind of over ear.  The wierd pad size prevents me from venturing.

the size of the housing looks over the ear but the earpads the way their made makes it on ear unfortunately.

 

anyone tried using other over earpads?

 

if theres over earpads that fit i'm definitely down to try =) a nice good looking over ear headphone 

 

but gotta somehow make the bottom of the headband black to make it match the earpads (i doubt theirs many over ear white earpads out there) 

 

assuming i get the white version that is =)

post #153 of 271
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Originally Posted by Koolpep View Post


Asked on twitter if ear pads are replaceable, here is the response:
@Onkyo_USA: @Koolpep Unfortunately- the only replacement part available for these headphones are the cables itself- no other parts are available. - DP

There we go....they better last long then.


That's absurd, Onkyo. You can sell $50 replacement cables but no changing pads? We should demand better from manufacturers. I'll definitely be thinking twice before I recommend this headphone to anyone. The advantages of the headphone just barely outweigh its numerous flaws. Such a shame that I'm going to have to fix their oversight myself.

 

I asked this because I could have sworn I was hearing the diaphragms crinkling underneath the pads and I wanted to make sure I could safely liberate the pads. Too much to ask for, I suppose. Sigh. I can only hope that the issues I had with my used pair don't repeat themselves.


Edited by Dragonzeanse - 5/28/14 at 4:38pm
post #154 of 271

With enough determination, and a bit of stubbornness, any part of a headphone can be replaced.  Plus, this is their first outing in headphones in a long, long time.  Who's to say if they won't release replacement pads down the line.

post #155 of 271
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Originally Posted by Saoshyant View Post
 

With enough determination, and a bit of stubbornness, any part of a headphone can be replaced.  Plus, this is their first outing in headphones in a long, long time.  Who's to say if they won't release replacement pads down the line.

I anticipate that they're going the Fidelio route and making a headphone with non-replaceable pads, or at least not selling their own as part of the reason. The reasoning might not make sense to you or me, but the effect is the same. Between my aforementioned nitpicks with its build quality and the lack of replacement pads, I'm led to believe that this isn't a headphone that was designed for long-term use in mind.

 

I have a lot of faith in Onkyo. What they made was a stellar product and I hear nothing but good about the company. Which is why I can only hope that what you're suggesting comes true at some point. I didn't mean for my post to seem like angry consumer ranting, but obsolescence - planned or not - always grinds my gears.

 

That said, I'll probably be able to find a good replacement part from another vendor. If I ever go looking around, I'll let you all know what I find. This isn't a headphone I'm going to let waste away, and I'm not just saying that because I spent $100 on it. :)

post #156 of 271

I'd almost be willing to risk prying off my pads just to see what the locking mechanism is, to see if it is something simple and reattachable, or if it'll be far more of a pain, if even possible.  The pads rotate with ease naturally, so I can't imagine its attached by some overly complex mechanism.  The pads themselves seem to be essentially a P shape rotated fully around the cup, so the material all bunches at the outside, as well as the fabric covering the driver.  I bet it wouldn't be terribly hard to remove the pad without damaging the cup, just not sure I can get it back on.

post #157 of 271
Theres no complex mechanism. They pull right off.
post #158 of 271
Good to know
post #159 of 271
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Originally Posted by Trunks159 View Post

Theres no complex mechanism. They pull right off.

Yes, just tried it, like every other headphone earpad. You just have nothing to replace them with (yet) until we know which other models feature the same size.

Especially with the colors (mine is white) it should be possible to buy spares. Onkyo would be the first company to not have replacement parts for the ONE of TWO parts that is replaceable in this case. They do for the cables but they don't for the pads, weird.

Anyhow, i still love their sound.
post #160 of 271
That other replaceable part... They really overcharge for the cable.
post #161 of 271
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Originally Posted by Saoshyant View Post

That other replaceable part... They really overcharge for the cable.


I am so glad I'm not the only one who thinks that. I honestly felt that trying to state that opinion more than once would earn me a lot of fury, but it bears emphasis.

 

I think I could probably go ahead and buy some replacement pads from another company and try them out on this. I was thinking some on-ear pads. Anyone know of any they think would fit?


Edited by Dragonzeanse - 5/30/14 at 8:35am
post #162 of 271
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I am so glad I'm not the only one who thinks that. I honestly felt that trying to state that opinion more than once would earn me a lot of fury, but it bears emphasis.

 

I think I could probably go ahead and buy some replacement pads from another company and try them out on this. I was thinking some on-ear pads. Anyone know of any they think would fit?

try some over ears! 

 

id say it'll be hard to find "one ears" that fit such a big housing

post #163 of 271
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Originally Posted by Tom22 View Post
 

try some over ears! 

 

id say it'll be hard to find "one ears" that fit such a big housing


Maybe as far as replacement pads go, but I definitely have worn on-ear headphones that have pads just as big as the housing for the FC300s. I think I can find some.

 

Still, if I can't, I'll take a stab at over-ear pads. Maybe even ones that I can wear around the entire ear (larger than the enclosures).

post #164 of 271

Just received a white FC300 from gyx11. (Great seller). The black model looks much, much better than the white. TBH, I am disappointed in the looks of the white model. :( Sounds great, though.

post #165 of 271
Oh, speaking of replacement cables, anyone have an idea on a cheap one?
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