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Stop !

Do you confirm that the pads are NOT replaceabile?

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Which one of these has the best soundstage, AKG K-550, NAD HP50 or Audio Technica ATH-A900X? I am love wide soundstage so I might choose my headphones based on that. 

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Originally Posted by ballard3 View Post
 

Stop !

Do you confirm that the pads are NOT replaceabile?

They're not. The PSB M4Us' are, so I'm not sure what's up with that. Otherwise stellar 'phones. 

 

And if anyone's nice enough to answer my last-page post, if it wasn't clear, I was asking about the stitching between the pad and the darker/matte lower cushion.


Edited by Chimichanga - 12/6/13 at 12:14pm
post #379 of 965
Guys, I have been considering these for a while , only the headband being a bit `Stewie` has put me off.
I was reading January's hifi news and they really did not like them, too bassy , but also they are saying the headband is causing resonance between cups muddying the sound.
Any truth to this?
post #380 of 965
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Originally Posted by Chimichanga View Post

The pads aren't replaceable so it'd be nice to know if it's not unusual.

 

Now that's a bummer.... Is this 100% for sure?

These cans are on their way to me and I rejected the Philips Fidelio X1 for exactly this reason. And because I don't live in the US sending back is just too much of a pain in the A**.

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Originally Posted by astroid View Post

Guys, I have been considering these for a while , only the headband being a bit `Stewie` has put me off.
I was reading January's hifi news and they really did not like them, too bassy , but also they are saying the headband is causing resonance between cups muddying the sound.
Any truth to this?

Nonsense!

post #382 of 965
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Originally Posted by astroid View Post

Guys, I have been considering these for a while , only the headband being a bit `Stewie` has put me off.
I was reading January's hifi news and they really did not like them, too bassy , but also they are saying the headband is causing resonance between cups muddying the sound.
Any truth to this?

Believe me, I've read a lot about these cans. Everything rates somewhere between warm praise and adulation. This is phooey. I don't have much headphone experience, but these kick my 598's to the curb . (Don't really miss the wider sound-stage all that much.)

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The pads ARE replaceable, I have taken them off myself a couple times. The problem is whether spare pads are available to purchase...
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The pads ARE replaceable, I have taken them off myself a couple times. The problem is whether spare pads are available to purchase...

They're not 'officially' user-replaceable. I took a look at one of the picture's from Innerfidelity's review and the back looks pretty deformed from removal. Then again I never tried it. 


Edited by Chimichanga - 12/6/13 at 2:32pm
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The pads ARE replaceable, I have taken them off myself a couple times. The problem is whether spare pads are available to purchase...
They're not 'officially' user-replaceable. I took a look at one of the picture's from Innerfidelity's review and the back looks pretty deformed from removal. Then again I never tried it. 

I have actually tried it a couple times. The pads are held on by a plastic lip and nothing else so I'm sure they are supposed to be user-replaceable.
post #386 of 965
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I have actually tried it a couple times. The pads are held on by a plastic lip and nothing else so I'm sure they are supposed to be user-replaceable.

Oh? So it's just like the M4U's? It's odd they don't mention it at all, or even of spare parts, anywhere! 

post #387 of 965
I found out completely by accident though, pulled on the left pad a little too hard...and it came off eek.gif I quickly figured out that I just took off the pad and hadn't broken a £249 pair of cans. Judging by how easy it was, the pads have to be designed to be user-replaceable though.
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Originally Posted by ssg1 View Post
 

Which one of these has the best soundstage, AKG K-550, NAD HP50 or Audio Technica ATH-A900X? I am love wide soundstage so I might choose my headphones based on that. 


Of these three, IME the AKG 550 easily wins for widest soundstage.

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Originally Posted by Craigster75 View Post
 

Nonsense!

 

 

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Originally Posted by Chimichanga View Post
 

Believe me, I've read a lot about these cans. Everything rates somewhere between warm praise and adulation. This is phooey. I don't have much headphone experience, but these kick my 598's to the curb . (Don't really miss the wider sound-stage all that much.)


I think they're pretty good headphones but at their price point the competition is very strong.

 

Back and forth with the Momentum's for a week or so,

ultimately decided I like the Momentum's more.

 

And, I noticed the Sony MDR-7520's selling on Amazon yesterday for $348.00 -

if the HP50's are still locked at $299.00, IMO going for the Sony's over them

for that small difference is a no-brainer.

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Originally Posted by astroid View Post

Guys, I have been considering these for a while , only the headband being a bit `Stewie` has put me off.
I was reading January's hifi news and they really did not like them, too bassy , but also they are saying the headband is causing resonance between cups muddying the sound.
Any truth to this?

 

Rubbish!

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