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Originally Posted by No_One411 View Post
 

That would be helpful. I know a lot of people are really worried that he disappeared...

 

I am not super worried as Jerg said he had spoken to Modulor, but would like to know if he is okay and intends to finish the last batch of jergpads. I am waiting patiently and understand he has problems to deal with, but a short reply here or to pm would be nice.

post #1667 of 1677
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Originally Posted by Wild View Post

 

 

I actually found that they were thinner than the original velours and pleathers so my ears ARE touching the driver. So the Focus pads are a no go for me. Unfortunate as I think they feel great, and seem well made. Just a change for the worse in comfort, which was the whole point in getting them.

 

I think I'm going to give the Alpha pads or the Shure Alcantara pads a try, unless somebody knows of another pad that is even more comfy that fit the Hifimans well.

 



I will be following your lead Wild. I looked back on a few posts and saw that along with the Alpha Pads, the Audeze pads are nice too. The question is, how do you attach the o-ring to the ear pad?... Fostex Pads?

At least now I know not to get the Focus Pads (even though you had polarizing comments). Audeze pads are $80-$100.... hmmm... Where does one get J$ pads?

seems like alpha pad installation, just transfer the o-ring. To the For Sale Thread!!
Edited by johnman1116 - 9/9/14 at 4:20pm
post #1668 of 1677
Why not modding HM5 earpads? They supposedly fit and they are equally comfy as they sound great IME.
post #1669 of 1677
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Originally Posted by leeperry View Post

Why not modding HM5 earpads? They supposedly fit and they are equally comfy as they sound great IME.

 

I tried a pair stock and modded (somewhat jergpad style), and get a nasty glare at certain mid frequencies.  I've tried to tame it, as they are fairly comfortable, but in the end I made pads from the stock HFM velours and some microsuede.  They are fantastic on my HE-560s.  The other pair I made, based off of the Q701 pads, have a slightly warmer, more closed signature (all by small amounts), and are excellent on my HE-500s.

 

So, yeah, I'm recommending full-on DIY :D

 

But, for the less adventurous, the HM5 pads are inexpensive and could be worth a try.

post #1670 of 1677
Alright, I got a pair of memory foam HM5's that didn't work on my woodied vintage orthos due to their thickness, maybe they'll do the magic on the HE400 smily_headphones1.gif
post #1671 of 1677

Any news or updates about the current batch of Jergpads being made?

post #1672 of 1677

I haven't heard back either yet

post #1673 of 1677
After lots of experimenting, I've started on a new iteration of the HFM pad.

The goal is to produce a sound similar to the velour but with better comfort, less shoutyness and a little more musicality.

The basic concept is sticking the bottom half of a HFM velor pad (foam and plastic underside) under a FocusPad-A.

Preliminary findings are very promising. The frequency balance is right where I want it and the soundstage is big and beautiful. Just looking for a permanent solution for installation and fastening of the underside without wrecking every HFM velour pad in the known universe.
post #1674 of 1677
I don't know if anybody cares, but, relating to my last post:

After several failed attempts and lots of ruined velour pads, I abandoned my attempts to combine the FocusPad-A and the velours. Instead, I ended up venting holes in the foam spacer ring from the leathers and tucking it under the plastic spacer ring of the FocusPad-A (not inside the pad, mind you). I used double sided tape to seal the front 3/4 of the pad and then back-vented it.

Combined with the Fuzzor mod. The sound is right where I want it now!
post #1675 of 1677

Does anybody make JergPads so I can buy a pair?

 

I'm really not comfortable with using a needle & thread.

 

I don't feel like buying a pair of velours and another pair of pleathers just to mess up.

post #1676 of 1677
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Originally Posted by Insatiable One View Post
 

Does anybody make JergPads so I can buy a pair?

 

I'm really not comfortable with using a needle & thread.

 

I don't feel like buying a pair of velours and another pair of pleathers just to mess up.

Same here, would love to buy a pair.

post #1677 of 1677
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Originally Posted by amigastar View Post
 

Same here, would love to buy a pair.


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