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post #1696 of 1702
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Originally Posted by Adcomgfa View Post

Hello,   I am looking into buying the HiFiMan Focus-Pad. Would you mind sharing your thoughts for the Focus Pad? Why did you choose the Pad and not the Pad-a? Thanks!

 
Hey, I got the focus pads because they were a better fit for my big ears.
post #1697 of 1702

Hmmm, I wonder if this is applicable to the brainwaves HM5 angled pads that I use now for my HE-400

post #1698 of 1702

Just bought the Focus pads for my HE-500's. Being perfectly honest I can't hear any difference between these and the the original velour pads that were on them. I can understand if people do due to the angular shape of the pads meaning they bear similarity to Audeze's where the sounds is more directed into the ear and thus less of the sound is altered by bouncing against the actual internals of your ear, but I can't distinguish a difference.

So for the ~$35 I paid to get them shipped from China to the UK you'd think I'd be upset, but mannnnn, these pads are the best upgrade ever in terms of comfort, for that alone they are worth the cost, they push against the head so much more softly compared to the original velour pads which had a bit of rigidity to them and wouldn't squash so much.

The surrounding velour also makes for a very soft touch against the side of the head as I think it distributes the clamping force better around the ear as they have a slightly more square shape than he velour pads which are semi-circular.

I think it's definitely worth it in the long run for those that are "okay" with the comfort of their current headphones but wouldn't mind them being a bit more comfortable.

 

Just my £0.02

post #1699 of 1702
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Originally Posted by catspaw View Post
 

Hmmm, I wonder if this is applicable to the brainwaves HM5 angled pads that I use now for my HE-400

Well, after making a few modifications, I think there may be an improvement here (or strong placebo).

post #1700 of 1702

Can anyone compare the modded Jergpads with the Focuspads, Focus A pads and Brainwavz angled pads on the HE400?  I'm currently sporting the modified Jergpads (modulor's work) but wondered about the Brainwavz pads for when the Jergs wear out.  

post #1701 of 1702

I did Jergpad v2.0 mod for HE400, and I'm highly impressed by sound. I previously used Shure SRH1440 velour pads just because comfort. I thought they weren't too much different sounding from original Hifiman velours, but overall I didn't quite feel sound was at it's full potential that HE400 could deliver. Now with Jergpad modded pads, I think HE400 are pretty close to their full potential of sound, not that I had experience of best-ever-setup with HE400, but to my ears HE400 are now on top of their sound, at least so far. Simply fantastic. Thank you Jerg for your work, I'm very satisfied with sound now.

post #1702 of 1702

Rumor has it that Jerg was abducted by aliens. They have him modifying ear pads on the Darkside of the Moon while listening to Pink Floyd..

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