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post #61 of 1667

Excellent work there jerg, very good indeed beerchug.gif

post #62 of 1667
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Originally Posted by jerg View Post

You COULD of course do that, I'd worry about the longterm longevity of the pads though. You want the foam to be held inside the pad, doing this might over time cause the earpad foam to deform and/or bulge out even.

 

As long as you add the holes thoroughly, the effects should be just as good as cutting those huge holes.

 

 

Ok cool, I was just curious if maybe this would be a quicker/more effective way of getting that dampening  biggrin.gif

post #63 of 1667
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I can just get the mental imagery of you and your mom tug-of-warring the pleather pads lol.

 

It's just an alternative way to mutilate them. tongue.gif

post #64 of 1667

I've successfully mutilated one of the pads. I cut off the plastic ring and the dust cover, now to cut the little holes. There's no going back now. Wish me luck! 

post #65 of 1667
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Originally Posted by beaver316 View Post

I've successfully mutilated one of the pads. I cut off the plastic ring and the dust cover, now to cut the little holes. There's no going back now. Wish me luck! 

Good luck. I'm sure you'll be fine !
post #66 of 1667
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Good luck. I'm sure you'll be fine !

 

Thanks! So far so good, but cutting the holes is harder than I thought! I'll post a pic when Im done with this pad

post #67 of 1667

 

Sorry for cell phone flash, but that's how it's looking so far. I only cut the middle ring so far.

post #68 of 1667
I'm going to try this but rather than taping the pad back to the retention ring I'm thinking of sewing it down just in four places not all the way around, that should hold better and look better than tape.
post #69 of 1667

Hey Jerg, Thanks for this innovative pleather pad mod!
 

 

 

 

Another JergPad on the way... Overall time for the mod: 1.5 hours, including the picture ;)

 

 

OK, and straight into it. My first impressions with an HE-500:

 

Treble: That's airy! You get a wetter treble that is nicely prominent, overall it sounds fairly clean, slightly less sibilance when the recording goes into that direction. Great stuff.

 

Mids: Nice and open, slightly colder than with the velour pads, less "tubey" so to speak, a bit more forward, fuller, and a bit rounder than with the velour pads. I think that is because of the same component, which also removes a bit the sibilance with the treble. Guitars have a nicer harder crunch to it. Sounds good :)

 

Bass: In this department it does not shine as much as in the others. The bass was weaker with the pleathers before. I think it has won with the mod, but still the velours have a tighter and overall more presented bass. I think this also plays into the mids, which is why they sound not as warm as with the velours.

 

Stage: Wow, here is the pleathers stage back. Surely wider than with the velours. Really nice.

 

Overall: Much better than the original pleathers. Open, airy and expressive sound on a large stage. Only the bass is still superior with the velours (IMO), the pleather mod doesn't present as much bass. Taken all together, these modded pads may become my standard pads, love this open sound :) I'll have to do a little more listening.

 

Great job Jerg L3000.gif


Edited by Acapella11 - 1/20/13 at 7:59am
post #70 of 1667

Just removed these and tried velour again, I'm pretty sure night and day prefer these :D

 

It's still nice having the option though, and I realized it's actually easy to install these fragile things

 

Slide two clips in, then cheat on the last two: bend it from the inner circle of the ring (since there's no mesh in the way, you can make it happen)

post #71 of 1667

"These" are the velours? The option are the pleathers?
 

post #72 of 1667

*removed my Jergpads and tried velour again real quick, just to compare sound quality.

 

Jergpads are more satisfying.

 

The Jergpad re-install to the headphone was easy

post #73 of 1667
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Originally Posted by Acapella11 View Post

Hey Jerg, Thanks for this innovative pleather pad mod!
 

 

 

 

Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)

 

 

Another JergPad on the way... Overall time for the mod: 1.5 hours, including the picture ;)

 

 

OK, and straight into it. My first impressions:

 

Treble: That's airy! You get a wetter treble that is nicely prominent, overall it sounds fairly clean, slightly less sibilance when the recording goes into that direction. Great stuff.

 

Mids: Nice and open, slightly colder than with the velour pads, less "tubey" so to speak, a bit more forward, fuller, and a bit rounder than with the velour pads. I think that is because of the same component, which also removes a bit the sibilance with the treble. Guitars have a nicer harder crunch to it. Sounds good :)

 

Bass: In this department it does not shine as much as in the others. The bass was weaker with the pleathers before. I think it has won with the mod, but still the velours have a tighter and overall more presented bass. I think this also plays into the mids, which is why they sound not as warm as with the velours.

 

Stage: Wow, here is the pleathers stage back. Surely wider than with the velours. Really nice.

 

Overall: Much better than the original pleathers. Open, airy and expressive sound on a large stage. Only the bass is still superior with the velours (IMO), the pleather mod doesn't present as much bass. Taken all together, these modded pads may become my standard pads, love this open sound :) I'll have to do a little more listening.

 

Great job Jerg L3000.gif

 

1.5 hours? You must be very handy. It took me about 2 hours just to finish the one pad! That's enough for one night, the scissors im using are gonna cause my thumb to fall off. Anyway this is what it looks like to far. Im pretty satisfied with it biggrin.gif

 

 

 

earphiler, I'm interested to know what you find more satisfying about the jergpads. What do you think of the bass and mids (vocals mainly) in comparison to the velours?

post #74 of 1667

Vocals just sound more like a person singing directly at you.

 

With velours, certain details seem hidden. With these modded pleathers the details are all there

 

Plus like Jerg said, having your ear this close to the driver has an impact on sound. I think soundstage is better and closer than velour where soundstage sounds a bit further away?

post #75 of 1667

Sounds good, but Im a little worried about the bass after reading Acapella11's comments.

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