Originally Posted by mlxx
To those who have pulled the pads apart in doing this mod and know how they are constructed, would it be feasible to entirely remove the the velour top including the plastic underside part and transplant it onto the inner core foam of the pleathers? With all the pleather material completely removed as well. So you have the velour pads with the inner foam core of the pleathers. The cutout holes wouldn't be needed because the velour top would allow for the damping. Would this in effect achieve the same results as the jergpads?
I'm afraid not.
I've gotten my hands on quite a few pairs of Hifiman velour pads thus far (for personal modding attempts, as well as a few other cases) and have actually seen 2 cases where the velour pads actually have the same memory foam as what's always been used in pleather pads.
However, upon listening to those pads, it became apparent that although some aspects were improved with these "mutant" velour pads - namely they sound more forward with a less etched treble due to the different foams - other unfavourable attributes are still retained (lack of weighty lower end, missing lushness in midrange).
My guess is that the velour pads are just too over-damped, too much is being lost via free leakage through the velour material.