I have an older set of JVC headphones that are in need of replacement ear pads. The OEM's have long been discontinued so now I'm looking for another pad that will fit. The current pads are about 3.5 inches wide by 4.0 inches high (Oval) and are similar in style to the Sennheiser HD 280 Pro's. I ordered the OEM Sennheiser pads hoping they'd fit but they're narrower by 1/2" and taller by 1/4". I don't want to kill the old pads without finding a closer match. You guys are the experts so maybe there's something better? Thick, soft, pillowy padding is a must and no interest in the cloth-style. Generally, sizes aren't listed online. Next I'm going to try Shure's pads for the 840's which I've read are slightly larger than the Audio Technica M50's (also considering). Also considering OEM pads for Sony MDR 7506 but I have little idea of the actual dimensions of any of these pads let alone whether they'll be any good. Any suggestions? Or where to buy?
Replacement ear pad recommendations
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Ok, I purchased and received OEM replacement pads made for Shure 840's and they seem amazingly soft & comfortable. Purchased from Sweetwater (very fast, free shipping for little over $15 total for the pair). I think I'm going to be real happy with these pads. They measure 3.5" wide x 4.25" tall so they should fit my JVC headphones just fine with a little extra room top and bottom, about 1/8" each. Total pad thickness appears to be about .75". From what I understand, these will also fit the Shure 440's and Audio Technica M50's. These pads may cause me to upgrade my phones!
Speaking of upgrades, are there any general opinions out there on the Shure 840's in regards to how they fit/wear? Can they be used with iphone / ipod devices without an amp?
Edited by ts8169 - 2/6/13 at 11:56am