Originally Posted by spongeworthy
Can't decide between these or Alpha pads for my W1000X. Anyone have Alpha pads with their 900X? I'm afraid of how the sound might change since my ears wouldn't be as close to the drivers anymore.
This is a re-post of what I found through the alpha pads:
Originally Posted by Nec3
-Bass less punchy, less droning. (I was actually a bit disappointed these were flattened out)
-Sub bass is more prominent, it's also a natural feeling sub bass, not like artificial bass boost
-10khz peak lowered 3-5db
-Better instrument seperation
-Darker sound signature
-Mids a tad recessed, about 0.5 to 1 db less
-Better seal around my ears, thus improving isolation
Like seriously, I felt the softness of these earpads through the paper packaging.
-Regarding to softness, even though these generate more heat from my head, it just feels more comfortable.
-Less earpad contact, fabric mesh no longer touch my ears
-Heavier (This is a pro and con, since leather sticks better to skin, but if not, it can slide more easily)
I think it might be Canadian411 or Jodiuh who has all 3 combinations (alpha pads/velour/srh940 pads) for the a900x.
Edited by Nec3 - 11/5/13 at 3:16pm
Edit: I forgot to mention, adding the alpha pads no longer makes the a900x all-rounders anymore. I found it more enjoyable to listen to Pop, Techno, Rock and Rap due to the lowered trebles and sub-bass prominence. For classical, vocal, acoustic and the such, I'd switch back to the stock pads (or just use my Q701's).
In all honesty, I don't know if using the alpha pads are safe at all, I already have a small tear from trying to fit the earpads on the earcups.