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post #406 of 492

Thank you! I never did it before! No... I mean, I suppose you are asking about the cable. I will explain it with another picture:

 

 

 

 

 

It didn't fit in my case with the cable... :(

 

EDIT: 

 

I was going to put XLR 3 pin instead, but unfortunately it didn't fit. Putting this one was already a nice work inside the cup.


Edited by Ashade - 1/11/14 at 3:38pm
post #407 of 492
Ah :)Ok, I got it.


You would try a better cable.
post #408 of 492

Anyone use the hifiman velour pads? Do they improve seal?

 

I just got these headphones and the seal is broken below my ear at the jawline.

post #409 of 492
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Anyone use the hifiman velour pads? Do they improve seal?

I just got these headphones and the seal is broken below my ear at the jawline.

I did.
I didn't find the velours to my liking.
The HIFIMAN pleathers did it for me though.
post #410 of 492
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I did.
I didn't find the velours to my liking.
The HIFIMAN pleathers did it for me though.


What didn't you like about it?

 

Did they improve the seal for you?

post #411 of 492
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What didn't you like about it?

Did they improve the seal for you?

They did improve the seal somewhat but the resulting sound was too mellow.
The pleather Hifiman are bigger than the stock, seal like the velours and sound great better IMO...
Definitely cheaper than the suggested L3000 pads.
post #412 of 492
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They did improve the seal somewhat but the resulting sound was too mellow.
The pleather Hifiman are bigger than the stock, seal like the velours and sound great better IMO...
Definitely cheaper than the suggested L3000 pads.


How is the quality of the pleather? I know on my ATH-M50s pleather deteriorated quite quickly.

 

Also, where can I buy them?


Edited by Z Naught - 1/25/14 at 9:27am
post #413 of 492
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How is the quality of the pleather? I know on my ATH-M50s pleather deteriorated quite quickly.

 

Also, where can I buy them?

Very good, I've owned a bunch of them.

They are a bit harder than your regular pleathers but in return they keep their form exceptionally well.

There is a foam ring in each, which helps the pad to retain its shape and make them firmer, but you can remove them at any time to make the pad softer and shallower [I actually used these foam rings with a bunch of pads to improve depth]

 

You can buy them off head-direct.com or headphone.com, if you have a local HiFiMAN dealer chances are he will have some to sell as well [20 bucks for a pair].

They have them elsewhere too, no doubt :] just look.


Edited by conquerator2 - 1/25/14 at 9:52am
post #414 of 492
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Very good, I've owned a bunch of them.

They are a bit harder than your regular pleathers but in return they keep their form exceptionally well.

There is a foam ring in each, which helps the pad to retain its shape and make them firmer, but you can remove them at any time to make the pad softer and shallower [I actually used these foam rings with a bunch of pads to improve depth]

 

You can buy them off head-direct.com or headphone.com, if you have a local HiFiMAN dealer chances are he will have some to sell as well [20 bucks for a pair].

They have them elsewhere too, no doubt :] just look.


I think you just unintentionally helped me out!

I got rid of the HE-400 pleathers because I have a large head and the a900x stretches too much when the pads are being used.

I took out the rings and they fit just like the original pads, but without the small hole issue!
 

post #415 of 492

Curious...the Hifiman velour's touch my ear...well, the little mesh covering the metal grill does. What do I have to lose if I just cut that part out?

post #416 of 492
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Curious...the Hifiman velour's touch my ear...well, the little mesh covering the metal grill does. What do I have to lose if I just cut that part out?


Well based off T50RP modding, I believe that mesh acts as a small treble filter and a dust filter.

post #417 of 492

Hmmm...the dust filter aspect seems like a solid reason to keep it. I don't know if I can remove the grills to really clean the headphones...or that I'd want to.

post #418 of 492
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I think you just unintentionally helped me out!

I got rid of the HE-400 pleathers because I have a large head and the a900x stretches too much when the pads are being used.

I took out the rings and they fit just like the original pads, but without the small hole issue!
 

Great then :]

You're welcome of course :D

post #419 of 492

So do you guys all generally prefer the seal of the Hifiman pleather to the velours? I want to get a better seal than the stock pads.

post #420 of 492

I wish I had another pair to compare the a900x with... I'm not sure if I wore out the bass in these cans because they don't feel as punchy anymore... Maybe I've been wearing the Q701's too long? @_@

 

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Originally Posted by Z Naught View Post
 

So do you guys all generally prefer the seal of the Hifiman pleather to the velours? I want to get a better seal than the stock pads.

 


I can't say much about the velours, but I can say that the pleathers don't seal for me. Probably because I have a gigantic head and the thin stock pads are a better fit. Plus the mids sound a tad hollow (quite the difference when I listened to these for over 4000 hours!) and sounds very awkward to me. 

Believe it or not, the stock pads seal in my case.


Edited by Nec3 - 1/28/14 at 4:07pm
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