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K271S with Dog Pads - Match made in heaven!

post #1 of 21
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Recently upgraded Mad Dogs to Alpha Pads and as old Dog Pads were just lying around w/o use, just for fun I've tried them on AKG K271S.

 

Oh boy, speaking of the match made in heaven! blink.gif

 

The fit is perfect, the foam circles from Dog Pad are exact diameter of K271S cups. You need to remove smaller OEM foam circles that cover drivers before installing Dog Pads foam.

 

The comfort went up tremendously, I was using AKG velour pads before and the foam inside was pretty stiff, with Dog Pads phones just float on the head creating perfect seal with contribute to unbelievable for AKG amount of bass, level of Mad Dogs or modded Denons. No exaggeration  here, they are literally moving on the head when it hits.

 

The overall signature is much weightier, with juicy pronounced mids (sorry Denon) and perfect, well extended treble which is never overly bright but very very smooth.

 

Add to that lighter weight, less bulkier design and better build of AKG, as well as better soundstage positioning and you'll get a very serious competitor to Mad Dogs, in fact they sound much better than Mad Dog with Dog Pads, I can only imagine what Alpha Pads will do to them, but they are not round shape as Dog Pads not sure about fit.

Sony MDR-1R, Momentum, those are not even close, and I really like MDR-1R.

 

Can't believe I almost sold those a couple days back, phew. 

 

Guess I have new favorite closed phones. bigsmile_face.gif


Edited by Andrew_WOT - 3/13/13 at 11:57am
post #2 of 21

Thanks for the impressions on this fine "mash up".  I've often looked at the AKG model you mentioned, but never physically heard it, or tried to purchase it.  However, it was on my list quite a few times to seek further information on.  I have a pair of J$ Beyerdynamic pads, which should fit the Fostex headphones.  I'm sure it might be similar to the Dog Padz results.  Hmm ... now to find the AKG for a good price.

post #3 of 21

I can only confirm everything Andrew_WOT wrote.

Those Dog pads takes the K271/ K272 to a whole new level. And I'm not exaggerating too.

Man, the details you get with this combination, just amazing.

 

 


Edited by Tiemen - 3/7/14 at 2:56pm
post #4 of 21

Now it seems I need to get myself a K271 when I finally upgrade from my Dog Pads.

post #5 of 21
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Originally Posted by ssrock64 View Post

Now it seems I need to get myself a K271 when I finally upgrade from my Dog Pads.

Or a K272, same phone (cosmetic makeover for home use) and cheaper.

post #6 of 21
Is the dog pad real leather?
Will it fit the k550 too?rolleyes.gif
post #7 of 21
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Originally Posted by Lorspeaker View Post

Is the dog pad real leather?
Will it fit the k550 too?rolleyes.gif

 

Yes, it's real leather. No idea if it will fit the K550.

post #8 of 21
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Originally Posted by Lorspeaker View Post

Will it fit the k550 too?rolleyes.gif

I think I saw a post somewhere about putting K550 pads on a T50, so the Dog Pads will probably fit a K550. Don't hold me to it, though; the memory is pretty vague.

post #9 of 21

question is if the dogpads can fit the k550.  biggrin.gif

post #10 of 21
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Originally Posted by Lorspeaker View Post

question is if the dogpads can fit the k550.  biggrin.gif

Yeah, I know. I was extrapolating that if the K550's pads can fit a T50RP, it's probably pretty likely that pads designed for the T50RP can fit the K550.

post #11 of 21

Just ordered the Dog Pads for my K271s. The original pleather pads are starting to crumble so was about time for new ones. Glad I stumbled across this since these are only $10 more than the velour pads.

 

Looking forward to hearing the impact on the sound quality!

post #12 of 21

big fan of the K271mkii here.  i've played around with Beyer pads in the past but for the price i'll give these a twirl.

post #13 of 21

ordered.

post #14 of 21
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Originally Posted by fishski13 View Post

big fan of the K271mkii here.  i've played around with Beyer pads in the past but for the price i'll give these a twirl.

How does it sound with the beyer pads ?

and how about the fit ? does it fit on the 271 well and also do your ears still touch the drivers with beyer pads on?

post #15 of 21
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Originally Posted by kamcok View Post

How does it sound with the beyer pads ?

and how about the fit ? does it fit on the 271 well and also do your ears still touch the drivers with beyer pads on?

 

See this thread were a large portion is about pad rolling on the K271 with different Beyer pads: http://www.head-fi.org/t/315327/brand-new-toy-k271

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