Hey guys, We're a bit in a pinch at the Fidelio X1 thread because nobody knows how to open this headphone and how to remove the pads.
My primary reason for opening is because I want to make them balanced.
Here is a link to my post with alot of photo's of the inside. Maybe you can figure out how to open them up.
Here are some more photo's from someone on a german forum who have opened them up. I'm going to ask this guy how to open them up too. But he's german and I'm dutch so I can't read the thread and might not be able to make things clear with him. I know that everybody thinks it's both the same. Whenever someone talks 'dutch' in a hollywood film it sounds like german.
(trying to) Reading a bit further in the thread the maker of these pictures says that stuff in the pads is a gum like thing, so it might not be glue, but not sure.
I've tried opening the plastic screw like thingy at the swivels but that wouldn't budge + it damadges the headphones. Looking at these pictures it's not needed at all.
Lol! Looking even further I have found this picture, I'm going to try removing the pads again. :)
Edit: I tried removing the pads and indeed it looked like the picture above. The only difference being that they seemed to have some glue on them at the part where the clips are. I think i've read something like this in the thread too.
Is there any german guy who's willing to read the thread for me? It's this thread: Info regarding opening starts at page 10. http://www.hifi-forum.de/viewthread-110-13612-10.html
Edited by HolyCheese - 3/24/13 at 7:52am