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HFI-780 Earpad replacements

post #1 of 10
Thread Starter 

I currently have HM5 pads on them, but I fine them a little too soft. I was wondering if there are any I should try that are less squishy or have more full pads material does not matter.

post #2 of 10

i like the beyer dt 250 pads :) 

post #3 of 10
Stuff toilet paper in between the pads and the drivers before you decide you want new pads. Make sure it's stuffed to the maximum, it's much more comfortable.
post #4 of 10
Thread Starter 

I already tried that and for me it muffled them a fair bit i've even tried to stuff cotton piping under the pad but i couldn't get it to stay in the same spot...

post #5 of 10
What worked for me was to kind of roll the toilet paper up like a cigarette (that's the only way I can think of it, non smoker here) and I think it took me 3 separate pieces. They still come out now and then but it's no problem for me. You could use some double sided tape and put it on the tops and bottom of the toilet paper to.
If that doesn't work, then I did hear that the dt250 pads fit, but you will lose some isolation.
post #6 of 10
Thread Starter 

I think im going to use luke's idea when i use the HM5 pads during the winter and i'll get the dt250 ones for the summer if my memory serves me right they are a cloth material correct?

post #7 of 10

The DT250 pads are made of velour, likely as comfy, or more comfy, but don't isolate as much. I also have heard that they push the mids back a little... Maybe that was with another headphone. Not sure.

Also I am not sure what are you are reffering to, I never said anything about switching them out during the winter and summer :) But if you do plan on doing that, I would assume the HM5 pads would  be better for winter, they keep my ears nice and snugly redface.gif

Another idea would be to try to reduce the clamping force so they aren't as pressed on your ears. I stretched mine over the box they came in (headphone box upright and front of it facing me) for 2-3 minutes and it decreased greatly.


Edited by lukEM22 - 5/5/13 at 8:45pm
post #8 of 10
Thread Starter 
Hmmm that's for all of your suggestions everyone my last inquiry is, do the dt250s have a middle cloth piece under all the pads?
post #9 of 10
I remember reading here that some people reported sound signature change with DT250 pads. Just one extra option to consider - Ultrasone Edition 9 pads are said to fit HFI-780 and are still available at some Ultrasone distributors, altho are pretty expensive - IIRC around 120 EUR here in Europe.
post #10 of 10
Thread Starter 

Does anyone know if the Shure 940 velour pad will fit on 780's they fit on m50's so I figured they might be in the ball park

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