Did anyone ever get around to trying these with DT880 pads? Overall comfort is great, but the stock pads are definitely the weak link. If we can get the beyer velours on them, these would be heavenly.
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I tried swapping the pads once but they didn't fit properly, I think that if you fiddle around with them and have a lot of patience eventually you will get them to fit..
Interesting, thanks. I take it you weren't able to get them on? I'm curious if it affects the sound quality at all
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unfortunately not, however i think ive read somewhere that someone swapped the ma900 with SRH940 pads and they did fit properly.. dont know about sound though
Yeah, I figured as much. Still the allure of the all-day comfort is very tempting.. May be worth the trade-off if it doesn't affect it too much
Let's see how it goes.
I love MA900 so much, that I'm considering my next jump must be something like HD800, I'm not seeing myself using something with smaller soundstage than MA900.
Shure 1540 pads: Too bassy, mids are recessed
1840 pads, too thin, and harsh.
Since the 940 pads are supposed to seal well, it's most likely gonna be like the 1540 pads.
that with stock sponge? I gonna cut the sponge that comes in pads.
My hope is find a good balance between increasing comfort with change in stock signature sound.
I received my ma900 and found it to be pretty amazing directly from the xonar u3, but now i'm wondering how better it could be by using a dac like fiio e17 or e07k, i mean, the difference will be night and day, or just slightly better?
I have since today a good upgrade for the MA900: I cut the sponge inside the Shure 940 pads and the transparency of MA900 returned to normal levels compared with sponge. These pads make them even more comfortable and increases the soundstage width. keeping this setup for sure.
Inicial this pads have some oval shape, but cutting the sponge break that Shap, I must now leave the pads 1or 2 days with some kind of bottle or glass inside the pads to force their circle shape gets permanent.
Edited by pack21 - 7/29/14 at 3:02pm
I'm sorry but having owned the MA900 and used them on a variety of amps of different levels of power and quality, I'll still stand by my opinion that the MA900 benefits more from synergy/tonal balance of an amp, and not an amps quality/power.
I.e., I prefer the MA900 with my lowly E17 vs my $500 Compass 2 or SA-31.
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