i gotten the evo for a few days, some comments. :
the stock pad is made of quite thick pleather, which gives it a feel of better quality..i can live with this pleather to be honest.
the cups are bigger than the denons, beyers, ADs, HE6..so those pads wont fit the EVO the ALphapads wont fit either.
.the LCD/K550pads should fit but i havent try it yet.
i decided to stuff some foam under the pads to angle the drivers.
the clamping force is not strong nor loose, firm enough for my head without it being TIGHHHT.
the headband doesnt seem to have enough "give". so a longer head might be a problem unless u managed to pull up the inner rubber straps more. Generally v comfy, very light on the head.
the foam protecting the drivers are quite thick, i just pinch it off directly without the need to remove the pads...
and the sound is much clearer, witihout it being sibilant,
there is ANOTHER inner smaller-diameter, thin foam glued over the driver.
soundstage left to right is quite good, there is some depth, surprisingly good for a sub 100bucks can.
but of cos the K550 soundstage is much bigger.
the sound is quite balanced without the "upper brass glare" mentioned in the k550thread.
but somehow i think the cups of the evo are not HARD enough...cant explain it.
i might open it up and stick some leather, or pour liquidmetal to harden it.
The color of the sound is quite neutral to cool on my audiogd amp, surprisingly...
quite good separation, enjoying this for classicals.
oppps...the bass...yaaa this can CAN put out some good bass from off my ipad, and audiogd amp...
EARTHWINDFIRE is groovvving right this moment...the bass beat is firm...not sloppy
MJ just came on..REMEMBER THE TIME.. hitting hard thru my audiogd amp.
the cable looks thick, not those thin skinny cheap cable. dun feel a need to change it.
i recommend a BUY if u are on a small budget but wants a "good" sound.
or u just need another can to toss into your truck.
or u need the drivers for transplanting...50mm..slurpssss.
or just gave up on the k550.
Edited by Lorspeaker - 8/6/13 at 5:49pm