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post #1291 of 1723
The creaking noise wasn't coming from the drivers for sure. It was more in the housing above the speakers where the headband slides in.
Edited by Hi-Fi Guy - 3/23/14 at 12:27am
post #1292 of 1723
That's exactly where my creaking issues occured... on both sides.

The right driver issue was a completely seperate issue than that of the creaking...
post #1293 of 1723

Oh I understand. :L3000:

post #1294 of 1723

Did you find what was causing the creaking noise?

post #1295 of 1723

Any luck swapping the pads for beefier ones? 

 

I am not getting a great fit with my pair because I think my ears stick out too much. For reference, the thick LCD2 pads work wonderfully.

post #1296 of 1723

Tibwolf, I had very similar thoughts when I first got my 545's. They felt too shallow and uncomfortable. Over time, however, I have found that the issue slowly dissolves away and they adapt to you comfortably.

post #1297 of 1723

I found it quite helpful to swivel my earcups because they weren't perfectly uniform.

post #1298 of 1723
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Originally Posted by Change is Good View Post


Razordog is extremely reliable. Brian replaced my first unit and refunded me for the second...

Its not razordog... its AKG...

And doesn't Best Buy do a 30 day price match? Go get your partial refund, if so, my friend...

 

AKG is looking into this model and some of the QC issues. Many of the initial production runs had crinkling and balance issues. Most of that seems to be better as it's been a while since I had one come back with issues. 

post #1299 of 1723

hey guys,

 

so does anyone know where I can get HM5 pads other than the mp4nation website, they've been sold out there for a while.

post #1300 of 1723
Glad to hear AKG might be sorting this out Brian. It unfortunately has hurt the reputation of a very good sounding headphone.
post #1301 of 1723

Sorry for asking but the largest pressing issues for this headphone is the flexing drivers and decibel loss on the left side right?

 

I occasionally hear my own pair flex and initially I thought they were imbalanced at one point but so far they seem okay. A lot of the crinkling I hear when I turn my head actually comes from the earpads moving against the housing of the drivers.

 

When I push against my earcup to purposely flex the drivers, it seems the right side flexes louder than the left side.

 

Also I hope MP4 stocks the HM5 earpads eventually.

post #1302 of 1723
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Also I hope MP4 stocks the HM5 earpads eventually.

One can only hope. *sigh*

post #1303 of 1723

The HM9 pads seem like they would work. Hopefully MP4 will have the replacement pads up for sale soon.

post #1304 of 1723

Reading about the HM9, it appears they are one of these in between on ear and over ear size headphones. So you might have as much or more issues with them as compared to the original pads. But if they are not to expensive they might be worth taking a chance on.

post #1305 of 1723
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Originally Posted by dweaver View Post
 

Reading about the HM9, it appears they are one of these in between on ear and over ear size headphones. So you might have as much or more issues with them as compared to the original pads. But if they are not to expensive they might be worth taking a chance on.

 

+1...  The HM9 pads are on-ear pads that cover your entire ear.  At least when they are on the HM9, they act that way. 

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