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post #1306 of 1457
Jeez at this point I'm thinking about buying the hm5 and reselling it without the extra ear pads.
post #1307 of 1457

Sorry Hi-Fi Guy, I might be missing something here......but why don't you just buy the pads?

http://www.mp4nation.net/brainwavz-earphones/brainwavz-hm5-spare-earpad-1pc

post #1308 of 1457
They are out of stock...
post #1309 of 1457
http://www.amazon.com/gp/aw/d/B0085O7DG2/ref=mp_s_a_1_1?qid=1395762486&sr=8-1&pi=SY200_QL40

Would these work?

Also did anyone ever find out if the alpha pads worked on these?
Edited by Hi-Fi Guy - 3/25/14 at 8:54am
post #1310 of 1457
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Originally Posted by Brian L View Post
 

 

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. 

 

Thanks for the update, Brian! I'll be shooting you an email when I'm ready to give these babies another try!

post #1311 of 1457
Got my FiiO E11 for these biggrin.gif can't wait to try it out.
post #1312 of 1457

Just got done listening to these at a library and its amazing how much better they sound in a quite place rather than a noisier place like a cafe. Even though the comfort has improved, isolation is still bad with the stock pads. Someone needs to find out pads besides the HM5s that work with these!

post #1313 of 1457

It's kind of obvious but any headphone sounds better in a quiet place.

 

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Originally Posted by Stuff Jones View Post
 

Just got done listening to these at a library and its amazing how much better they sound in a quite place rather than a noisier place like a cafe. Even though the comfort has improved, isolation is still bad with the stock pads. Someone needs to find out pads besides the HM5s that work with these!

post #1314 of 1457
Yeah but the difference for these is greater than other headphones I've used - they don't do a great job of blocking out outside sounds with stock pads.
post #1315 of 1457

It might be because these headphones are not too bass heavy (emphasis on sub bass) so that easily gets drowned out with outside noise.

 

I wonder when headroom will make charts for these headphones (or if they will at all).


Edited by Semont - 3/26/14 at 12:31am
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post #1317 of 1457
The very last graph on that site is interesting, it essentially showed no attenuation of outside sound in the 1-400hz range. This would explain not sounding good in noisier places and might explain why some find the lower midrange to have a dip.
post #1318 of 1457

Wow thanks for the chart. I'm actually surprised that the bass response on the 545 is actually lower than the 550 since the 545 does sound bassier. The smaller enclosure probably plays a large role in forming the perceived sound of the bass.

 

The bass distortion as shown on the graphs is quite severe but the perceived sound tells the opposite story.

 

I guess frequency charts don't even begin to tell the story haha.


Edited by Semont - 3/26/14 at 2:42pm
post #1319 of 1457
I've been listening to these with my E11 all day and I love it. biggrin.gif
post #1320 of 1457
I get the best sound from my Audioengine D1 it just makes the K545 sing. Glad you found the right solution for you.

I still say the K545 is one of the best headphones at it's price for sound and love its comfort.
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