This is my first time back on the site in 2+ years (I'm a sophomore in college now), but I'm back with something to share! I'm sitting here in my dorm, bored as ...bricks? and for the past few days I've been researching headphones for a friend. Of course Head-fi was the first place I checked... yadda yadda.. Lol anyway, I had the most random idea - mod my V55s (greatest idear evar). I have a broken pair of Sony MDR V6's with Beyerdynamic velour earpads. I missed how much I loved the comfort of the pads that I took off the pads of the V55s and replaced them with the velour. IT'S SO COMFY!!
(For this next section, PLEASE forgive me. my headphone vocab/terminology isn't that great)
The soundstage is of course increased by around a lot of percent, haha. I'm hearing instruments I haven't quite heard or paid attention to now. Unfortunately the bass isn't as prominent now, but I'm sure I'll get used to this. I'm still trying to think of what I can do to get some of that bass back while keeping the velour. The hi's and mids are definitely more elevated or prominent now as well. What I REALLY wanted to do was put the velour pads over the original pads... but it'll be too bulky. Here's some pics!!
Original MDR V55:
In the process:
Bring on the comments! :D