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post #226 of 1640

The new pads is firmer. Which for some people (includes me) provide better comfort since it prevent the ears to be in contact with the housing. 

 

Mine's broken for sometime and yesterday borrowed shure's SRH840 pads. Works like a charm, a bit warmer not by much, but provide better isolation and amazing comfort. Tried to wear them for around 6 hours straight yesterday. not up to fostex' comfort level but a major improvement.

post #227 of 1640
I'm thinking of using the DT990 pads. Any idea if they will fit?
post #228 of 1640

Do the Shure SRH 840 pads fit properly or is it a workaround?

 

I just saw that the Sure SRH can be used for to mod the Fostex TR50. They also showed Denon pads there. Has anybody got thos pads an can try? they  looked quite comfortable and stronger to me as far as I could see on the pics.


Edited by AlterSack - 3/21/14 at 2:43am
post #229 of 1640

 

It fits properly..


Edited by lexus91 - 3/21/14 at 6:39am
post #230 of 1640

thx - I will try those

post #231 of 1640
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Originally Posted by lexus91 View Post
 

The new pads is firmer. Which for some people (includes me) provide better comfort since it prevent the ears to be in contact with the housing. 

 

Mine's broken for sometime and yesterday borrowed shure's SRH840 pads. Works like a charm, a bit warmer not by much, but provide better isolation and amazing comfort. Tried to wear them for around 6 hours straight yesterday. not up to fostex' comfort level but a major improvement.

 

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Originally Posted by lexus91 View Post
 

 

It fits properly..

 

Oh Dude Oh Dude I hate you!!!

Lol!

I like the SRH840 pads... this makes me wonder... if the Pandora's do well with the SRH840s... ... ALPHA PADS!!!! ;-)

post #232 of 1640
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Originally Posted by gelocks View Post
 

 

 

Oh Dude Oh Dude I hate you!!!

Lol!

I like the SRH840 pads... this makes me wonder... if the Pandora's do well with the SRH840s... ... ALPHA PADS!!!! ;-)

i can try this when i get home.

 

still waiting on those notes with impressions lol;)

post #233 of 1640
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Originally Posted by grizzlybeast View Post
 

i can try this when i get home.

 

still waiting on those notes with impressions lol;)

 

Hopefully this weekend! :p

post #234 of 1640

 

they look absolutely ridiculous. The pads are weird to get on but with practice and holding them right its not bad. I think the best would be some denon pads or something. I also feel these dont sound to good but I would need more time to figure out why. I think the added angle and depth doesnt work in its favor. It is comfortable but I dont even want to try it more. I will let someone else do it. 

 

Good thing is that the original pads come of and go back on really easy

post #235 of 1640

I'd imagine with such difference in distance between the ear and driver it starts sounding very thin with increased treble and bass and less midrange presence (especially 300 - 1000Hz range which is important for many instruments and male vocals which tend to add the "meat/weight" to the sound). At least that's my typical experiences with increased depth versus having your ears sitting next to the driver. So if you want a more thick/smoother sound at the expense of soundstage size then usually having ears closer to the driver helps.


Edited by RPGWiZaRD - 3/22/14 at 12:17am
post #236 of 1640
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Originally Posted by gelocks View Post
 

 

 

Oh Dude Oh Dude I hate you!!!

Lol!

I like the SRH840 pads... this makes me wonder... if the Pandora's do well with the SRH840s... ... ALPHA PADS!!!! ;-)

Its been a while since i listened to my PAndora with the stock pads. (almost one month). It sounded fine though. very very similar to the original pads (from memory). The shure pad provided with better isolation resulted in a slightly (very slight) warmer sound. The bass somewhat a bit more elevated but very subtle and only felt in several recordings.

 

If you can't wait for the new pad ths might be the replacement to go. (SRH840's). From other people impression they said the new replacement pad will retain its sound sig. its a bit firmer than the first pad.

post #237 of 1640

IMO the Shure 840 pads (HPAEC840 is the correct serial Number) do not look as good on the HP as the original Pads but the comfort is way better as the diameter of the Cushion is a little larger which allows my ears to sit more "relaxed". 

 

Soundwise I am still checking - First impression is that they still sound pretty good - i need to check if the mids might be a little more recessed now. 

post #238 of 1640
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Originally Posted by lexus91 View Post
 

 

It fits properly..

how much does this help?

post #239 of 1640

My experience is that they fit better / more comfortable on the ear. I do not get the sore feeling at my ears that I got with the original pads. They are also a little spacier - my ear now fits more easily into the pad. 

On the other hands the looks of the Headphone is definitely altered to the worse IMO. 

post #240 of 1640
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how much does this help?

A LOT! No more sores :D. 

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