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post #751 of 3090

agreed........although HE-6 had very nice leather (or pleather?) earpads (Id consider them equal to T5ps), HE500 pleather pads were mediocre. As for hifiman velours.........................yeah...................:( 

 

 

on a second thought, I am not sure if the leather pads are different at all or that the HE-6 demo I tried benefit from long wear.....


Edited by Nitori - 1/17/14 at 8:22am
post #752 of 3090
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Originally Posted by Nitori View Post
 

agreed........although HE-6 had very nice leather (or pleather?) earpads (Id consider them equal to T5ps), HE500 pleather pads were mediocre. As for hifiman velours.........................yeah...................:( 

 

 

on a second thought, I am not sure if the leather pads are different at all or that the HE-6 demo I tried benefit from long wear.....

All Hifimans share the exact same accessories including earpads. You're misinformed.

 

The only differences would be accidental product variance.


Edited by jerg - 1/17/14 at 8:27am
post #753 of 3090

That is indeed weird because when I told my retailer that the leather pad on the He-6 was so comfortable he was surprised and agreed to it after closer inspection. Those pads were definitely different from the ones on my He500 back then.

 

Most likely accidental variance as you said. I will try and see if I can get to listen to another He-6 here. 

post #754 of 3090

I wish the cut-out of the pads are oval, not square. A little room above and below would be helpful.

 

My kudos go to HD800 for pad design: Very thin, and yet very soft and comfortable...

post #755 of 3090
Hd700 over hd800 in comfort. The hd700 MELTS to my head.
post #756 of 3090
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Hd700 over hd800 in comfort. The hd700 MELTS to my head.

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post #757 of 3090
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Hd700 over hd800 in comfort. The hd700 MELTS to my head.


I have both in front of me. The pad surface material appears to be the same. But the padding material is way softer on the HD800. I think the larger cups give it a larger surface area to distribute the weight as well.

 

Thick pad's can't be extremely soft, as they would squish. So they're a little hard. In designing HD800, Sennheiser extended the cups way closer to the ear, and then used thin but extremely soft padding material. It does squish, but that's fine because it's thin. 

post #758 of 3090
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Hd700 over hd800 in comfort. The hd700 MELTS to my head.

It's all about ergonomics man, about fitting the earpads/headband specifically to the curvatures of the cheeks and skull (done through complex anatomical moulding as well as self-fitting flexible material), as well as avoiding the pinna of the ears as much as possible.

 

At least with regards to the earcups/earpads, Senn perfected the ergonomics for those with HD700/800.

post #759 of 3090

I find the HD700 pads a little small, even smaller than the HD600. HD700 is very light though.

post #760 of 3090

either way I'm excited about the new ePads! 

post #761 of 3090
Thick pad's can't be extremely soft, as they would squish. So they're a little hard. In designing HD800, Sennheiser extended the cups way closer to the ear, and then used thin but extremely soft padding material. It does squish, but that's fine because it's thin. 
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I don't know the alpha pads from Mr. speaker's are thick and pretty soft and comfy.
post #762 of 3090
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I find the HD700 pads a little small, even smaller than the HD600. HD700 is very light though.

 

The HD700 pads are small as same as the HD800, but they don't have any comfort issues in regard to the pads. 

post #763 of 3090
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Thick pad's can't be extremely soft, as they would squish. So they're a little hard. In designing HD800, Sennheiser extended the cups way closer to the ear, and then used thin but extremely soft padding material. It does squish, but that's fine because it's thin. 
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I don't know the alpha pads from Mr. speaker's are thick and pretty soft and comfy.

LCD-3 pads are also very soft, comfy and yet thick. I'm not claiming that a pad has to be extremely soft to be comfy. But HD800 pads are so very soft that I don't think they can be made as thick as others. 

post #764 of 3090
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The HD700 pads are small as same as the HD800, but they don't have any comfort issues in regard to the pads. 

 

HD800 pads are much larger and padding material is significantly softer. Again, I am not claiming that HD700 is an uncomfortable headphone. But I do find HD800 significantly more comfortable, even though it is heavier. It also feels very open.

 

post #765 of 3090
I can't stand soft and shallow pads as my ears touch the drivers with these, which cause massive irritation...
I love thick memory foam pads.
The Fidelio X1 has amazing velour memory pads if a but stiff initially but after 15 mins they are uber comfy!
If they were replaceable I'd buy a dozen of them!
If there were similar leather/pleather, I wouldn't mind and the shape doesn't bother me as long as they are big enough.
Nor do I care if they are angled or non angled though angled could be more comfy sometimes due to their angled ridge which provides good support for my ears wink.gif
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