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KAM HP-1 earpad replacement

post #1 of 5
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I was looking to see if anyone knew of replacement velour or pleather earpads that will fit the KAM HP-1.

I just got this headphone and while the comfort is ok, I was just curious if such replacements could be found.

I know KAM supposedly sells replacement earpads, but I assume they are the same material as the stock pads.
post #2 of 5
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I've spoken to an eBay vendor who sells earpads for the Samson SR950 which looks very similar to the KAM HP-1. I've actually heard Samson may have manufactured the KAM HP-1 model for KAM Instruments.

I've already got a pair of these earpads on the way, so we shall see...
post #3 of 5
Thread Starter 

So just an update...

 

The Samson SR850/950 velour velvet pads came in.

Though they do fit the KAM HP-1 perfectly, they basically kill the sound of the headphone.

 

The stock pads have a very thin piece of fabric sewed into the earpad which covers the driver.

The replacement pads don't have any center fabric but instead include a circular dampening fabric which is much thicker than the stock fabric (problem 1).

 

The stock pads also have more cushion to them than the replacement pads (problem 2).

 

Problem 1 caused the sound to be destroyed mostly - the clarity was mostly gone, the bass (already light) was now non-existent.

Problem 2 killed the sound stage - basically took them from a headphone that sounded partially open to an old radio playing next to you (or in the next room because of problem 1 really..)

 

If a different center fabric was used, problem 1 may be solved, but without more cushion to the pad, the sound stage is still going to suffer.

 

TL;DR;

 

Samson SR850/950 replacement pads (not stock) fit perfectly but provide far worse sound from the KAM HP-1.

post #4 of 5

...I have a pair of these on loan from someone. The stock [pads are annoying. The Shure SRH series pads fit them though. The velour destroy the sound signature, but the leather ones are great...

post #5 of 5
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Originally Posted by fleasbaby View Post

...I have a pair of these on loan from someone. The stock [pads are annoying. The Shure SRH series pads fit them though. The velour destroy the sound signature, but the leather ones are great...

Thanks for the info!

I sold these quite awhile ago as I found I just didn't like the sound signature as much as other headphones I had. Still useful to know though - definitely agree that in my tests, velour was just awful for them.
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