Beyerdynamic DT 150: Bloody Brilliant!
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Since no one answered, I took it upon myself to order this cable and try it out..

Before buying, I looked up the specs of the Klotz cable and knew it was low resistance MIC cable, but I am surprised at the difference it makes in sound.
The entire soundstage seems somewhat more defined and slightly better lows.

The Klotz cable is as thick as my vacuum cleaner power cable, although flexible, so expect a slight pull depending on your position.

I measured both the original DT150 cable and this new Klotz cable and the resistance difference is huge.
Original DT150 cable resistanace is about 1.6ohm and the Klotz cable is 0.4hm (measured with a Fluke 179)
At such a short length, headphone cables cannot make any difference in sound. What you heard was placebo effect. Don't waste your time.
 
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Oh I forgot to say; I'm also using the thick acoustic foam over the driver, this gives my ears a good cm less depth in the cups, but I like the smoother highs so I don't bother removing it.

As for your request, there are these pads on ebay that have velour on the top and have the same shape as the DT 150 pads. Just select the "Velour leather" option

https://www.ebay.nl/itm/Lambskin-Le...hash=item214019f04b:m:m6JSVCPUlltC4mABkRq559Q
Thank you! These look great and seem pretty deep. Ordered! Hopefully they'll do the trick!
You say you're using extra foam to smooth the highs. I love smooth and dark signatures, that's why I got the 150s. Do you feel they aren't smooth enough stock? I will probably do the same thing you did. I can't get enough of dark, warm sounds...
 
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Thank you! These look great and seem pretty deep. Ordered! Hopefully they'll do the trick!
You say you're using extra foam to smooth the highs. I love smooth and dark signatures, that's why I got the 150s. Do you feel they aren't smooth enough stock? I will probably do the same thing you did. I can't get enough of dark, warm sounds...
The last time I've tried them without the foam was in another pair I've had in 2017.

They would be smooth without the foam on the stock pads, but on the DT-100 velour they're just a tiny bit too zingy without the foam for my taste.

The DT250-250 ohm, despite having velours, is never out of control and always smooth.
 
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The last time I've tried them without the foam was in another pair I've had in 2017.

They would be smooth without the foam on the stock pads, but on the DT-100 velour they're just a tiny bit too zingy without the foam for my taste.

The DT250-250 ohm, despite having velours, is never out of control and always smooth.
Oh, so the DT250s are even smoother then, hmm? I couldn't decide between the 250 and 150 and went with the 150 just because I noticed the 250 pads were too small for most ears. I'm a sucker for smooth and dark headphones. Should have gone with the 250.
 
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Oh, so the DT250s are even smoother then, hmm? I couldn't decide between the 250 and 150 and went with the 150 just because I noticed the 250 pads were too small for most ears. I'm a sucker for smooth and dark headphones. Should have gone with the 250.
Yes, the DT-250 are smoother (the 250 ohm version that is, haven't tested the 80 ohm version but I've read that it is less refined/more grainy)

It's indeed a matter of if you're willing to put up with the smaller earpads, which are more on-ear than over ear, and they're shallower than the DT-100 velours. And the smaller soundstage, but that really doesn't bother me personally, since I prefer an intimate, smooth natural sound over a wide, airy one.
 
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IMO, the DT250-250 are the ultimate portable cans...
 
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IMO, the DT250-250 are the ultimate portable cans...
They're ''better'', as in more natural and correct sounding, than even most home cans (Hifiman HE-400i, Audeze EL-8 open, Audio Technica AD1000x) I've tried... They would be in the same league as the HD 650 and modded (better than stock) Hifiman HE-500, in terms of natural timbre.
 
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