So what replacement pads out there would fit the Spirit Pro?
I've ruled out the Brainwavz HM5 pads for being too large and the loss of bass is significant due to the pad wall being outside the cup wall. I was considering the V-Moda XL pads but the odd shape may not work. The other constraint is that the pad wall needs to cover part of the cup otherwise the bass will be lost. So the inner dimensions of the pad need to be larger but no too larger.
The ring the pads attach to is:
- 8.9cm x 7.9cm in outer dimensions
- 5.7cm x 5.3cm in inner dimensions
- The stock pad wall is 20mm wide.
- The inner cup size is 50mm tall by 40mm wide
The aim should be pads with an inner cup height of 64mm. That is the height of the average ear. So we need pads with a inner cup size of 65mm. Lose 8mm from the pad wall and you could fit the average ear inside. Bass will be lost due to the decreased wall area but hopefully not a huge amount will be lost.
V-Moda XL pads out dimensions:
- Length: 93mm
- Width: 75mm
- Depth: 24mm
You can see the XL pads have a height and width that is about the right.
They aren't available in the UK so I can't test them. If someone else can then that would be highly appreciated. You'd have to remove the plastic attachment piece from the XL pads and then double-sided sticky tape on the Focal plastic attachment piece.