- Jul 12, 2016
The hm5 hybrids definitely don't seal better than the stock ones. I can't see the regular hm5's seal better than the stock pads. With the stock pads your ears are going to be close to the driver. However the stock pads have a large plastic piece in them which covers a small portion of the driver. The hm5 hybrids make a perfect circle around the driver. I use the hybrids with my x-00's, they clear up the mids but bring down the bass a bit. If you like bass then leave the stock pads. The hybrids will bring more treble. I would like to try the regular hm5's because they would probably bring more bass because of the better seal but still have the clear mids, correct me if I'm wrong.