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Modding My Audio Technica ATH - M50

Discussion in 'Headphones (full-size)' started by farhanr, Sep 15, 2012.
  1. FarhanR
    Hi guys,
     
    Ive been using M50s (Old model) for over a year now. They are good sound wise (a little bass heavy) but the comfort SUCKS. After wearing them for a few minutes, your ears get sweaty and paining. So i've thinking of the 2 below options are if they are strongly recommended 
     
    1) Changing the Ear cushions, below is the Amazon link, it doesnt specify if it can fit on M50s so i would like your opinion on them.If possible please post your links below. I can only hope that changing ear pads don't 
     
    http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0016MF7W2/ref=s9_simh_gw_p23_d6_i1
     
    2) The Bass is a bit too heavy, i use them for Professional purpose and its a little problem since you dont get accurate sound. Is there a work around for it? Like is it possible too cut its bass a little?
     
    Also, ive been secondarily thinking of jumping to Beyer Dynamics DT-770. I'd like your thoughts on the same too.
     
    Thanks
    -Farhan
    (India)
     
  2. jupitreas
    The DT250 earpads do fit the ATH-M50 but they change their sound in a significant way. They are also slightly smaller than the ATH-M50's original pads and this coupled with the clamp of these headphones could make them quite uncomfortable.
     
    Instead, I found that it is best to simply sow a layer of cotton onto the original pads. The sound remains the same but they become far more comfortable.
     
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  3. FarhanR
    TELL ME MORE! What should i be careful about? How exactly you open them? This idea is GREAT, i dont know it was THAT accessible!
     
  4. jupitreas
    Just remove the earpads (they come right off) and sow a layer of cotton onto them. (around the doughnut shaped bit). As for decreasing bass, you might consider covering up one or more of the bass ports.
     
  5. FarhanR
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    Quite dont get how you did it. Did you thread them over your stock cups? 
     

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