MX500 w/ ratshak pads 33-376 ARE AMAZING
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So I lost my ear pads on my mx500s and noticed without the pad's that the bass loses it's deepness and that the soundstage has almost completely deminishes

well anyways I wear my buds at a low volume while riding my scooter around, and I went to ratshak and picked up these earbud replacement 33-376.

these things are thick and look huge, but they are thick and paddy but they do fit in the ear I find better because it is tighter but without any uncomfortable pressure.

and sound?
well the sound goes from trebely to a warmer tone
the midrange is still there
and the sound stage is immediately improved...
bass is punchier and deeper and controled

the sound? simular to my sr-80 grado's for a lot cheaper
and more portable

very happy with the results

go ahead and give it a try sometime guys
 
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Lol, you can notice the sound differences between two different pads while riding around in a scooter?
 
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I haven't listened to my Senn MX4/500s in over 3 months...

Ouch!!

Are these purely standard, thicker foamies we're talking here?
 
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I didnt like how u state that the mx500 with the pads sound similar to sr80.
 
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I can't find replacement pads for my MX500 and E888 anywhere here in Lisbon, not even at Fnac like someone mentioned.

I think I will have to resort to bribing someone in the US to buy me some...
 
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Quote:

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Lol, you can notice the sound differences between two different pads while riding around in a scooter?


Hmmm, now that I think about it, that is a pretty good question.
 
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Sounds more like one of them soundless "hoverbikes" to me...
 
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Maybe they just have some nicely-paved streets where he lives
Most scooters are relatively quiet anyways.
 
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Wind, road noise, microphonics from vibrations, etc...
 
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Thank you for this mod. tip!

I have a MX-400 (CAD$25 also from RS); and those RadioShack 33-376 foam pads make my MX-400 sounds richer and fuller. I like my MX-400 before and I am even happier with it now with those RS foam pads.

Great inexpensive (i.e., CAD$5) mod for the MX-400/500!

Pretty nice sound from a CAD$30+ earbud/foam pad combo!
 
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pandabear:

would u like to buy my koss ksc50's? i dont use them much anymore since i have my grado 60's for home and sony ex70's for the go...would u like them?
 
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Like KR, I did this ages ago. In fact, I bought the pads the day BEFORE I got the mx500s!
 
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Care to send those pads to me to carry out my own comparative 'test'? All in the interest of science of course!


I haven't used my MX400 since I got my Grado SR80 & HD600. Still waiting for my ER4s & T/Airheads to arrive..
 
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HI: It seem to me that rat shack replacement pads for any can are better than what comes with the can. One up for rat shack.
 
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