- Dec 13, 2014
- Gurgaon, India
And now it doesn't even look close to stockI bought the Philips SHL3300 as an impulse buy when they were on sale because of the good reviews. The stock pads suck and hurt pressed on the ear instead of around the ear. They sounded like crap so I tried some velour pads and they still sounded like crap as all the bass got sucked out without a good seal. I put the stock pads back on and the Philips SHL3300 sat in a drawer, unused for a couple of years.
I found and read this thread recently and followed the directions to take off the orange grille. I then ordered $13 thick oval leather (pleather?) pads from Amazon titled, "Tranesca Leather Replacement earpad/Ear Cushion/Ear Cover for Big OVEREAR Headphones (Fits a Great Variety of Headphones) - Black" https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B06XRH8WPJ/
Now they fit around the ear with so much comfort.
As so many have already attested to, the highs opened up with the grille removed. So far, I have maybe $30 to $40 invested and yet they sound like a much pricier headphones. Perhaps they might compete with $100 to $150 headphones. They even sound better than Cooler Master MH-751/MH-752.
Now they sound AMAZING! The bass is deep and I can feel the headphone pushing in and out from the suspension of these thick pads that seal them to my head.
The next obstacle was the hard headband hurting my head. I read somewhere that someone used a seatbelt cover from their vehicle. I scavenged mine out of my vehicle because it serves no purpose and only gets in the way when using a seatbelt. So now with no more painful head, here is how it looks.
The cable is still in good condition since this headphone has never seen much use until now. I ordered the recommended 3.5 jacks from China today, October 19, 2020 on eBay coming from China. The scheduled arrival is January 6, 2021. I think the stock cable should last me three months until the jacks arrive. The jacks total cost including shipping was only US $4.06 for twenty pieces. Can't beat that price.
So is the sound and comfort