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Dekoni Premium Ear Pads for Sennheiser HD 800 & 820

Dekoni Premium Ear Pads for Sennheiser HD 800 & 820

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I missed last drop. so I ordered velour and fenetrated from amazon and it delivered today. I measured and listened also with my hd800s.
pad product quality itself is good enough and comfort. but these... these just change the sound characteristic compare to original pad. (and I knew these would be happen from someone's the reddit/head-fi review)
it lose bass/lower bass a bit which you could notice directly not only from the measurements difference. these may need to be less thick. maybe half thickness itself. original pad only 1/3~1/4 thickness against these. (except plastic rim, pad sponge only)
here is my measurements from hd800s with miniDSP ears. graphs are alinged at 1khz and no smooth aplied. red : stock L/R average. green : fenestrated sheepskin L/R average. blue : elite velour L/R average. (I put the original inner liner stay in)
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I do not recommend these pads to anyone who want to keep original sound characteristic. these look good when just display at headphone hanger and feel comfort when you wearing it on. but sound just different.
SJ_Lee
Can you measure these, I find subjectively it definitely warms up the bottom end without reducing the soundstage size (as they keep the same thickness as stock): https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B07GSWPXV1/ Much cheaper too for great quality, so imo a better value.
elau
thx for additional info. personally, I don't like leather pads. but I will try later if I buy that.
sheepskin
For the love of god please release pads for the 800 headband.
This drop ended right before I knew I was getting hd800's :'c
Bluebair
It’s running again now!
Which model is the least prone to feeling warm, and thus sweating, around the ears? I live with a hot and humid climate so this is my main concern.
construed
Velour or Fenestrated.
dekoni
Thanks, I got the Sheepskin pads but I'm happy with them so far.
Any news on HD700 pads?
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Don't mean to pry but whats the delay now? 7 weeks later and a finished product isn't ready?
Brettclue
Just to let everyone know those pads dropped on dekoni's website. they're avaliable for 79.99 in elite sheepskin, fenestrated and the hybrid and its 59.99 for the elite velour
Received mine today Elite Hybrid and Fenestrated Sheepskin (FS). Installed the FS. The removal tool made uninstalling the original pads a breeze, acouple of minutes each. Uninstalling the FS is a different story. After installation, the sound was muffled so I read comments below and I realized that I needed to remove the original dust covers.
This is where the fun or “frustration” began. I was able to separate the FS pad from the ear cup with the tool again, yet I was unable to remove it completely because of fear to damaging anything. The FS pad was firmly installed in most of the earcup. Luckily, the space between the earcup and pad was big enough for me to use a pair of tweezers to remove the original dust covers. In addition, the tips of my fingers were black from the dye - hum, quality control issues???? The removal tool is pretty beat up too.
The sad part is I purchased two earpads to try and now I am not sure if I should try again to remove the FS and install the hybrid.
I have a HD 800s. Has anyone else experience the same issue? And yes, there is a slight chemical smell. Good luck. Not sure if I would recommend these if this difficult to remove until resolved.
Cheers!
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I agree with your assessment. The build quality isn't great on these, and I'm not pleased at all with the sound. These pads seem to diminish the air of the HD800 significantly, making them just ... mediocre sounding.
It sounds like you may need to take your stock dust covers out before installing the pads. Or, an alternative would be to cut the screen off the dekoni velour earpads and leave the stock dust cover in. I did the latter after trying both ways and I feel the stock dust cover handles reflections in the cup so imaging isn't defused with these pads. I have the elite velour pads also.
just to be completely sure. these are compatible with the HD800S right ?
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HD700 pads soon? any news on that front? I would love to get my hands/ears on a set for my HD700!
Andrew07
Hello,
yes, though I had problems trying to remove mine. Good luck. Cheers.
Yo, any STAX Lambda (L300/L500/L700) pads in the works? Every Dekoni I've ever bought has been amazing.
jdeoxys
I have an OLD Stax flagship, an SR-X mk III from the 70’s, and it sounds absolutely fantastic and rates high even among modern headphones... but I almost never listen to them, because they’re an on-ear headphone. 45 minutes then pain! Part of that is because the pads are toast. my friends make fun of me because we only recently found out Stax never made Velour pads, but my pads were so worn before I got them literally all the pleather had worn off! I’m considering getting one of the new L-series STAX, solely because pads can make or break an otherwise awesome headphone.
jdeoxys
I would love if they made some L700 replacement pads. Almost impossible to find anything in canada.
An acoustic engineer that frequently hangs around on r/headphones measured the 800S in his lab and compared stock pads with the dekoni fenestrated sheepskin pads and got completely different results than what dekoni claims on their site. The biggest change noted is that there is significantly less bass with the fenestrated sheepskin pads.
https://www.reddit.com/r/headphones/comments/83q0j9/dekoni_earpads_for_sennheiser_hd_800_s_with/
Thoughts?
deryck
I think that post makes valid points, but overall is a net positive.
As the engineer said, different measuring gear and even slight differences in how the headphones are seated on the measurement rig can affect the measured outcome. I even think it’s possible, especially if he works for a lab with expensive high end equipment, that his measurement may be more accurate than a small company that just does pads. However, he did say the treble was improved to be less peaky, which can be hard to correct without a very sophisticated EQ with more than a handful of EQ bands, so the HD 800 with fenestrated pads should be easier to EQ. Also, he found the comfort from the deeper cushioning to be an improvement. Lastly, he also said the sheepskin leather would be easier to clean, and last longer than the stock pads.
I think it’s entirely possible the engineer’s measurements are right, but still most of the pads’ goals were still met. There were multiple comments in this discussion thread about how the Hybrid pads actually DID improve the bass, so maybe that one with it’s fully sealed outside face is the one to go for if you want more bass. I have the Elite Velour pads, and mostly I chose it for the price and thicker padding, and I didn’t change my EQ after getting them.
Evshrug
No, it is definitely a net negative, to use your phrasing. He repeatedly states in his post and in the comments that he (1) does not recommend them and (2) would not buy them again. All this, of course, with the caveat that EQ could bridge the gap, which would make them worth it. When paying this much for headphones, I think using EQ is a given, but I know many who pay similar prices for HPs and do not use EQs, so please read the linked thread and do not rely on Evshrug's response. Personally, I'll still buy them since it's nothing EQ can't rectify.
If you were on the fence before about buying these, check out this review and grab them while they're live on MD!
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I wish the made HD 700 pads.
rslatara
Coming very soon eta is 4 weeks!
dekoni
Sweet!
Early shipment notification 👌nice
Is international shipping available?
desik
of course!
Same experience as so many others. Great pads after I cut out the mesh dust protector.
Got my hybrid today, was pretty good, and much more comfortable than the stock ones. The dust protectors i really didnt like since they touched my ears, but with them cut away and using the stock dust protectors, it was really nice.
sripakdee
'much more comfortable' can't be a objective statement. The stock pads are already very comfortable. If comfort means a lot of cloth/mesh/velour touching your face, then yes the Dekonis are hell of a lot more comfortable.
zhouharvey
I subjectively liked that my Dekoni Velour pads were thicker, also the HD 800 stock pads were kind of slick and started to feel weird (greasy) as they got older. The feeling of Velour is more familiar to me than the suede-like material used by Sennheiser, although I liked the stock (bought used) pads of my HD 800 more than the stock pads on the HD 700.
I received my fenestrated sheepskin pads today. They were super easy to switch out and I listened to an album with them tonight and they are more comfortable than the stock pads. They do have a funky chemical smell to them, I hope that dissipates quickly.
BigGreg
It won't dissapate, but either your sweat residue will buffer it, or your nose/brain will filter it soon.
I got mine today (quick to get this dropped shipped). I didn't like the dust protectors that were on the pads themselves, as they touched my ears and I liked the feeling of them not touching my ears from the stock ones. So I cut off the cloth, and kept the original dust protectors in. Super comfortable! Elite Velours
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Fuck I missed this drop somehow. Can you offer these direct on your site? I need two pair for mine and my wife's
Bitvar
Running again now on massdrop!
Bitvar
It’s surprising that after buying two pairs of HD800’s, you still have a wife
Best upgrade I've made in a long time! The Deconi Hybrid pads improved 3 main areas: comfort-much more comfortable -3x as thick, keeps the HD 800s on my head without slipping, improves bass. Now I'm going to wait for hybrid pads for my Sony MDR Z7S (hint-hint)
My Elite Hybrid pads came in today! Super comfy and remind me a lot of the ATH-AD2000 pads, but softer and less fatiguing on the ears. Just like the pictures, they came in a well packaged small box with a prying tool and simple instructions. It took maybe two minutes to remove the old pads and make the new ones click into place.
The picture of the Elite Velour looks like the same picture as the Elite Hybrid. On Deconi's site the Hybrid has leather on the sides and velour touching skin. Was this a mis-print?
hillbilly559
the hybrid does have sheepskin sides and fenestrated sheepskin insides. face is velour.
This is really expensive and I'm sure they're made in China with a huge mark up. I'll buy them from aliexpress instead - probably identical just without a Dekoni box.
zoomorph
I had that thought but later I realize that's not true. Things can look similar when they are actually different. While I like cheap stuff, I don't think the Dekoni ones are like re-packaged shit from taobao as you said. I like the Dekoni pads and their business, and they didn't pay me money to defend for them.
Please develop Focal Elear/C/U earpads, I really need them more than any of the available ones, and I believe many people will concur.
zhouharvey
Being released in April!! You’ll see it on massdrop soon!
dekoni
Too late for me... I already sold my elear...
How is the elite sheepskin compared to velour, fenerated sheepskin or hybrid?
omniweltall
You can see the sound signatures lower in the thread. Sheepskin keeps more low end, velour doesn't heat up. Hybrid is a mix of the best of both worlds.
(EDIT: Make sure to remove the built in dust covers! It muffles the treble if you don't!) Just installed my Elite Hybrids. Tighter sound, deeper bass, and very comfortable.
fredramsey
I bought the same and definitely an upgrade to the stock pads. These pads are amazing!!!!
Received my fenestrated sheepskin pads yesterday, much sooner than I expected. Replacing the pads was pretty straightforward and I find them to be more comfortable than the original pads. Sound doesn't seem to change much. Quick question, are the dust covers that came with the headphone supposed to be taken out or left in when swapping the pads?
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deryck
I messaged Dekoni on their website. The founder replied:
"You are meant to not use the stock dust cover with the ear pads"
Guth
Thanks!
These just arrived. I got the Fenestrated Sheepskin one. I can't really tell a difference in sound vs the official pads. Just want to note that these are wayyyy easier to put on than the official pads. It took me 30 minutes of struggling to get the official pads on, but these just pop in.
Guys please don't ruin the discussion part by introducing some random HD800 aftermarket pads. I'm sure you have a clear answer in mind whether you want to buy those aftermarket pads or the Dekoni pads. 44.99 sounds like a good price especially when you compare it to the stock price, and there really aren't a lot of options out there.
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Thanks man!!!
God haha that sounds amazing!! My one complaint with the HD 800 was pressure building up on the top of my head. Thanks so much for the reply! I would like that comment over and over again if I could hahaha
Which pads are best for the HD800S?
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Which one doesn´t affect the stock sound?
SMDMarioFlores
They will all have an effect, but the smallest change would be the velour or fenestrated.