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Dekoni Premium Pads for Sennheiser HD 700

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Man this just ended? Ive been waiting on a deal for hd700 pads FOREVER :(
Bawla47
check ebay, they are cheaper than on dekoni's site
Helpbot
thanks, ill check that out
The velours are a swing and a miss imo. I feel like the large soundstage that made this headphone so cool to listen to in the first place is gone. Now it feels like I don't have much reason to be wearing these headphones at all, also they are so thick it makes the light clamping force more tight on your head (They don't compress at all when you put them on, maybe they need to be worn in?). Mostly though, I just feel a lack of air, and I think just looking at the pads once they are attached shows my issue with these, the very edges of the cups around the driver are tucked away so any sound that reacts with that area of the cups will have to fight to get through to your ear beyond the large Dekoni Pads. I'll probably be returning these, Sibilance was mostly unchanged for me as well (At least with my tattered old pads the sibilance has an air and purpose). Piano sounds boomy, that was my main issue with the Sheepskin pads as well, it's not as bad as those, but still unacceptable considering it wasn't an issue before.
Just got my velour pads. Has anyone else had trouble clipping them in? They don't seem to go in at all, the old pads are no problem.
Happydreamss
yea, i had trouble, was a pain in the ass.
Helpbot
Yes i cant seem to clip mine
Received & installed my Elite Velour pads for my HD700s today. Sound very nice.
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I see, I'm glad i ordered a tube hybrid amp then. My pre-owned hd700s pads are so old (and now the stitching came undone!) that I'm sure the sound will still improve in my experience. Thanks!
Helpbot
One of my original pad covers on the HD 700 had come loose as well, with the foam peaking out. I have Elite Hybrids on my HD 800 set, Both sets are very comfortable. This is my tube buffer below Audio Horizons Tube Buffer TB 5.1.1.
http://www.audio-horizons.com/pages/tube_buffer.html
I just got a shipping notification.
lol my hd700 just got here. redrop pls
Does anyone know if it works on the GSP?
I wanted to add an addendum to my post with the measurements. While looking at the measurements alone you see the peak on the high end is still there. What you don't see is how the changes in the mid range and low end can help to mask the higher frequencies. The way the system takes a measurement is it "plays" every frequency between 10hz and 24000hz in 511 individual increments and measures each frequency independently of one another so you actually don't see the interaction of one frequency with another. Generally speaking, lower frequencies tend to mask higher ones.
In conclusion, I need to maybe make a pink noise measurement to accurately see the frequency interaction. What you see in my last post is the straight point source raw data.
I will say, to my ears, the high end peak people don't like is lessened or at least, not as noticeable, due to the other changes the pads incurs.
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tdkocen
I agree, take the recent Campfire Audio Andromeda S for example. The measurements show the treble response has not changed over the original Andromeda but many people perceive less treble due to the new, more prominent mid driver.
I do feel it's helpful if you could point people to a pad that lessens the perceived treble spike the most.
Thanks
Just posted about the Elite sheepskin here and on head-fi impressions thread
Well i'd like feedback from anyone who bought them once they get time to try them out, i was looking forward to these hoping it would help tame the treble spike but according to their graphs it actually worsens it which defeats the purpose i wanted them for. Oh well suppose ill take a gamble and try out the modhouseaudio mod that seems to be hit and miss.
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I realize I'm being a bit unfair when it comes to Piano.. it does get boomy with stock pads in the lower notes. I didn't like the Dekoni Velour more than Stock, I liked the Sheepskin but the bass could get quite a bit more bloated to me. I've only been listening for a couple hours, I can't say that I found the Dekoni Velour pads to be comfortable though, there was a very obvious pressure on my head which made them less comfortable which irked me a lot. I ordered a fresh set of Sennheiser pads from Amazon (which come in handy if i just sell these headphones XD). I won't be hasty, I will keep trying them until I meet the return date.
Helpbot
Well one of my gripes with the 700 was the fact that there wasnt enough clamping force as it wobbled too much on my head. These pads seem to reduce that to a lot better state for me. As someone who wears glasses too. Almost all my headphones usually hurt after awhile but these like the stock pads dont bother me. I do think that the original pads are more accurate but I find the dakoni to give it a warmer and sound that is often welcomed if you just want to relax. It's just my opinion, nor am I professional analyst haha.
Ordered a set of Fenestrated Sheepskin for my HD 700s. I have the Elite Hybrids for my set of HD 800. I am hoping the Fenestrated Sheepskin will be a touch cooler to the ears.
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I thought the Stock pads are valour? Mine feel like they may have a felty type texture covering on them though..? Is that what you’re talking about?
i am not familiar with pad rolling but having a pair of HP for 2-3 years even though my pads look in perfect shape I am sure they broken in on the inside so I might join this drop I cannot decide on which pads to go with here. i wear glasses as well.
any help?
RareAirs
I am in same boat but ended up opting for velour since it's most similar to the stock in terms of sound while still getting the differences. I have glasses as well. Plus velour keeps you cool more than the leather options but it truly is preference because leather ear pads do provide different sound and sound isolation.
Edit: I have had an issue with the outer layer of the headband cushion flaky off when friction occurs in certain ways. I think it's the same material as the ear pads. I have had mine for probably 2 years now, but I bought them from Ebay, so the original owner had it for about a year.
This could be the fix for what was Sennheiser's most-hated headphone.
EDIT: Each pad makes the HD700's treble spike of death considerably worse. I am speechless.
thefitz
I never used the HD800 or higher yet, but the HD700 is by far my current fave headphones. I just wish that it had a little bit more clamping force and I wish it sounded a little warmer.
edit: I found this mod, that is relatively cheap and simple to install, that should be able to help reduce the issues that you were mentioning. https://www.modhouseaudio.com/hd700-mod/hd700-mod-kit
Yes!!!!!!! Elite hybrid..... been waiting on these!
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I think they have a good feel to them, but if you have a beard it can catch....but that is a random thing. It isn't as smooth as stock but is softer I think.
Darthpool
I definitely like it being smooth, but I will have to take a chance. Nothing in life is perfect.
In regards to the beard, I usually am clean shaving but recently been growing out the stache and beard, but In regards to the beard, it only grows on my chin, below my lips, and a patch on both sides of my cheeks, but I shave the patch because it looks terrible and there is so many gaps between hairs that it just looks like I am growing fuzz rather than a beard.
So happy to see this drop here! Great!!!
Can you please make one for the Beyerdynamic Amiron Home? I often dont use it because the earpads are too thin and my ears are constantly pressed against the inside of the earcups causing pain after awhile. Are the pads, that you normally make, thicker than the original pads that came with the headphones?
Also, is the velour version more comfortable than the original earpads of the HD700? Also, how much of a difference in sound is it between the hybrid and velour? I am concerned that the spike in the higher frequencies with the hybrid might cause fatigue, but I'm not sure if it will or not, plus I prefer to minimize leather as much as possible to be more animal friendly. Is it a large difference in sound or is it just more apparent on paper? Also, how firm is the foam and what kind of foam is used?
One of my concerns too is that the stock pads match the style of the headphones more, plus I think looks a bit nicer due to no stitching, but if it makes the headphones sound better and make them more comfortable, I would go for it, but I have no way of knowing which is the best option for me, or if I even should get one, without trying it, so I am going to have to just hope that I will like it as I will not be able to return them if I don't like them.
Ask and you shall receive! Here's the measurements of the different variants V Stock for this headphone!
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I wonder how these will change the sound. Very interested. Anyone have any idea?
Happydreams
I just added measurements to the discussion