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My cans are too hot! (Bout to mod it UP)

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I just bought some ATH-A700's and I'm pretty satisfied with the sound quality and comfort, but after 20+ minutes of use my ears begin to get hot and humid from the lack of airflow.

Let's brainstorm on some solutions!

I could:
1. Drill a small hole on each side that will allow a small breathing vent.
2. Punch very small holes on the sides of the cushioning.
3. Replace the plasticish covering on the cushioning with a breathable material.

That's everything I can think of.

I don't know if some of these solutions will work and if they may result in undesired quality change of the build and/or sound.

Questions, comment, concerns? I gotta cool those ears, man!
post #2 of 6
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Also, avatar related (me after 1+ hours of use)
post #3 of 6
Shoulda' gone with the AD700s

Also, I don't recommend drilling holes. Doesn't sound good for the headphones.

At best, you should change the pads as that might be the best thing you can really do to really lower head temps.

Or install water cooling unit on your head.

Up to you.
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Really don't drill holes in your cans, you wouldn't drill a hole in a guitar.
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post #5 of 6
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Originally Posted by Simca View Post
Shoulda' gone with the AD700s

Also, I don't recommend drilling holes. Doesn't sound good for the headphones.

At best, you should change the pads as that might be the best thing you can really do to really lower head temps.

Or install water cooling unit on your head.

Up to you.
Is replacing the pads an easy process or am I going to have to cut and glue?
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Is replacing the pads an easy process or am I going to have to cut and glue?
Taking them out is supposedly as easy as pulling them, but putting them back in is a bit trickier. Look up a youtube video on how to replace the pads.

What are you current pads? Leather or Velour? May not even matter.
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