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Ohneoz!!
My PC160' died. my lil' brother smashed the thing around after he got pwnt on mario kart DS by some azn.
so now i've got the Sennheiser HD435, quite nice headphone. no mic attached/on it, but i use it for my mp3 player and listening music on my pc.
it was quite cheap, and performs great. even better than my olde' PC160's
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These are what you are looking for.

You'll have to do a bit of cutting to get them the way you want, but it's worth it in the end. The normal cushions that come with the SR60's are not very good at all from what I've heard.
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Appreciate it brother, however;

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What is it i should be looking for? And, if i did need to mod these, you'd tell/show me how, right
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Appreciate it brother, however;

What is it i should be looking for? And, if i did need to mod these, you'd tell/show me how, right
Argh, darn links.

Go to SennheiserUSA.com > Shop tab > Parts > then scroll down to HD414 in "select product" > cushions > H-19545.

Yes, I would gladly help you with modding them. Also, I think they will ship to the UK. They have a UK site, but I can't seem to find parts for order at the moment.

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Do they have to be yellow??

How easy / costly would it be for me to dye them?

Are there any others that would fit? These, for example?
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Do they have to be yellow??

How easy / costly would it be for me to dye them?

Are there any others that would fit? These, for example?
I hear you on the color. Yes, they can be dyed using any basic fabric dye (costs about $2 here in the States).

The one you linked to looks virtually the same as the stock Grado comfies. I suggest the Senn pads because they have much more cushion and if reversed produce a sound very similar to bowl pads (the stock pads for Grado SR80 and up). In this case, the Senn pads will both feel and sound better.
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Yeah, I wish I could have a chance to hear each one, I like the Beyer sound sig just because it's neutral and very accurate. I wish there were some head-fi meets around here...
You like the DT880 sound sig for neutrality and accuracy. I'm guessing you haven't heard DT770s, because neutrality certainly is not their business. DT770, DT880, and DT990 are all very different headphones, with very unique characteristics from one another.
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I hear you on the color. Yes, they can be dyed using any basic fabric dye (costs about $2 here in the States).

The one you linked to looks virtually the same as the stock Grado comfies. I suggest the Senn pads because they have much more cushion and if reversed produce a sound very similar to bowl pads (the stock pads for Grado SR80 and up). In this case, the Senn pads will both feel and sound better.
i also own these with the same reversed HD414 pads. i got into the whole the sound thing, i was even on a few forums just for headphones, i went through like 9 pairs of cans, and landed on these. i am still very content with their sound and comfort after about a year.

edit: i listen to nu-jazz
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You like the DT880 sound sig for neutrality and accuracy. I'm guessing you haven't heard DT770s, because neutrality certainly is not their business. DT770, DT880, and DT990 are all very different headphones, with very unique characteristics from one another.
Oh yea, I forgot about that, I've heard that the DT880 and the DT990 were quite similar.
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Oh yea, I forgot about that, I've heard that the DT880 and the DT990 were quite similar.
From what I've heard, the DT880 is brighter and more detailed, while the DT990 is warmer and smoother.
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Just for clarification, I technically did not say that the RS1's were superior to the HD580's, but I can see now that I was suggesting it. That was not prudent, and I apologize. Grado, Sennheiser, and Beyer Dynamic are very different from one another in sound signature and should be looked at objectively when comparing.
Not to open a can of worms or anything ... but I think if we spoke of headphones entirely from an objective viewpoint then we'd be neatly destroying the very thing that's so special about listening thru headphones, and that is ...

... that the music affects us in a way that makes us want to move, sing, break things or praise god; the music affects us emotionally and personally and therefore I'd hate to feel anybody bound by the idea of objectivity when discussing their preferences in headphones. I mean, objectivity is great for science and mathematics and geometry ... but for music?

But I do think we should consider tact and inclusiveness as (sort-of) boundaries (emotions are involved after all!).



IMHO ... if you've demo'd two sets of cans then it's perfectly correct and prudent (politically and otherwise) to say that one is better than the other ...

Just so long as you either reiterate the obvious subjective nature (cause it can only be) of the claim or, otherwise expect your audience to apply such subjectivity to your comment by default.

The headphones are machines, but we most certainly are not.

Therefore I think it's quite okay to rant about one can or the other ... but with tact and a constant eye towards the fact that folks get attached to their machines and some take offense easily.

...

Funny thing, ...

Recently I asked a rather well known amplifier reviewer at head-fi to review my XM4 with the AD822 OPAMP in it (cause I think it's just so UBER sick and fine sounding) but he declined.

I inquired as to why he would say no to an offer that warranted no expense of his own ... just the rather fun (and enviable) task of penning a review. I mean, I was quite alright and even appreciative of his answer but I was still very curious.

He explained that his policy was such because someone else had previously extended the very same offer and after he had accepted the offer ... and after he had listened to the amp ... and after reviewing it in a subjectively unfavorable light (he didn't like it!) ... the user then freaked on him and basically stalked him via email/PM's for a week wanting to know how he could possibly have not liked his Excellent and Great Amp(tm).

Some folks are HIGHLY attached to their machines!

Anyway ... a lesson in the rather subjective nature of listening to music.



I think that's the most awesome thing about listening through (or collecting!) headphones ... the fact that we all hear so different and therefore, my personal favorite might not be some other blokes (and yeah, I like the RS1's better!)

...

On another note entirely:

I positively hate the fact that my Sony CD player sounds so much better through my amp than my X-fi ... and the damn thing won't play CDR's either

Listening to The National's, "Boxer" release right now (store bought CD) through that Sony CD player and it's just HUGE compared to my X-fi.

...

@Soloz : Can you suggest a decent CD player that will sound as good as a Sony DVP-C650D but that also will play CD rendered (CDR) discs?

I'm not wanting to spend much more than 150 bucks though.

Thanks.

(pardon the essay; was having a beer after work and got carried away!)

    
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