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I have about 40 FLAC's I shuffle play in Groove(dunno why but foorbar hasn't been working for me lately) but most of those are Japanese names so I can't tell you the name if I wanted to. Mostly from anime/game OST's.

Has Walt (Terror in Resonance OST) and Schmatterling (Tokyo Ghoul OST) made an appearance in your list smile.gif ? They're my go-to test tracks and musical pieces I enjoy listening to on the HD650s.
   
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Has Walt (Terror in Resonance OST) and Schmatterling (Tokyo Ghoul OST) made an appearance in your list smile.gif ? They're my go-to test tracks and musical pieces I enjoy listening to on the HD650s.

Nope, but I will download now. Thanks ^^

@farih I have some X2's coming now, forgot how much I missed them actually
    
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I would like to thank Mark again for the service and assistance. I got home today and i got the pads smile.gif.








Preface

Installing them was not as easy as one would think. I had to be creative on the left cup because it refused to come off. I read the instructions on the Mark's site, I saw some youtube videos, and as always I am the exception to the rule where I need to remove the cup of the plastic ring and then remove the ring with a flat screw driver. The right one clicked instantly and was very easy to remove.

I then stumbled on another bump and that was fitting the new ones on the ring. I was afraid in the beginning because i did not want to use more force or bend the plastic ring to fit the cup on it. After 20 minutes of panicking and what ifs, I decided to use a bit more force and everything went into place perfectly.


Result.

The first thing you notice the cans are now massive. There is quite a bit of difference from the stock ones. When you put them on, its like 10000 unicorns are massaging your head. Comfort is insanely good and I can probably wear them all day without any issues. I abused the old cups, i must admit. The state i had them was not worthy of an audiophile They have had such an abuse the past 5 years and I am going to take better care of the new ones.

In any case, without further ado, they sound signature is completely different now. My DENON cans have a different stage and according to my quick testing, I have better separation between frequencies. I did not expect the cups to emphasize every aspect. Bass, mids and treble are completely different. I believe the cans have clearer treble now and the bass, while stronger, is a bit farther away. Barely noticeable but worth the change.


Any questions, please let me know.


W.
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I would like to thank Mark again for the service and assistance. I got home today and i got the pads smile.gif.








Preface

Installing them was not as easy as one would think. I had to be creative on the left cup because it refused to come off. I read the instructions on the Mark's site, I saw some youtube videos, and as always I am the exception to the rule where I need to remove the cup of the plastic ring and then remove the ring with a flat screw driver. The right one clicked instantly and was very easy to remove.

I then stumbled on another bump and that was fitting the new ones on the ring. I was afraid in the beginning because i did not want to use more force or bend the plastic ring to fit the cup on it. After 20 minutes of panicking and what ifs, I decided to use a bit more force and everything went into place perfectly.


Result.

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In any case, without further ado, they sound signature is completely different now. My DENON cans have a different stage and according to my quick testing, I have better separation between frequencies. I did not expect the cups to emphasize every aspect. Bass, mids and treble are completely different. I believe the cans have clearer treble now and the bass, while stronger, is a bit farther away. Barely noticeable but worth the change.


Any questions, please let me know.


W.

What are the pads called? I'd like to check them out
    
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What are the pads called? I'd like to check them out

They are the pads made by Mark Lawton (name on card) and you can find them here.

If memory serves, He started out as MarkL and had came out with a lot of Denon mods. Eventually he started his own business making and installing mods for Denon/Fostex headphones and recently, HiFiMAN headphones.
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They are the pads made by Mark Lawton (name on card) and you can find them here.

If memory serves, He started out as MarkL and had came out with a lot of Denon mods. Eventually he started his own business making and installing mods for Denon/Fostex headphones and recently, HiFiMAN headphones.


mmm lambskin, hell yea. I plan to buy some Lambskin pads someday, prob the Mad Dog Alpha pads, $65 for pads tho... biggrin.gif its been on my wishlist for a long time.
    
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mmm lambskin, hell yea. I plan to buy some Lambskin pads someday, prob the Mad Dog Alpha pads, $65 for pads tho... biggrin.gif its been on my wishlist for a long time.

Although not that much cheaper, ZMF offers Lambskin, cowhide and protein pads for 49.99.
http://www.zmfheadphones.com/order-the-zmf/zmf-pads-pre-order-discount

I had them on my old T50rps I was modding and I had them on my ZMF master model's. Very comfortable, however they change the sound quite a bit, if you like where your headphones are at you may not like the sound after changing the pads.
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I don't think he's wrong but, the advantage of separate units is that you could get another amp or DAC down the line without needing to replace both.

Precisely why I plan on eventually swapping up to the two being independent of each other. I also suspect it would be easier to dabble with tubes if I ever feel like walking into that potential minefield.

Edit: I say minefield because of all the talk of tube rolling and whatnot... Even though it is tempting to eventually work towards a Mjolnir 2/Gungnir combination. It's just that almost $2k CAD price difference in comparison to the Asgard 2/Bifrost Multibit combination (or around $1200 CAD if I also get a Lyr 2) that makes me pause on even putting it on the list. Love the thought of how big it is though tongue.gif
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Awesome job, Wishmaker! Glad to see you're enjoying your headphones again smile.gif.
 
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yep easy win for the fostex t20rp... t50rp going back for a refund. t20p = bass god. screw jvc bass, I kneel before the planar gods!!! mmmmmm t20rp ::licks::

dang my t90s didn't sell on ebay what I paid for them, going to lose money on that one too... gg. i need some new hobbies again lulz headphones are cray
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