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Brainwavz HM5 pads are great for the price. I can wear my M50x's all day, no issues at all.
Not OP but I have these and they did hurt my ears a fair amount initially. The earpads weren't really deep enough so my ears would be slightly compressed. I ordered some larger Brainwavz ear pads and the problem was resolved, and I love the headset otherwise.
My ears are maybe a little bigger than average and I've had to do this for a couple of my headphones in the past. I always buy the Brainwavz since they are comfortable and affordable.
I had similar issues when I got mine. The cups were tiny and firm, that coupled with the clamping pressure made it so I could not wear them for more than 20 minutes.
I bout some different cups and now that they are actually over ear I love them and can wear them for extended periods of time. For anyone looking, I bought these ones below but any similar ones should work. https://www.amazon.ca/dp/B00MFDT894?ref=ppx_pop_mob_ap_share
Quick review : Used these daily for 2 years at work for around 6 hours a day. Ear cups are very small and had to change them for aftermarket ones. They became really comfy after that but noise cancelling was drastically reduced since the pads are thicker and speakers were further away from my ear. Sound changed a bit too but still sounded nice.
The main point why I liked them so much is the fact that I can be connected to 2 device simultaneously. Could connect to my work PC and phone (only one will play sound but as soon as you pause one, the other one will start playing). Practical when receiving calls while something on my PC is playing, since it priorities phone calls. I can't do that with my Sony earbuds.
A lot or people recommend these ones. Theyre much larger than the stock pads, and place your ear a bit further away from the driver, which reduces the bassiness of the M50x a bit, but should give them more soundstage (from what I understand). I've heard that they're really comfortable. Brainwavz also has a velour version of those pads on amazon, too.
I picked up these Brainwavz memory foam ones from Amazon early this year, and going from my couple-year-old, flattened stock pads, it's a world of difference. My ears don't hurt after an hour anymore! They do insulate heat quite a bit, but I'll take that over velour—personal preference.
Caveat: I've got the ATH-M50s, so this is all under the assumption they haven't changed that part of them too drastically, but I'm pretty sure that's accurate.
I had them on my M50Xs. Got them from Amazon here: https://www.amazon.co.uk/Brainwavz-Replacement-Memory-Foam-Earpads/dp/B00MFDT894/ref=sr_1_5?ie=UTF8&qid=1491925718&sr=8-5&keywords=brainwavz
BTW, cute dog :D I quit playing games due to school so thats why I suddenly stopped playing CS a few months ago when we used to play
Yep looks like they are 22.50 on Amazon right now:
"Brainwavz Replacement Memory Foam Earpads - Suitable For Many Other Large Over The Ear Headphones - AKG, HifiMan, ATH, Philips, Fostex (Black)"
I got them in 2016 with a lightning deal that's why they were 13$
Hope that helps!
This was HEAVILY edited due to providing misinformation by mistakenly thinking about 633/933 instead of correctly reading 433
You can get them most notably through Amazon:
Brainwavz Replacement Memory Foam Earpads - Suitable For Many Other Large Over The Ear Headphones - AKG, HifiMan, ATH, Philips, Fostex (Black) https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00MFDT894/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_apa_i_tkIFCb0PGV73N
For the most part it will be cheaper there.
They have oval, angled oval, circle, and xl circle. I haven't done a swap on this headset but the regular oval should do fine, unless you really fancy angled, but as for the other styles, circle has a smaller space for the ears than oval, and xl is just might be too big for this application.
And you will see there are different types of material, this one goes into the fact that each material will provide a different sound signature to the headset and unless you pad swap a lot and know which signature you like best, I suggest keeping the material as close to stock.
I hope I'm not overwhelming you with too much information but I rather you be informed than do something new and regret it because you might have not known.
If you do go through with it let me know, I'd like to know the results and how you feel, and maybe be able to use that info to help someone else that might have similar problems.
I READ YOUR MODEL WRONG
I was thinking of the 633/933 and do not know how the pads come off on the 433
If they come off as easy as the 933 then this change can still work. With the exception that you look for the faux leather pads not the velour pads!
I've had my M50x's for like ~1.5 years now and just recently upgraded the earpads to these. definitely worth it.
You can consider getting these:
I got black ones for my Cloud2 and also a pair of red with black inside for my cloud alpha. I've been using the black ones quite regularly for over 2.5 years now and it's showing a bit of wearing out so I might have to buy another pair soon.
Hey, just in case you haven't looked into it. I hated wearing mine until I bought some replacement ear pads. I think it is fucking stupid that it is basically a necessary step for such expensive headphones. Now I love them though.
I just bought these but I am sure you can find similar and I definitely recommend doing so. https://www.amazon.ca/dp/B00MFDT894?ref=ppx_pop_mob_ap_share
grab a Hyper X Cloud 2 from Currys, then can pair them with Brainwavz Earpads For ATH M50X, M50XBT, M40X, M30X, HyperX, SHURE, Turtle Beach, AKG, ATH, Philips, JBL, Fostex Replacement Memory Foam Ear Pads & Fits Many Headphones (see list), Black Oval https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B00MFDT894/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_i_ANKR7SZYH8KB293HDWGX?_encoding=UTF8&psc=1
I’d say avoid the 650. I have it. I use it daily. It’s more the QC issues than anything. The passive noise canceling is fine (where your ears are covered) and I can wear it for quite a long time. They also just got a huge software update.
If you want something that’s just as good, I’d go with a BlueParrot B450-XT (with the USB-C) and put the included foam pad on and buy a set of something like these
Those are aftermarket headphone pads and can be a solid mod to make them over ear.
I use these with my SRH440, much more comfortable than stock: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00MFDT894/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_i_VRAE243XA0WAATAEGMEP?_encoding=UTF8&psc=1
I’ve only briefly listened to headphones with stock pads for a little while right after buying them, so can’t say anything about how these pads change sound. I like how SRH440 with the pads though.
I got these from Amazon Brainwavz Replacement Earpads for ATH M50X, M50BT, Steelseries Arctis, Pro Wireless & Stealth 600, HyperX Cloud, AKG, SHURE, Philips & Many More Headphones, Memory Foam Ear Pad Cushions, Black Oval https://www.amazon.in/dp/B00MFDT894/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_glt_i_G2NQ24TCSHFW0215WTZW?_encoding=UTF8&psc=1
, and they are not bad , little bigger than original that were there with headphones but not super big or uncomfortable as such.
I've been using the ones from Brainwavz for about a year now and they still look like new from my own research some time back these seem to be the ones most people recommend :) https://www.amazon.com/Brainwavz-Philips-Replacement-Earpads-Headphones/dp/B00MFDT894
Brainwavz Replacement Earpads for ATH M50X, M50BT, Steelseries Arctis, Pro Wireless & Stealth 600, HyperX Cloud, AKG, SHURE, Philips & Many More Headphones, Memory Foam Ear Pad Cushions, Black Oval https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00MFDT894/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_glt_i_93B5BESR1SNYYC5JV10E?psc=1
I use these with my Arctis 9x headphones and they’re great. Much bigger earcups.
Brainwavz Ear Pads Compatible With ATH M50X, M50XBT, M40X, M30X, HyperX, SHURE, Turtle Beach, AKG, ATH, Philips, JBL, Fostex Replacement Memory Foam Earpads & Fits Many Headphones (see list), Black Oval https://www.amazon.ca/dp/B00MFDT894/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_glt_i_GXYX21MZA36YNEHSBR5W?_encoding=UTF8&psc=1
Here you go :)
Hi all, any recommendations for earpads for my NAD VISO HP50s?
I replaced them once with the Brainwavz pads a lot of folks recommend, but they started falling apart and getting gross fairly quickly, so I'd prefer to go with something else.
Yes I found that replacing the ear pads with better clearance and comfort helped tremendously. There is also a ‘break in’ period to which the headset needs time to relax its tension. Here is where I got mine. They are super comfy and you can wear them for longer periods of time. Very hard to get onto the headset so be prepared for a challenge but they do fit.
Anyone know of any good quality earpads that'll last at least a few years of extremely heavy use, are dense/noise isolating, and are preferably somewhat thin but still comfortable? Not against modifying the earpads to fit.
Sennheiser HD 598's
I currently have these and they're starting to wear out badly. They also cause slight sound distortion compared to the original pads due to being so large.
I would recommend the audio technica m40x. great all-around headphones, neutral sound, amazing for the price!
they're not the most comfortable but you can get better pads, and they will be much more comfortable and will isolate better.
A fan favorite is the brainwavz pads.
P.S I have both the shp9500 and the m40x and I can't decide which I like more. they're both great value headphones, but since u want isolation go for the closed back m40x and not the open back shp9500.
Lol yes, I probably should have mentioned that one of the first things I did was add these. Probably contributed a bit to the soundstage as well. And gotta agree with the M50s. Not nearly as enjoyable.
A friend recommended I replace the pads with these: https://smile.amazon.com/gp/product/B00MFDT894/
I wear glasses, so I definitely prefer over-ear (like the M50x) to on-ear headphones (like the HD25) for comfort reasons. I also prefer over-ear for DJing because the sound isolation is superior IMHO.
I went with these in pleather and they're really comfortable, but they have other materials if you prefer something else like sheepskin. You have to stretch the earpads quite a bit to get them to fit with the X2's and then poke a small hole to allow access to the 3.5mm jack. Overall would recommend!
Apple lighting to 3.5mm dongle will do, ur m40x are very easy to run.
19 pound, u dont have to get it right away if u wanna try stock pads but it does improve comfort and sound so its worth it
I just bought these for my 4.50 BTNC. My ears are not that big but the Sennheiser stock pads hurts after 1 hour of use.
Amazon.com: Brainwavz Ear Pads For ATH M50X, M50XBT, M40X, M30X, HyperX, SHURE, Turtle Beach, AKG, ATH, Philips, JBL, Fostex Replacement Memory Foam Earpads & Fits Many Headphones (see list), Black Oval: Electronics
I read a lot about this replacement pads but the reviews says that the downside is the NC decreases a bit (but I don't think it's good enough).
They will arrive on Sunday.
I even loved mine more once I threw these earcups on them.
These ones here by brainwavz https://www.amazon.co.uk/Brainwavz-Replacement-Memory-Foam-Earpads-Black/dp/B00MFDT894/ref=mp_s_a_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1537187262&sr=8-1&pi=AC_SX236_SY340_QL65&keywords=hm5+pads&dpPl=1&dpID=31lcp6tQzjL&ref=plSrch
Would these be the ones? The width just doesn't look right on amazon, but maybe it's my imagination. Also, sorry that I didn't notice you had the pads in the image description!
There's a couple threads in this subreddit about this with a couple different pads. Here's one I have saved. I understand your problem and I kinda just got use to it but I do notice it once in awhile.
I had a HyperX Cloud II and those fit fine. However, when I got my Pro X Wireless my ears would touch the driver ever so slightly, enough to cause pain in a couple of hours. I’m considering buying replacement pads that were recommended on a different thread: https://www.amazon.nl/Brainwavz-vervangende-Memory-Foam-oordopjes/dp/B00MFDT894/ref=mp_s_a_1_2?dchild=1&keywords=brainwavz&qid=1598026183&sr=8-2
Brainwavz Oval Memory Foam Earpads - Suitable for Many Other Large Over The Ear Headphones - AKG, HifiMan, ATH, Philips, Fostex (Black) https://www.amazon.in/dp/B00MFDT894/ref=cm_sw_r_other_apa_i_OAfhEbNYEHQ9E
Bought thjs one from Amazon. The earpad is bigger than the stock hesh 3 earpads, but this fits in the headphones.
will probably just get these to try https://www.amazon.ca/Brainwavz-Replacement-Memory-Foam-Earpads/dp/B00MFDT894/ref=sr_1_3?keywords=brainwavz&qid=1574640134&s=electronics&sr=1-3
Does angled or the normal type matter at all? If not ill take the risk for the sound change.
Brainwavz Ear Pads For ATH M50X, M50XBT, M40X, M30X, HyperX, SHURE, Turtle Beach, AKG, ATH, Philips, JBL, Fostex Replacement Memory Foam Earpads & Fits Many Headphones (see list), Black Oval https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00MFDT894/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_i_7pz2Db84PBMM3
+1 on the MX50
The stock ear pads are junk and your ears will hurt after an hour of use. Do yourself a favor and spend $20 on different pads and the MX50 become an amazing set of headphones.
Brainwavz Ear Pads For ATH M50X, M50XBT, M40X, M30X, HyperX, SHURE, Turtle Beach, AKG, ATH, Philips, JBL, Fostex Replacement Memory Foam Earpads & Fits Many Headphones (see list), Black Oval https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00MFDT894/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_apa_i_D3eCDb7Q1XME3
These Brainwavz Ear Pads For ATH M50X, M50XBT, M40X, M30X, HyperX, SHURE, Turtle Beach, AKG, ATH, Philips, JBL, Fostex Replacement Memory Foam Earpads & Fits Many Headphones (see list), Black Oval https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00MFDT894/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_apa_i_aguJDbPK3P4GM
I returned them
Will using non-OEM Brain Wavz ear pads affect the noise cancellation on my Sennheiser Momentum Wireless 2.0s?
The stock ear pads are getting a little soft - too soft. These are the wireless HD1 equivalents.
If I get these below, will I lose fidelity or noise cancellation?
Absolutely open to suggestions for other pads. Thanks!
I’m considering these.
Brainwavz Replacement Memory Foam Earpads - Suitable for Many Other Large Over The Ear Headphones - AKG, HifiMan, ATH, Philips, Fostex (Black) https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00MFDT894/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_i_0DaSCb1YY54B9
Read through the specs, questions, reviews, and take a look at the user photos.
I haven’t pulled the trigger yet so I cannot personally vouch for them but it is as far as my research has taken me.
Be advised that changing ear pads will change the sound of the headphones. I changed mine on a pair of AT-M30s and because it altered the distance from the headphone to my ear, the signature of the audio output changed.
I've had these on my M50s for 3 years. They're still in great shape. Comfy as hell. Wear them all day at the office. Much cushier and more comfortable than the stock pads.
these wont fuck with the sound will it? ive tried replacement pads for athm50s before. it completely butchered the sound. forget brand but it was mem foam as well.
it was these they totally destroyed the sound my athm50s make. same brand but i guess its different material
I agree about comfort, I was blown away by how small and tight the ear ups were, I hadn't read anything warning of that before my purchase.
I bought these ear cups a day later and have happily used the earphones just about everyday for the last two years:
You have to change the pads for those headphones with these
Brainwavz Replacement Memory Foam Earpads - Suitable For Many Other Large Over The Ear Headphones - AKG, HifiMan, ATH, Philips, Fostex (Black) https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00MFDT894/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_apa_jQAEBbE18R3VR
then try the nonangled one https://www.amazon.com/Brainwavz-Replacement-Memory-Foam-Earpads/dp/B00MFDT894/ref=sr_1_3?s=electronics&ie=UTF8&qid=1533037049&sr=1-3&keywords=Brainwavz+pads seems to have 10mm more width horizontal,if these either idk send your ear measurment.
I don't have any experience with gel cushions (I'm not sure if that's even a thing), but these are fantastic. I replaced the pads on my HD 380 Pro's with those and helped a friend replace the pads on his 280 Pro's with the same pads. They are extremely comfortable and the build quality suggests that they will hold up for many years, given you don't abuse them.
Great move! I got the same cable for my hd380 pro's and it's wonderful. Now if you replace the stock pads with something like this, you'll be in heaven. I did it myself and it made it feel like a completely different headphone. Much, much more comfortable.
I bought these pads for my headphones, which alleviated some of the pains, but I still get them eventually ;-;
Brainwavz Replacement Memory Foam Earpads - Suitable For Many Other Large Over The Ear Headphones - AKG, HifiMan, ATH, Philips, Fostex https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00MFDT894?ref=yo_pop_ma_swf
I bought these pads for my m50x's, which helped, but I still get the same pains :(
I swapped the earpads on my M50s with a pair of these:
They are very soft and made my m50s way more comfortable for long listening sessions (I have a big head and wear glasses too). They come in a bunch of colors and your choice of velour (which might help with the heat) or vinyl.
If your set on a whole new set of cans the Sennheiser 558/598 are probably the most comfortable cans I've ever used, worth a shot if you can try them on.
I can't remember the brand but I ordered a leather set from Amazon. Much more comfortable than the stock ear cups. The foam is thicker so the headset isn't pushing on your ears.
Edit: These are the ones I have... https://www.amazon.com/Brainwavz-Replacement-Memory-Foam-Earpads/dp/B00MFDT894/ref=pd_sim_23_3?_encoding=UTF8&pd_rd_i=B00MFDT894&pd_rd_r=M2MVHT0D98Z69PCCPWXE&pd_rd_w=FOqga&pd_rd_wg=iVMJy&psc=1&refRID=M2MVHT0D98Z69PCCPWXE
Just bought a replacement set of Earpads (Brainwavz Memory Foam). Trying to put them on my Hyperx Cloud IIs, and I've been struggling for the past 15 minutes.
The earpads keep slipping out of the groove after I get about half of it on. Any tips??
(It doesn't help that the backside of the earpads seems to give me less "space" to work with when slotting the earpads on, compared to my old default earpads...)
EDIT: Finally managed to put both of them on. Thought I was going to damage the earpads with the amount of stretching and pulling I needed to get them over. They feel really good when put on though, and cancel out background noise quite well too!
Budget - ~$200, would prefer to stay under, but I don't mind spending slightly more if it's worth the cost.
Source - Desktop PC (Astro mixamp specifically), MacBook Pro and Google Pro (both very infrequently -- almost not worth mentioning)
Requirements for Isolation - Ideally, I'd like to have a good amount. I was a fan of the isolation in my M50s when I first got them 5 years ago. I've replaced the cups with
these since the isolation seem to completely disappear and the cups were in poor condition. The new cups are nice and insanely comfortable, but not seeing a significant difference in isolation.
Will you be using these Headphones in Public? - No
Preferred Type of Headphone - Closed back
Preferred tonal balance - I do like my bass, but I might want to go with a more balanced set. I am a huge fan of how my 1More Triple Drivers sound.
Past headphones - ATH-M50s, 1More Triple Driver
Preferred Music - Hip-hop, R&B, Indie rock
What would you like to improve on from your set-up - More mids would be nice, but it's not a deal breaker.
My M50s just had a hinge (?) or something break, so the bottom of the left cup is sticking out and doesn't fully cup my ear. I've had the pair for 5 years now and some of the material is starting to fray a quite a bit, I'd like to get a new pair. After some research, it seems like my best bet might be a pair of M50x or 598 Cs. As I said, I love my 1More Triple Drivers when it comes to their sound and isolation, but I'm not sure if I can get something similar with a pair of closed back headphones for ~$200. I think I want to say I prefer the sound of the Triple Drivers over my M50s.
Any help would be greatly appreciated!
Funny you should ask, I tried this quite recently (ordered this one)
Long story short, I simply couldn't get them to fit. I suspect I ordered the wrong size because I didn't bother to check and there were several people who got it to work, but no matter how hard I tried it just wasn't big enough. I didn't see any larger sizes of the same version on Amazon either, so I was kind of confused. Wanted feel the difference though so I just put em on the earcups without actually attaching and didn't notice any immediate difference in sound (didn't listen long enough to accurately tell), though I preferred how the velours felt. I forgot how hot pleather can get.
Unfortunately I decided to just return them in the end.
Honestly, unless your stock pads are broken or you just really like pleather I can't say you're gaining much getting them. Not to mention I'm sure a lot of people will say the sound is best with stock.
If you do end up getting them, I read getting angled isn't recommended because the X2's drivers are already angled and it'll probably screw with something.
The most difficult part was getting off the adhesive from the old pads, stretching them over was also a little bit tedious but it was definitely worth it in the end because the default ear cups are very shallow. I'd estimate 80% of people's ears would touch the inner material. And yeah, I believe the red velour memory foam model is the one currently on sale on Amazon.
edit: These are the ones I got, also currently on sale https://www.amazon.com/Brainwavz-Replacement-Memory-Foam-Earpads/dp/B00MFDT894/ref=sr_1_4?ie=UTF8&qid=1499035647&sr=8-4&keywords=brainwavz+earpads
It's these: https://www.amazon.co.uk/Brainwavz-Replacement-Memory-Foam-Earpads/dp/B00MFDT894/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1489427498&sr=8-1&keywords=brainwavz+pads
The velor ones get a shit ton of dirt and grime stuck in them. The fake leather ones peel apart after a few weeks of using them and washing. Apparently they make sheepskin ones but I haven't tried them.
I got a 3D printer to try and print a new part, we'll see how it goes.
For the pads, https://www.amazon.com/Brainwavz-Replacement-Memory-Foam-Earpads/dp/B00MFDT894 but there are a couple of different versions like velour, angled and the ones i linked, I would suggest to Google which one is best for this case.
You don't need a dedicated amp/soundcard with any of these headphones. Unless you have issues with noise/interference. You don't need to be an audiophile with golden ears to hear the difference between these headphones, everyone can appreciate nice sound quality.
It's a bit hard to compare the Ath-m40x and m50x as they are closed and the shp9500 is open. If you don't need isolation and it's not a problem if the leak a bit of sound (this would be at max the volume level of a pair of headphones would produce when you are not wearing them) I would recommend open headphones as they have in general higher sound quality. The shp9500 is somewhat bright(more emphasized mids and highs although the hm5 pads should balance this out a bit. The Ath-m40x is fairly neutral with a bit of extra midbass, it's a nice headphone but the pads are not to comfortable and you might want to get some aftermarket pads to increase comfort. As for the Ath-m50 it's v-shaped so emphasized bass and highs and has the same issues with comfort as the ath-m40x however in this case pad swapping would increase comfort but is not good for the sound imo. In the case of the Ath-m50 there is also a imo personal opinion a better alternative the beyerdynamic DT770, it is a lot more comfortable and imo sounds a bit better. Open and closed headphones are fairly different and it's hard to compare them. However if your environment allows it would recommend open headphones for gaming.
So all in all I would recommend the shp9500 with pads of isolation is not important and i guess the beyerdynamic DT770 if you need some. I hope what i wrote is clear and understandable, if something isn't clear or if you have other questions please say so.
HM5 pads should work. I have the ath-adg1 (open back version of the ag1) and i replaced them with the HM5 velour pads. Assuming the adg1 earcups are the same size as the ag1 then the HM5 leatherette should work. Link below.
amazon, they offer a lot of pads that you can check the reviews to see if the sound quality trade off that certain set of pads comes with is worth it for your comfort. I personally got these
They are the basic pleather pads - not the cowhide or whatever new fangled ones Brainwavz has.
They are basically these ones: https://www.amazon.com/Brainwavz-Replacement-Memory-Foam-Earpads/dp/B00MFDT894/ref=sr_1_3?ie=UTF8&qid=1486532089&sr=8-3&keywords=HM5+earpads
I had the same problem with the M2, my ears would ache after a long session. I replaced the pads with the Brainwavz pads and now they're the most comfortable pair of cans I've ever own.
I use these: https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00MFDT894/ref=oh_aui_detailpage_o01_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1
The Brainwavz Memory Foam Pads ~~solve most headphone problems~~ might help you with the soundstage and comfort issues on the m50x.
~~If you can turn your current headphones on full blast and just leave them on the table with the inside of the ear cups exposed and directed towards you, that's just about the same level of loudness that a really open back headphone will be at with the same volume, I think. There are semi-open back headphones that would be less loud.~~
edit: beaten! haha with the same example
No problem mate.
A lot of people who buy the DT series pop HM5 pads onto them for better isolation/bass. If you do end up getting them, I highly recommend.
I used the sheepskin leather ones myself but they are are ~$15 more expensive.
I use these, I like them more than other fabric cloth covers since these do not cause as much sweat therefore also not itching. Plus side is that they are also easier to clean.
Let me rephrase: Not only are the cloud 2's the best headphones I own for gaming, but they are far and above the best headphones i own for music as well. Im talking like 5x better than my other $200 headphones. They have plenty of bass, but its tight, clean and articulate bass instead of boomy unfocused bass. You will hear stuff listening to these that you didn't even know existed using the Sonys. They really are that good, I promise. this is coming from someone who records music, plays music, and appreciates the quality of expensive studio equipment. The reason these are so good as a "gaming" headset is that they are just rebranded Takstar pro 80s. I haven't tried lucid sound, but I hear they are just OK. Try the clouds, man. They will get your foot in the hifi door and you might use them for a looong time because another big jump in quality is going to start at $300 and up, no joke.
It's actually Brainwavz that makes the pads. Another amazing qulaity company for how cheap they are. I use the all leather style ones, but they make velour types too. I think these alsxo enhance the sound a bit and make the sound stage seem a bit bigger. The picture doesn't do justice. They are big and oh so soft. Every time I put my headphones on its like a little treat. https://www.amazon.com/Brainwavz-Replacement-Memory-Foam-Earpads/dp/B00MFDT894/ref=sr_1_sc_2?s=electronics&ie=UTF8&qid=1468621948&sr=1-2-spell&keywords=braiunwavz+pads
So recently, my super amazingly HD439's have begun to fall apart. It's stretched, torn and the cable is mangled (the 10ft cable is the only one I have left). I was looking at replacements and for a long time I have been drooling over the HD598's but I'm really looking to get into the leather/pleather earcups as the felt gets uncomfortable after long period. I found the Brainwavz Replacement Pads that are like a pleather material + memory foam and people are saying that should work. So I come to Reddit to ask, should I do that? Has anyone done this? Does anyone have any other recommendation to fulfill my needs?
+Leather/Pleather +Amazing Highs/Lows +Around $150+/- +Good soundstage/directionals for Gaming -Beats
Here are the link to the Pads I found: http://www.amazon.com/Brainwavz-Replacement-Memory-Foam-Earpads/dp/B00MFDT894
How do these compare to the ATH-M40x? I've had those since November and the reviews I read suggested the M40x were more neutral sounding so I went with those. But seeing the M50x go on sale so often for the same price has made me question if I made the right choice in going with the lower end model.
As far as the M50x, if anyone thinks the bass is too overwhelming I recommend the Brainwavz HM5 pleather ear pads. They place the drivers farther away from the ears to reduce the low end, and as a bonus they add extra comfort. Their velour pads further reduce bass (the material is slightly open) and are extremely comfortable.
some brainwavz pads. They were a bitch and a half to get on there.
I think you can get the v1 with the v3 pads now though. I got mine ~2 years ago.
I do use these for long periods of time and have large-ish ears as well so they would get a bit uncomfortable after 2-3 hours so I looked on amazon for some earpads that were larger than the original pads and found these which are $20 and made my experience with the headphones much better and I can wear them for almost as long as I want without discomfort. Also the earpads make for much less sound leaking in my experience.
I accidentally bought these HM5 pads instead of the velour.
Do you think it will effect the sound? Do you think it can stretch enough to cover the ear cup?
I am currently looking at buying these as replacement pads for my M50x's. Anyone used them before? I saw some mixed reviews saying how they affect the bass and the clarity of the music from the headphones?
> hm5 pads
Just looked them up, I assume these are them?
If so they don't block any sound do they? If not, then I think I found my winner!
Thanks for all the help :)
I'm looking into these earpads - would they fit my ATH M20x? (I know they fit the M50xs but I'm not sure the ATH M-series is all a uniform shape or not).
m50x ran fine out of my cellphone (sony xperia z3c) so no amp required. Honestly, I'm not sure how guitar amps work for headphones, so I'll have to defer that question to someone more knowledgeable.
I struggled with dealing with the m50x on a comfortable level out of the box but I bought these which helped immensely. These do clamp a lot, but do not leak ANY sound at high volumes. I put both ends on opposite sides of a phone book to help stretch them out and they were money after that. But just so you know.
Brainwavz HM5 pads (preferably the pleather to preserve the sound signature) are incredibly comfortable. I'm sitting here with them on my M40xs right now and they are so confortable
So, the comfort of the M50X's can be improved by either the velour pads (I got a pair off of Massdrop, and my 30 seconds of buzzed googling turned up nothing), or the Brainwavz pads, which will actually maintain the seal and pretty much keep the sound the same.
I've had my MDR-7506es for about 2 years now and I love them to death, super durable and great sound all over the spectrum. However, I'm running into trouble with wearing them for extended periods of time, as they irritate the outside edge of my ear. The one pair of headphones I've had that I've been consistently happy with comfort-wise is a pair of Bose SoundTrues I got to wear for a 12-hour plane ride, and I was able to wear them the whole flight. I loved how their earpads were less than the Sony's, and how much space my ear had to "breathe" in it. Unfortunately, I can't find similar earpads for the Sony- can anybody help?
These seem good, but i'm not sure-
I just bought one actually and it came in this past Wednesday. I should state that I'm coming from the beyerdynamic DT990 with an o2/odac amp/dac combo so I had to temper my expectations a bit since I was going down in quality.
I bought these for work as I needed a closed back with isolation in my cubical work setting and budgeting a bit.
I found them to sound pretty fun and VERY different, but just so damn uncomfortable. I bought these Wednesday night and they got delivered today so I'm eager to check them out when I get home. If you'd like I can update you on them whenever I can test them out.
You can indeed replace the earpads. I've replaced the earpads on mine with Brainwavz HM5 earpads (http://www.amazon.com/Brainwavz-Replacement-Memory-Foam-Earpads/dp/B00MFDT894/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1434493046&sr=8-1&keywords=brainwavz+hm5+pads) which increases comfort, but you can get official ones if you want.
Try checking if you can get into the early may shipping, because sometimes you can still get the earlier shipping even though the number tells you otherwise (I did it for previous drops). Try editing your post to tell people what kinda music you are into specifically (you like bass? music genre?), because a 'good' headphone for me might not be that good for you since we have different taste.
I like neutral headphones, so I recommend K553, or brainwavs HM5/nvx xpt100. Neutral sounding may sound boring for some people though.
But your overall good headphones will probably be Audio Technica M50x. A lot of people have it, a lot of people like it, a lot of people recommend it for entry level. Some drawbacks are tight clamping, and slight discomfort on their pads. You can easily fix them by stretching the headband, and get the HM5 earpads.
Hey me again, dunno if the response I sent went through so I'll send it again.
I finally got the over-the-ears Brainwavz HM5 velour replacement pads and I....really dislike them. I mean they're comfortable as hell but I really dislike the sound. There's a loss of "heavyness", if that makes sense. I'm talking about less bass of course but I don't know how to properly explain it. "Depth"...does that make sense?
Is that what you meant when you said "make the treble bight a bit", cause I don't really know what that means. Anyway, I'm thinking of maybe ordering the same replacement pads but not velour. Think that'll solve my problems? I need the heavyness back but without the on-the-ear cups that crushes my ears, so I was thinking of getting these.
I mean I actually prefer the sound of my PS3 headphone or even my 20$ skullcandy Ink'd earphones for fuck's sake, haha. The velour ones just make everything sound so "light", you know?
Sorry for bothering you. I'm just slightly frustrated and needing advice from someone who knows about this stuff.
These things are a godsend, not quite sure about the headband though
These are the exact ones I have for mine
Brainwavz Ear Pads
Also is this the ones you bought? There are many that show up on Amazon but I can't find one with the exact model "HM5" (I think that's just a headset they make) https://www.amazon.com/Brainwavz-Replacement-Memory-Foam-Earpads/dp/B00MFDT894/ref=sr_1_1_sspa?crid=2Q827FRQS425L&keywords=brainwavz+hm5+pleather&qid=1563778855&s=gateway&sprefix=brainwavz+hm5+pleathe%2Caps%2C139&sr=8-1-spons&psc=1
These replacement pads here made all three of my Audio Technicas very, very comfortable. I can't speak highly enough of them.
More comfier ear cushions
I’m looking for new ear cushions for my cloud flight and I’m looking at 3 ear cushions rn:
The cloud flight s ear cushions,
Wicked ear cushions,
Brainwavz ear cushions,
If anyone can tell me which one of these would be the most comfortable it would be really helpful. These are the links for each of these ear cushions:
Edit: I forgot to mention that I want ear cushions that make my headphones not only comfy but also provide the same if not better audio quality
OP I had the same problemso purchased new pads. They did change the sound signature but they were a lot more comfortable.
I purchased these:
It's a small investment for the Earpads, but it's worth it. Alpha's are really comfy with them. Amazon Link. Only reason i went these is because the HyperX Replacement would have taken in excess of 6 weeks (https://imgur.com/a/WhEO19V) and my ears where really unfomfortable with the stock pads.
I'm in the exact same position as you haha.
Look up the Brainwavez replacement pads on Amazon; I'm pretty sure they deliver to Poland. There's a velour one and a leather memory foam one - both are over ear. One of the answers in the Q/A section states that it does fit on the 4.40's specifically. I have them coming in today so I can report back to you on how good they feel if you want.
Here are the links for the American site if you need it:
Brainwavz leather pads: $21.99 now but I see them usually for $16 if you're willing to wait. https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00MFDT894
Quick edit: Hybrid pads if you don't like the feel of leather but want to keep the sound isolated. $24 right now but again, usually as low as $17. https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00ZGGG3KY
I recently did this replacement with these: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00MFDT894. They are a little bit thicker than the originals but I find that it has made them more comfortable for me.
Brainwavz also makes "ProStocks" which are closer to the original if you're looking for that as far as sound signature. Besides that they have a number of options regarding material which make up all the different products you're seeing.
I found out recently they can be replaced, here are the ones I bought for my HyperX headset.
I _believe_ it was these: cups
If you're ever looking to replace the cups you can consider Brainwavz. It's been over two years and I'm still using the Brainwavz replacement pads but they are also starting to look somewhat worn out recently. There are different colours to choose from. I haven't noticed much difference in sound after changing them but I did notice they are more comfortable than the original ones.
If you need to change the mic foam like I did, you can consider these Tetra-Teknica ones which I used and found to fit the mic fine.
Order these instead.
way better form and function. They are deeper as the default pads are fairly swallow and they have a high quality feel to them.
I just searched for m50x on amazon and eventually got these. I'd just search for whatever model you have and "earpads" and buy based on reviews/fakespot.
Sorry for the necro. This thread saved me, thanks! For Aussies with this prob, got these at Amazon AU and works a treat.
This helped me. As someone with larger ears, my ears were touching the plastic on the inside. With these, they're extremely comfortable. Only issue is, because your ears are now further from the drivers, it's a bit quieter than you might like.
I purchased about four sets of replacement earpads as the stock earpads suck. After trying on all four pairs, it was an upgrade but not quite what I was looking for as the circular design left my earlobe pressing against the bottom of the pad. I ended up buying a normal ear sized oval shaped ear pad from Brainwaves and it worked perfectly. Just make sure you have the plastic adapter, either from the stock corsair or a cheap replacement pair. Slip it over the plastic like you would any other pair and voila. 1000 times better than the original or circular design, imo. https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00MFDT894/ref=ppx\_yo\_dt\_b\_asin\_title\_o01\_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1[Brainwaves Oval Pair](https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00MFDT894/ref=ppx_yo_dt_b_asin_title_o01_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1)
Something like these. You can get them cheaper from China (e.g. via eBay), but that may take a while to ship and I'm not sure of the quality difference.
I didn't like the how the original ones were a bit too small for my ears, so I bought these:
https://www.amazon.ca/dp/B00MFDT894/ref=cm_sw_em_r_mt_dp_U_Fev8DbE242RZM?th=1 in dark red. They no longer hurt my ears. The sound did not suffer either.
Overall, they made the 370s much easier to wear for extended periods of time.
Give them a shot with the brainwavs pads, they have all sorts of different styles. I have the pleather pads on my shp9500's and they boost the lows and calm down the mids to let the highs upfront a bit more. They're also way more comfy than the stock pads which I felt were a bit thin for my weird ears.
$22 on amazon: https://www.amazon.com/Brainwavz-Philips-Replacement-Earpads-Headphones/dp/B00MFDT894
$2 bucks cheaper w/ shipping from their site with code "HEADFI" https://www.brainwavzaudio.com/collections/headphone-pads
My dog recently chewed on my stock pads, so I've been searching around for some replacement pads.
I've seen mainly 3 pads being suggested for these pair of cans: HM5 Pleather, Shure HPAEC940 and HPAEC1840. I'll be ordering from abroad so I don't have the luxury of experimenting with them.
So I've come to the experts! Any advice and/ or feedback on these pads in combination with the SHP9500 would be highly appreciated.
Cast your vote below while you're here!
PS. The links for these pads are linked in the post itself
Sounds like you need better ear pads. My go-to pads are Brainwavs. Big difference in size and comfort.
I was mistaken on the XL pads. Those are round. You want oval. I must have been thinking of my DT 770's.
Here's what you want. I've used all of these. Currently I'm back to some stock height Hyperx replicas from Aliexpress, mostly because I'm trying to reduce clamping pressure until I can repair the hinge properly.
I have a a very old black and white HyperX Cloud and it's kinda falling apart. I don't want to buy a new one because it still sounds superb, and they only have red and black ones now.
I want to buy some new earcups for it and heard the brainwavz are some good replacements.
But, I found very similar looking ones on AliExpress.
Probably not, but are they the same quality? They're a lot cheaper and also come with a headband which I also want to replace. I know this might be hard to answer, but do you think the price difference is worth it?
Also, if you do recommend the Brainwavz, should I get the normal ones or the ones with sheep skin? Again, is the bump in price worth it?
Indistinguishable from the original pads' sounds signature. I own both sets of pads, the BW ones are just as good, and a little more comfortable I might add.
I bought these: https://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B00MFDT894/
They work great for my hyperx flight. They will almost certainly fit the clouds :)
oh shit, lol.
I don't see direct replacement pads, but I have heard people replace them with Brainwavz ovals. They are a common swap on a lot of headphones. Spacious inside, good comfort: https://www.amazon.co.uk/Brainwavz-Earpads-Philips-Replacement-Headphones-Black/dp/B00MFDT894/ref=sr_1_3?crid=LS1KIFR0EB55&dchild=1&keywords=brainwavz+earpads&qid=1604257355&sprefix=brainwav%2Caps%2C303&sr=8-3
Some people say sound profile changes slightly, a bit warmer, but not by much. Make sure you get pleather, not the perforated, not the velour. A change in material will change the sound more, maybe for better maybe for worse.
Looking for some new earpads.
I just got a pair of tascam TH-02s from Amazon and the pads are terrible. This guy recommends the Brainwavz pads for them but they don't ship to Australia. Does anyone know where I can get some decent pads for these in Aus for less than $20?
Damn man i bought the normal one :O didnt see the gel !
https://www.amazon.ca/gp/product/B00MFDT894/ref=ppx_od_dt_b_asin_title_s01?ie=UTF8&th=1 those :O welp hope they will still feel good XD (will receive them today)
I just bought the 990 premium cause I heard the clamp is less than the pro although you can probably just stretch out the head band to reduce the clamp force on the pro's like most people do with the ATH-M50X's.
I transferred over my ear pads I bought on amazon that I was using on the M50X and they work just fine and are very soft there are many brands out there, these are the ones I bought personally.
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These, much bigger earcups, much more isolation, much improved bass, much more comfort. Highly recommend.
Looks very very similar to ATH M50X in earcup shape and size and if so, I used Brainwavz Pleather pads on my M50X and worked like a charm.
I bought these 3 years ago still feel pretty comfortable https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00MFDT894/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_apa_i_TATnFbD8XV153
I love these, slide over the edges
Would the brainwavz you mentioned happen to be these: https://www.amazon.ca/dp/B00MFDT894/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_apa_i_-r0eFbZGV6493 I've been wanting to try something with my Argons since I find the bass with the cowhides kinda fatiguing.
Yeah they are not the most comfortable. However once you buy replacement ear pads on amazon, and headband, the comfort will improve dramatically.
Imo, the m40x is superior to the k361 purely due to having an exceptional build quality that will last you many many years.
Amazon Looks like they don’t have white right now, but they do have eight other options.
Brainwavz Ear Pads, they have a lot of different styles like PU leather, microsuede with cooling gel memory foam.
Just posted this so if you want to see them on a Logitech g633
Brainwavz Ear Pads:
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I don’t have the revolver s headphones but I have the cloud mix’s and I had the same problem. I bought these Brainwavz Ear Pads and they’ve been working great
I just bought these ear pads for my m40x Audio Technicas (https://www.amazon.ca/gp/product/B00MFDT894/ref=ppx_yo_dt_b_asin_image_o01_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1) They don't sound close to as good but are damn comfortable, I just bought a new amp, will this help with audio quality. Also my sound card in my motherboard is really bad and can't power them to begin with so will it help with the volume as well? This is the Amp that I got. https://www.amazon.ca/gp/product/B00LP3AMC2/ref=ppx_yo_dt_b_asin_image_o00_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1
Pretty sure these fit https://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B00MFDT894/ref=od_aui_detailpages00?ie=UTF8&psc=1
Welcome man! Also I picked up https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00MFDT894/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_awdb_t1_Sh0ZCb9J7XZ2M
Saw that in one of the comments above, tons of good reviews and might make this headset even better.
are these ok: https://www.amazon.com/Brainwavz-Replacement-Memory-Foam-Earpads/dp/B00MFDT894/ref=sr_1_3?crid=1KW6O3U83OMGI&keywords=brainwavz+replacement+earpads&qid=1558331042&s=gateway&sprefix=brainwavz+repla%2Caps%2C570&sr=8-3
Go with https://www.amazon.com/Brainwavz-Replacement-Memory-Foam-Earpads/dp/B00MFDT894
I went with the Brainwavez angled/leather/memory foam. Leaps and bounds better than what SteelSeries offers in terms of replacements or “upgrade.” Wore them for multiple hours before with my SS Pros and love them. No ear heat, sweat, pain or anything of that nature. Ears and side of my head felt just the same as when I put them on.
Get the Brainwavz HM5 pad replacements for the M50X here. They will feel significantly better than stock.
Which do you like more? Whichever doesn't get as hot is good for me.
man i have been looking for pads for my PC37x for ages but cant seem to find one
are you sure these can fit ? https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00MFDT894
how did you stick them on the sennheiser ring system ?
I've had Brainwavz recommended to me yesterday. Haven't tested them personally yet, obviously, but am choosing between this model and a similar one from Wicked Cushions.
I measured the earpad and I figured out that the pad is almost identical to ATH-M50x headphones. So I brought cheap 20 dollar ones to see if they would fit and they did but the leather is not good and has no memory foam.
check this post for more info
So then I brought these and have them coming in the mail :)
Brainwavz's popular memory foam replacement earpads are also on sale at Amazon for $16.99. A lot of people use them on their M40x/M50x and they should fit the M30x. You can also buy them direct from Brainwavz and get another 10% off with the "headfi" coupon code.
Ok. Are these pads good?
I bought these:
Expensive ($20 USD, use the .com site if you're in the states) but worth it. Bass is better too.
I strongly recommend these replacement ear pads
You can also go for the ZMF pads if you wanna live on the wild side.
Awesome. Just wanna confirm before i make the purchase.
This is the one right?
Brainwavz on Amazon
Which brainwavz would you say would be better for overall comfort and sound? standard or angled? And what material? Velour or just the pleather for the angled and whatever it is for the standard ones.
Incredibly low prices on HM5 pads (all of them- pleather, velour, angled, hybrid, etc.) as well as some IEMs.
HM5 pleather - $16.50 (usually $22.50)
HM5 Velour - $16.50 (usually $22.50)
HM5 Angled Pleather - $22.50 (usually $27.50 or $29.50)
Brainwavz S0 IEMs - $19.99 (usually $45.00)
Angled Hybrid pads - $25.00 (usually $29.50 or $37.50)
Not sure which of these eadpads to get. I want no sound leakage, and the most comfort for my glasses, since the stock cups on my ATH-M50X's push down on my glasses far too much.
Brainwavs Memory Foam Earpads- https://www.amazon.com/Brainwavz-Replacement-Memory-Foam-Earpads/dp/B00MFDT894/ref=sr_1_2?ie=UTF8&qid=1506909635&sr=8-2&keywords=brainwavz
Brainwavs Memory Foam Earpads Hybrid- https://www.amazon.com/Brainwavz-Hybrid-Memory-Foam-Earpad/dp/B00ZGGG3KY/ref=sr_1_6?ie=UTF8&qid=1506909635&sr=8-6&keywords=brainwavz
Brainwavs Sheepskin Memory Foam Earpads- https://www.amazon.com/Brainwavz-Sheepskin-Leather-Memory-Earpad/dp/B01J53KM32/ref=sr_1_5?ie=UTF8&qid=1506909635&sr=8-5&keywords=brainwavz
Are these the HM5 pads?
Best Buy has some Turtle Beach Refurbished headsets for cheap right now. I actually ordered 3 different ones and all came in good condition. Plus returning is super easy if something does not work out.
This XO Four is great for $30.
Also, if you want to make it even nicer. Throw on some of these Brainwavz ear pads. They are super comfy and do a great job is blocking out sound around you.
It might depend on your ear size and how comfy they feel for you out of the box. My gf loves them and she has a tiny ear so the pads work well. I have huge ears so I went with the Brainwavz on mine since they are much bigger and the fit great.
Also one thing to keep in mind is they do have a proprietary 2.5mm lock in connection in the headset that can be removed with a size zero or double-zero philips screw driver and you can find mod videos on youtube as a guide. I did it to mine if anyone needs help.
Not sure where in EU you are, but here are some links for the Brainwavz replacement pads. They come in angled or non-angled and many different colours. UK DE
I paired my m50s with these
Yeah, I'm pretty sure the Brainwavz pads have never gone below $15. You definitely ordered fakes. https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00MFDT894/ref=oh_aui_detailpage_o00_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1
More colors listed here: https://www.amazon.com/Brainwavz-Replacement-Memory-Foam-Earpads/dp/B00OLKV5TK
The velour pads are cheaper. Think you can get a pair for $15 on eBay.
Oh, thank you.
I got these, and didn't enjoy the sound change.
If you're willing to sacrifice a little bass you could swap the pads on the M50s with the Brainwavs HM5 pads. They're more comfortable but they're much larger and imo creates some pressure on your ear if you have them on w/ nothing playing.
As for alternatives you could try the Beyerdynamic 770s
Maybe something like this? Otherwise you can contact AKG themselves, I believe they have a parts department.
You're talking about these
and not these right?
trying to decide which to buy
Yep! I also got a pair of these just in case.
You don't need to replace the headset. Just buy a comfortable pair of earpads. I recommend these.
Brainwavz Replacement Memory Foam Earpads
Twice as thick as the originals and made with of memory Foam padding.
Its not in English but here's what they look like with the new pads.
I used the brainwavz memory foam earpads
Well, those pleathers on Amazon have 34% off on them, and depending on where you are, you pay X amount of monies for shipping. For example, for me it's "$14.37 Shipping & Import Fees Deposit to Finland".
(Btw, anyone have experience on that import fees deposit thing? To me seems like Amazon's version of Ebay's global shipping program, i.e. another money-grabbing borderline scam of fees they invented themselves)
I've read good things about the hybrids, but haven't used them myself. However, I got the pleathers on my AKG K240M (the thick ones, same as in that Amazon link above), and they're awesome. I can't see why the hybrids would be any less so.
It's not an upgrade, it's a 'sidegrade'. They're the same level of headphones, just one is open, and one is closed.
The M50X is an extremely popular headphone, perhaps the most popular in it's class, but in enthusiast circles it gets mixed opinions -- some would say there are better options at this price point from Beyerdynamic, AKG, Shure, and others. More than a few die-hard audiophiles shun them altogether. But if you look in any review from an electronics publication (moreso than an audiophile-specific publication), they will talk about them like they are handed down from the virgin Mary.
The sound signature is bass-forward and the mids are known to be somewhat lacking.
I like the M50x myself, the one thing that I would suggest is that you make sure that you're aware of -- from a comfort standpoint, the headphones greatly benefit from replacement of the pads, especially if you have larger ears. So expect to spend another $20 or so on new pads. I use Brainwavz Memory Foam. These will make the headphones much more comfortable and reduce the bass a little bit (as these are bass-boosted headphones, the bass will still be a good bit boosted). If you find the headphones still too bassy (I don't), you could get velour pads or 'hybrid' pads which would reduce the bass further.
I think it's a good choice if you are looking for a closed headphone similar in quality to the AD700, especially if you want another AT. You do need to be aware that there are inherent differences in open vs closed headphones and that closed headphones will never sound like open headphones.
FWIW, I read/watched 1000 good reviews on M50x, bought them, and then read/watched a few bad ones while they were shipping. I got buyers remorse before they even arrived and started freaking out. Especially 'Zeos' Z Reviews (whom I think is /r/headphones regular) youtube review made me ill and thinking I had made a horrible decision. But when I got them, I was really happy with them! I don't have a setup like many of the folks on here and I'm not a serious audiophile but they seem amazing to me (I also have a 12 year old pair of Shure IEMs which are the only other nice headphones that I've had), and I listen to primarily electronic music and hip-hop -- which the sound signature of the M50x fits very well.
The pads are identical across the K55X line so they would fit.
I have the Brainwaivz replacement memory foam.
this is what i ordered, correct ones?
Like a memory foam pillow on your ears.
Leather and Velor
Do you just put them over the existing pads? Cause you can't remove the default ones without taking then apart and I have no idea how to do that
These are the ones I bought they have different listings for different colors.
They are pleather, filled with memory foam
If you find them uncomfortable, look at ordering a set of Brainwavz pads. They come in black, and FUN FUNKY FRESH COOL COLORZ.
Is this it? http://www.amazon.com/Brainwavz-Replacement-Memory-Foam-Earpads/dp/B00MFDT894/ref=pd_sim_75_6?ie=UTF8&refRID=1HS71GYDPSJJKV2H4AT3
I have these on my MDR-7506s, which are the same size/shape as M50s.
Ok whoops, looks like it is this one http://www.amazon.com/Brainwavz-Replacement-Memory-Foam-Earpads/dp/B00MFDT894/
No one else has recommended anything so it looks like i should go with your recommendation on the mdrv6.. thanks!!
Try the Brainwavz HM5 pads: http://www.amazon.com/Brainwavz-Replacement-Memory-Foam-Earpads/dp/B00MFDT894/
They're bigger and thicker, but not as rigid, so they may conform around your glasses more nicely.
I got these for my Alpha headset. They're a pain to put on but are pretty comfy
brainwav ear pads
I'm offering $150 cause I'm including memory foam earcups and the inline mic cable that don't originally with the headphones.