The HD800 & HD800S thread

Discussion in 'Headphones' started by sorrodje, Oct 11, 2015.

  1. ColtMrFire

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    I always thought the Verite had noticeably better microdynamics than the HD800SDR. Both are probably about equal in resolution though.
     
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    Hoping to solicit earpad recommendations for the original silver HD800. I currently have the OEM earpads and they're the things I like least about the HD800. They don't feel comfortable, get dirty, and they deteriorate into a mess of black dust. My earpads are getting old and I'm looking to replace them.

    Are there recommended options out there other than the OEM earpads? I was looking at the Dekoni sheepskin HD800 earpads as they seem to have the best reviews, though overall people seem mixed on the Dekoni series for the HD800. I like the Audeze leather pads and am not a big fan of velour. My favorite aspect of the HD800 is the soundstage but the headphone has too much treble for me. I like darker voiced headphones overall.
     
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    Was considering the Dekoni fenestrated sheepskin pads as a second option, too. The reviews seemed slightly worse than the sheepskin but the only place I could find impressions were HF and Reddit. The velour seemed the least favorable.

    I was thinking of the AliExpress route too after experiencing Sennheiser OEM sticker shock :)
     
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    I really wish I'd read the above warning about not buying the exact pair listed. Because that's what I bought and they aren't great - the soundstage collapsed and I'm pretty sure that the HD800S doesn't sit correctly, resulting in some leakage (yes, I know these are open-back but it sounds off).

    I installed the original/stock pads and I'm trying to determine what's improved. I think the clamping force is slightly better but I'll have to listen further.

    Erroneous is correct - avoid those AHG aftermarket earpads.
     

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