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New Sennheiser pads measured.

ziddy76

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I have 2020 HD58X (028695) with older style pads (moded with 4mm hole felt) . But my 2021 HD6XX came with the round profile pads. Ziddy76, are the older style pads style pads still available in North America, where did purchase yours if I may ask (Canadian Sennheiser has most likely the same stock as USA, and the pads were unavailable for a while).
As for Dekoni they provide measurements here, and to me they change the sound significantly not to recommend them.
https://dekoniaudio.com/sennheiser-hd650-measurements/
I would rather go with the Chinese pads Solderdude provided link to.

Wrong Dekoni pads, they look identical/almost identical to the older Senn pads. They are sold by Dekoni on Amazon.

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I got older styl from Senn's store on Amazon.
 
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@solderdude have you compared the Sennheiser pads from the Dekoni pads I saw on Amazon that look near identical to the Sennheiser pads?

Haven't. Can't find them either.
 

Paweł L

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I ordered pair of OEMs from Sennheiser Canada store, price was sort of OK. It would be around the same as getting the one from Earpadz site since I will have to pay shipping from their US store.
Actually the replacement parts dept is served by Digital River (DR global Tech) in Minnesota. I will update what they are once I have them in my hands.
 

BrunoArrais85

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I ordered pair of OEMs from Sennheiser Canada store, price was sort of OK. It would be around the same as getting the one from Earpadz site since I will have to pay shipping from their US store.
Actually the replacement parts dept is served by Digital River (DR global Tech) in Minnesota. I will update what they are once I have them in my hands.

Well I received a pair of pads for my 660s from Sennheiser Canada a few weeks ago. They are the new ones.
 

smallricey

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I feel like my Hifiman 4XX's high frequency is less pronounced after half year of use. Does that match the measurement?
Or could worn pad increase the low & the mid range to balance everything out a bit?
 

Paweł L

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Most likely you got used to the headphones. But it's very possible that the pads collapsed slightly as well and freq resp got a bit more laid back (less highs) as the drivers are closer to the ears. Half a year it's rather short amount of time to deform the pads to cause obvious change in freq response, maybe slightly noticeable.
 

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Most likely you got used to the headphones. But it's very possible that the pads collapsed slightly as well and freq resp got a bit more laid back (less highs) as the drivers are closer to the ears. Half a year it's rather short amount of time to deform the pads to cause obvious change in freq response, maybe slightly noticeable.
I would've agreed with you if that's the only pair of headset i have. I was using Focal Elegia explicitly since the high freq wasn't so annoying.
I kept the 4XX to listen explicitly on 80's rock and guitar, which is rare and few. One day, I got lazy to switch headphone and listened to jazz and classical and found that the high pitch wasn't really cringe as before.

I own the 4XX for a yr and half but the actual daily usage is probably about half a yr.
 
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