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Replacement pads for AKG k371

buscon

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hi,

I am looking for some replacement pads of the AKG K371.
I cannot find any official pads from AKG (I happy with the stock ones), I can only find some compatible ones on ebay, but I am not so confident about their quality.
Brainwavz pads would be a good option, but buying only one pair costs ~20€ and the shipping is 7€, that is not so convenient...

I am located in Germany, any suggestions?

Thanks.
 

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Alas you are stuck buying aftermarket pads.
K371 pads are not sold as separate parts.
The price for a new one (directly from AKG) also has increased and MSRP is now € 199.- yet Thomann sells them for € 119.-

It's weird pads are not sold separately, certainly because it is marketted as a professional headphone.
Poor support and longevity are reasons for me not to own one (along with some other reasons, just not sound quality)
 
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uh, thanks for the quick answer. Very strange, they don't sell ear pads separately.

I guess Brainwavz pads still the best option so far, even with the shipping costs.
 

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No idea what the consequences could be for the tonal balance. That would have to be measured.
 

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You could order a few pairs of Brainwavz pads and get free shipping.
 

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Sell 1 or 2 pairs ?
I am sure others also have this problem
 
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true, so I will use this thread: anyone interested in sharing a shipping from Brainwavz?
I live in Berlin, Germany, maybe some other ASR users also live here?
 

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a german buddy of mine had to pay import/vat for stuff ordered from them, don't forget to count that in
 
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I've ordered the Brainwavz pads and use them on the K371. I didn't manage to fit the thin flange into the rim where the original pads sit, but had to pull them over the cups. Practically that is not a problem. Only aesthetically it is less pleasing.
My overall impression is that the comfort improved a little and the sound regressed a little (without EQ). Voices are a little more forward and I seem to be sensitive to that.
I think I'll swap back to the stock pads until they wear out.
 
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I've ordered the Brainwavz pads and use them on the K371. I didn't manage to fit the thin flange into the rim where the original pads sit, but had to pull them over the cups. Practically that is not a problem. Only aesthetically it is less pleasing.
My overall impression is that the comfort improved a little and the sound regressed a little (without EQ). Voices are a little more forward and I seem to be sensitive to that.
I think I'll swap back to the stock pads until they wear out.
thanks for sharing your experience!

but again, there are no other options because:
1. AKG does not offer stock pads
2. other pads can be found on eBay, but we do not know about quality
 

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I installed the Brainwavz oval pads on my k371.. while they fit well, the foam compresses much less than the stock pads which made it tough to get a good fit. The headband, for me, did not seem to want to go wide enough so the pads are tight at the top against my head and a lot less tight at the bottom. YMMV, but yes not many options..
 

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I installed the Brainwavz oval pads on my k371.. while they fit well, the foam compresses much less than the stock pads which made it tough to get a good fit. The headband, for me, did not seem to want to go wide enough so the pads are tight at the top against my head and a lot less tight at the bottom. YMMV, but yes not many options..
Thanks for posting your experience. Did get the angled or flat pads? I've been considering the angled Brainwaves.
 

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hi,

I am looking for some replacement pads of the AKG K371.
I cannot find any official pads from AKG (I happy with the stock ones), I can only find some compatible ones on ebay, but I am not so confident about their quality.
Brainwavz pads would be a good option, but buying only one pair costs ~20€ and the shipping is 7€, that is not so convenient...

I am located in Germany, any suggestions?

Thanks.
Yes, just buy one of the many (as new) defective 371(-BT) from an auction on Ebay for €15-30. You may also receive spare parts such as cables, drivers, etc.
 
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Yes, just buy one of the many (as new) defective 371(-BT) from an auction on Ebay for €15-30. You may also receive spare parts such as cables, drivers, etc.
that is a good idea, though I cannot find any in Germany...
 

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that is a good idea, though I cannot find any in Germany...
Just look for auctions of "AKG 371". Currently there are at least 2 in it, but in the last few months several have been sold every week, this year more than 30.
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