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satthia
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Feb 25, 2018
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I bought a pair of sheepskin TH-X00 pads for my E-Mu Teaks.
With the attenuation rings, the E-Mus sounded garbage. Muffled with bloated bass and very recessed mids. Without the rings, the E-Mu Teaks lose their bass. It's not too bad, still sounds good (relatively balanced).
The sheepskin pads are way more comfortable than the stock E-Mu pads, but I went back to the stock pads because they sounded better.
Feb 25, 2018
fumoretti
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Mar 9, 2018
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Hi Satthia. Thanks for your feedback. I have an Teaks too and i'm planning to get some Dekoni's on next drop. Have you tried any other pads on your Teak?
Mar 9, 2018
satthia
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Mar 9, 2018
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Nope, I have not.
Mar 9, 2018
Hyde
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Mar 15, 2018
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Hello fumoretti, I currently have the Platinum (Protein Leather) and Sheepskin. Funny enough I actually prefer the Protein Leather better (cheaper too), it's closer to stock sounding except has slightly boomier bass. I find the Sheepskin make it sound cleaner but at the same time it feels like certain frequencies went missing, also the bass felt a bit "thick" for lack of better word. Overall Sheepskin just sounded unnatural to me.
Another one that I wanted to try but didn't get a chance to is Elite Hybrid. I've heard a lot of good thing about it also people report it being close to "stock" sounding while improving certain frequencies. Maybe in the next drop I'll give those a try.
Mar 15, 2018
cjbowns
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Mar 20, 2018
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I tried the ZMF leather ear pads and unfortunately the EMU's lost the "liquid" sound that makes them special. Stock pads are the way to go on the teaks. However I didn't use the attenuation ring so maybe that was the problem.
Mar 20, 2018
fumoretti
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Apr 13, 2018
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Thank you very much Hyde. I'm waiting for the next drop to pick a Sheepskin and try on Teak. I have a brainwavz round pleather on the road as well (very long shipping, i think i lost it...), for it i'm plan to use with home made acoustic rings... I'll see what happens.
thanks again!
Apr 13, 2018
fumoretti
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Apr 13, 2018
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Thank you very much for your impressions... I discarded already ZMF pads as a option. Very hard to choose one, and the customs fees is very hard here in my country to try all options of pads... :(
Apr 13, 2018
Hyde
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Apr 16, 2018
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I just got my Dekoni Elite Hybrid I'll test it out tonight and let you know my impressions (I'll try on both TH-X00 and E-Mu Teak).
Apr 16, 2018
Hyde
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Apr 17, 2018
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So I finally got to listen to my Hybrid pad for TH-X00. With and without attenuation ring, I actually prefer all 3 without the ring, it just makes it sound "thick". Though Sheepskin mightttttt be ok with the ring.
Platinum (Protein Leather): Closest to stock sound, smoothed treble, mids is a tiny bit further than stock, bass a little bit boomy, biggest sound stage. Sheepskin: Clean sounding, treble a little bit shaved off, mids is similar to Platinum, mid bass is recessed (probably why it sounds clean, but loses warmth), bass is THICK, didn't notice much to sound stage. Hybrid: Treble a bit sharp, mid recessed, bass also sound THICK, didn't notice much to sound stage. Which is surprising because I was hoping hybrid would make the vocal more forward but it's the opposite.
All in all I find surprisingly I like Platinum the best (also cheapest, since it's fake leather, but it might explain why it sound closer to stock pad). After that I think Sheepskin with attenuation ring might be ok (forgot if I prefer with or without), and lastly Hybrid pad (disappointing since I had high hope for it).
BUT!!!!! (huge butt, very important) Unless stock pad really irritates you, I'd stick with it. Stock pad to me sound the best and most balanced (also free since it came with headphone). Any other pad just sound "odd" to me (though Platinum is closest, also improves sound stage at the trade off of boomier bass).
Teak benefit hugely from burn in so I'd say instead of buying new pads just spend more time burn in lol. The treble got a bit less sharp and vocal came forward a bit and mid bass got better too. OR if you really want I'd recommend buying the Lawton Driver Dampening kit only (don't get the cup dampening kit, I tried, stock is better for cups).
Let me know if you have other questions. :)
Apr 17, 2018
fumoretti
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Apr 19, 2018
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Hi Hyde, amazing feedback. Very very useful!!! Tomorrow my Brainwavz round pleather will arrives (finally! after 120 days of waiting). I will spend some time with it to know if the better confort justify the lost of "stock amazing sound" of Teaks... Probably the sound will not be the same as Dekoni's (due to very different shape, I think...), but certainly will be a good test to help me to pull the trigger of Dekoni's on next drop, since some experienced Teak users recommend this BW pads.
About Dekoni's, now I know better what I need to Teak's (thanks to your impressions), will be the Protein Leather (a little bit more smooth treble will be very nice for my tastes, the bass and mids I can deal with, if I lost a little compared with stock pads).
Thank you very much for your time and feedbacks here!
Best regards, Franklin.
Apr 19, 2018
Hyde
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Apr 19, 2018
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Lol actually when you get your brainwavz round please report back, I'm also very curious as to how it would sound. :)
Apr 19, 2018
fumoretti
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Apr 19, 2018
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Just joined on current drop... I get the Protein Leather one and the attenuation ring. :D
I did a very short test (about 30 min) with Brainwavz today during lunch time, and didn't like sound results at all. The sound comes more bright (more treble and more agressive upper mids), less sealed (less isolation, more open...), more revealing but loses the thickness and body on bass. It still with good bass extension and punch but not even close to stock full body. I definely needs an atenuation rings to bring back the bass and smoothness that I love on Teaks.
The confort definely improved a lot. Returned back to stock pads until i have time to make some attenuation rings.
Ps.: I cutted a little bit the pads internal "leather" ring to fit well on headphones. The mount ring fits well without cuting, but was very tight and not fit well the pins on headphone when rotate it to lock.
Apr 19, 2018
Hyde
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Apr 19, 2018
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Lol awesome, thanks for the review. Now I know I don't need to spend money to try the brainwavz round. :P
Apr 19, 2018
fumoretti
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Apr 19, 2018
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yes, probably are a cheapest way, but... Dekoni's should be better. Here is my home made attenuation rings (first attempt with materials i have here, nothing professional... lol )... will test it tonight. :)
Ps.: I really need better scissor. lol
https://photos.app.goo.gl/4hBAM1AmQKwIpbn22
Apr 19, 2018
Hyde
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Apr 19, 2018
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LOL that actually looks really good, and man even the ear pad look very high quality too! Too bad they don't sound as nice as we hoped for. I'd almost tempted to use them just based on looks alone.
Apr 19, 2018
satthia
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Aug 3, 2018
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This is a very late update, but I ended up taping up my attenuation rings to make them thicker and they actually sound pretty good on the sheepskin pads. While I liked the sound of the stock pads, the treble could be a little too harsh sometimes and I decided to change to these pads with the ring again.
Just tape up the ring, it does wonders.
Aug 3, 2018
Hyde
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Jul 28, 2020
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Dang it I sold all my pads already noooooo ~~~~~~~
Jul 28, 2020
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