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I still honestly can't believe that Dekoni is claiming these two pads sound the same. There is literally a plastic attenuation ring that restricts the opening to the opening of the earpads to purposely alter the sound, never mind the difference in material, clamping, and sealing. I really hope Dekoni actually responds to this and if they plan on releasing a version with the attenuation ring or plastic attenuation ring insert that we can separately buy.
I doubt so, but just trace your own. It really isn't a big deal if Dekoni offers it or not. Their pads make the HP sound more neutral anyway (which could be a plus, but I consider these "fun" cans, not accurate). It's the same circumference as the rings that hold the pad to the headphone, and trace over it the opening of your earpads... it will fit even better. Outside of the pads, the attenuation ring is about just as thick as a milk carton. Maybe slightly thinner, but it feels almost the same. You could trace an attenuation ring from one of those, like a costco milk carton because they have flat walls. sand the edges with some fine grit sandpaper so it doesn't scratch the underside of the pads, and viola. Attenuation rings that fit perfect. And honestly about just as easy as getting the darn things out of the stock fostex pads (isn't easy).
It's sad that we have to complete their product.
The reason I am asking and would prefer that they do it, is that 1) they are the ones selling the product and have the means of updating their product for an integrated attenuation ring for their pads and 2) they have greater means of engineering and manufacturing a ring of the proper materials, size, and shape than your average joe. It honestly is NOT as simple as just making a cardboard or milk carton cutout. The thickness, texture, and material would all be different for one. And secondly, you will notice that the plate has a curved lip around the inner opening to act as a sort of "funnel" to form a better seal between inner opening of the ring and the pads themselves.
The lack of attenuation ring does make the sound signature more neutral. Whether or not this sound change is welcomed is debatable, but directly contradicts the advertisement of these earpads. Dekoni states both in their product description as well as their answer in discussion that they don't change the sound. This is completely misleading as it absolutely does. This causes people to spend a fair chunk of money (like me!), expecting the sound to remain the same when it doesn't, primarily due to the absence of a physical and integral component.
I am not complaining for the sake of complaining. This is a very legitimate product feedback I am providing as it causes me to not want to use their product despite its superior comfort, which is very sad to me. I am not even asking for a refund or demanding a free pair of rings and am offering to buy one if they consider going down that route. AT THE VERY LEAST, I urge them to change their product description and discussion answers that state this earpad sounds the same as stock as it does not and will not until they include an integral physical piece that absolutely affects the tuning of the sound.
Hit us up on our site and I'll send a set to 10 people for their feedback. US only please and we will have to charge $3 shipping. These are not production run but samples from our manufacturer for testing. If people like them we will move forward with production.
When you say to reach out to you on your website, are you referring to the Contact section? Thanks!