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cute
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Apr 17, 2018
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Has anyone tried alternate ear pads, like ZMF Ori Perforated, ZMF Universe Perforated, or any Dekoni perforated. Since ear pads for the Vali are out of stock, I'd like to experiment with others. I would appreciate some feedback on pad swapping!
Apr 17, 2018
Drakkard
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Apr 17, 2018
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Earpads on Vali are very specific, so I must warn you. Of course we did not try every ear pad out there, but indeed, at the very least it must be perforated leather. Non-leaky pads will not work for sure. Velour or alcantara are generally not leaky enough as well. We have ear pads right now, so we will set them back in stock.
Still, if anybody find any third-party ear pads that fit the the Vali sonically - please let me know :)
Apr 17, 2018
Phaethon
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Apr 17, 2018
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Vali earpads are in stock already, https://kennerton.com/accessories/vali-earpads
Apr 17, 2018
sbordage
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Apr 17, 2018
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Vali earpads are in stock. if not contact Kennerton and they will sell you some (I did it this way because they were not listed in their website).
Apr 17, 2018
cute
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Apr 17, 2018
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Vali needs ear pads with a larger, ear shape opening (taller vertically). I don't know anyone with round ears. Opening should be at least 70mm tall X 50mm wide would be ideal. The current pads won't fit many westerners!
Apr 17, 2018
Drakkard
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Apr 17, 2018
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Thanks for the comment, that is indeed something I'm planning to do. But New Odin mk3, Thror and FA-012 are in priority right now.
Apr 17, 2018
cute
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Apr 17, 2018
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I really like the Vali, also like dynamic driver headphones. I have had the ZMF dynamic driver phones, including the ZMF Autuer their open back, and I prefer the Vali over the Autuer, better bass, imaging on the Vali, and the Autuer is twice the price + of the Vali. The ear pad fit is what is holding the Vali back for me, and that is why I won't be keeping them! I can't imagine the New Odin MK 3, Thror has solved the ear pad fit problem either?
Apr 17, 2018
MrBliss
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Jun 2, 2019
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Iv spent about an hour with the thror's the cups were larger but the thror's werralso significantly lighter then the vali
Jun 2, 2019
rslatara
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Apr 20, 2020
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You could just change pads to a ZMF pad with similar material.
Apr 20, 2020
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