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View Full Discussion Like what the review said about the 95X bass being tighter and deeper than the original 950. The new foam pads might allow bass lovers to increase low end even more. Grado owners often wrap electrical tape around the outside edge of their big bowl foam pads to enhance low end. Done properly, it is barely noticeable visually and easy to undo.
Curious if @CEE_TEE or any of the other developers have tried or measured this on the Koss?
I put thicker aftermarket pads on my ESP-950s and did indeed notice a slight bump for the bass. But IMHO, if you're a bass-head this isn't the drop for you. The 950, (haven't heard the 95x) is really strong in the upper midrange detail and highs.
Agree that no stat is for bass heads. But some non bass heads feel the ESP 950 could have slightly more low end. Like changing pads, which Massdrop has already done, this might tweak them a little more in the same direction. It is cheap to try and easily reversible.
What pads did you switch to? People might wish to try them with the 95x.
On the pads I switched to... I actually forget who makes them... But I did an search last spring for replacement earpads + model number... I went through a few sources to find someone who ships to Canada, but it seemed like a reasonable source, they had lots of replacement earpads for various models of headphone.
The ones I got are a faux leather with memory foam, significantly thicker than the originals. Although, I do like the feel of the originals, I believe it was lambskin, which is what the bag was made out of. It's too bad the bag isn't included with the drop, it's definitely awesome in its ridiculousness, it looks like a camera bag, so it's kind of fun to travel with it and crack open the bag and assemble the headphones out of them. Anyone seeing the bag would assume I've got some kind of high-end camera.
Considering the 950s originally retailed at $1K, this drop is a steal. Fortunately I didn't pay the G for them. You can find deals online for the 950 all over the place but I think it'd be difficult to find them in this drop's price.