Do these pads alter the sound of the headphone?

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ExistentialWoah
5
Aug 6, 2020
For the hybrid pads with the 6xx, absolutely. Recessed highs, increased bass and sub-bass. It turns Sennheiser's slightly warm, relaxed sound into a VERY warm, properly veiled sound imo. I didn't like it, it felt too warm and almost like a closed-back to me with how much air was sucked out of the highs.
Maxnak4
23
Jul 8, 2020
Yes, significantly. It makes them a lot warmer and increases bass a bit. You’re honestly better off sticking to stock pads.
Visca
33
Mar 5, 2020
For the 6XX: Yes, they do. Sub-bass is increased, but bass in general feels somewhat bloatier. Highs (and maybe mids) got a little bit receded, thus some detail is lost. The headphone now sounds more laid-back. Maybe this is will be mitigated when the pad's foam starts to wear out.
themusic
29
Dec 19, 2019
If they're going on the 58x, there's a definite noticeable increase in bass, and likewise a bit softened mids and highs. I actually prefer the sound change as i use them mostly for gaming and movies, and music just on the occasion. I can see avid music listeners not being a huge fan of the sound change as it is quite a bit deeper... almost cinematic in a way. Also, these block out outside noise much more than the stock pads which i hadn't heard anyone else mentioned and was one of the first things i noticed. Overall i'd say it is a slight upgrade to the stock pads, but does change the sound significantly. Hope that helps.
Scootiepuff
13
Aug 17, 2020
If they’re loud enough they’ll “block out” sounds...but these headphones generally aren’t the type you’d use to be blocking out sounds to begin with. Hope it helps.
Erock541
21
Nov 26, 2020
both The 58x and 6xx are open backs, so you won’t ever really block everything out.
namhyung
6
Dec 17, 2019
There's a slight increase of bass.