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With better pads I can see these quickly becoming my preferred portable headset.

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msecht
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Sep 30, 2020
Try adding a pair of Grado Ear Pads to the KPH30i. You will never take them off!
AxessDenyd
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Sep 30, 2020
I assume you mean the donut-style Grado pads? I just ordered some, that was not something that owuld have ever occurred to me. I suppose I should get some Yaxi pads too, just to see what all the fuss is about.
msecht
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Sep 30, 2020
Yes. the knock offs work well also. The big donut foam pads fit over the KPH30i pads completely and it is like wearing pillows. Some sound trade offs may occur but can mostly be overcome with an EQ. I did not notice any substantial difference. I bought a pair for 8 bucks and they are great. I think better than the Yaxi pads. I like the Yaxi pads for the Porta Pro.
benherrmann
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Sep 30, 2020
I look at everything based on a price to performance ratio. For the ridiculous (cheap) price you pay for these and the higher-end performance you achieve, I can deal with some variables that may (or may not) make them less comfortable. Right now I use 9 different headphones, ranging from conventional to planar - yet when I put on the KPH30's, the sound-staging and audio quality makes me forget the rest (at least temporarily). I suggest to everyone in the market for headphones, not to overlook this long-standing model. And in he end you have to determine what is more important to you - build quality, comfort, or sound? Of course, you can have all three to a degree but you'll pay out the ying yang in the process. Now go figure?
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mustvid
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Sep 30, 2020
Had a pair and really liked them. However, they are made of cheap plastic and broke after 6 months of use. I wasn’t wearing them moving around either. Very disappointed.