Is there any other alternative earpads than the stock that can be used?

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Phobang
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Feb 16, 2021
I personally use the Brainwavz Microsuede pads. They are very soft and of memory foamed pads and are usually on sale for about $13-$15. They ship from HK or China so expect the delivery to be a little long. Do yourself a favor and do not buy their ear pad ring set though. They are 3D printed and very brittle. The set I bought broke almost instantly with the slightest flex and they don't snap in correctly. Instead you can reuse your old rings by cutting three slits on the back of the OEM pads to removed them. Snap them back on and you're ready to go. Hope this helps.
wseto2
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Feb 16, 2021
Thank you for your response. I'm not looking for anymore answers now.
wseto2
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Feb 15, 2021
Thanks for the response. Can't have everything in headphones sadly unless I up my price buying. $700-$800
wseto2
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Feb 15, 2021
Meant the headband part for the top of the head. But I guess yes sadly about the ear pads. The ear pads are really design to mate well. But are really not great. The inner foam of the ear pads are way too plush and disintegrate after 6 months close to a year if you're a heavy user of the close to the high end sennheisers. Start to bottom out. Every year have to get some new ones. Made not for super long listening sessions like in a studio engineer. I come close to that long listening session. Had the old version of hd 600. Great sound and overall build except the pads. I somehow damaged the inputs of the left and cable plugs. Those were close to first generations anyway. Not really made for studio sound engineer work long listening sessions.
tato69
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Feb 15, 2021
Sennheiser headphones sound alot worse with a pad swap just stick to stock pads that you can buy from their website or amazon.
wseto2
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Feb 14, 2021
How about the stock foam head part. That actually disintegrates or more like the foam falls apart in the headband. Any aftermarket for that?
Evshrug
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Feb 16, 2021
Well, we can’t go to trade shows right now... but I loved going to CanJam NYC. Just a $20 bus ride, and an adventure to a big city (I live in PA)! Felt like I met friends there, shared passion. Inside jokes. And of course, hands on time with boutique stuff! Hopefully by the time vaccines are common and the trade shows come back, I’ll have saved up some “fun”ds. Someday I’d like to give CIEMs a try again, but the one time I did try I had a bad impression taken. And wow, I remember when the HE-1 was “just” $50k! Nice chatting with you! Good luck with your Covid savings and everything, and finding joy and appreciation for good things you already have! To your health🍻
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KaiS
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Jun 9, 2021
If you’re searching the Sennheiser HD-6## signature in other brands, I guess you look for higher quality, else you could buy the original?! The Focal Clear is like a HD-6## on steroids, the closest match to the 6## line while lifting it to the next level. Can be had used at more reasonable prices now than the original $1600, which was over the top.
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Evshrug
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Feb 13, 2021
Yes, all third party HD 6XX series pads are cross compatible. Dekoni has the most options, and just released some “standard” velour pads that supposedly sound the same as stock except they use memory foam, and then they have sheepskin, pleather, and synthetic suede & leather.