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It's much less stretchable than the original pads.
They should still stretch over the ear cup,...taping is unacceptable. Just put a little muscle into it.
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They should still stretch over the ear cup,...taping is unacceptable. Just put a little muscle into it.
The material used to stretch is really stiff vinyl. Even on the Panasonic, it is a tight fit. I think if you try really hard enough you may be able to stretch it out, but you might risk damaging the pads.
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Dude, sometimes you need to take risks. I need a set of these pads now - I'd get 'em on!!!
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Dude, sometimes you need to take risks. I need a set of these pads now - I'd get 'em on!!!
I'm sure you would.

Well, the decision is up to you. Here's what they look like from the back.
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Old 02-18-2012, 05:21 PM
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I'd get them on. But, I have a question - do they come with a foam shield?
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I'd get them on. But, I have a question - do they come with a foam shield?
Yes they do and they are thicker than the stock Cortex. I think this foam would actually solve the problem of sensitivity for anyone who finds the treble too much.

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I think I actually bought a set of those pads for my old Sony mdr-v6's,...my son loved them so much I let him keep them. The pads are really good. Comfortable too,...
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Old 02-18-2012, 06:11 PM
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I think I actually bought a set of those pads for my old Sony mdr-v6's,...my son loved them so much I let him keep them. The pads are really good. Comfortable too,...
Hmm....there are V6 pads for like $6 on that Amazon page where the Beyer pads were linked. So do velours bring a different sound?
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Hmm....there are V6 pads for like $6 on that Amazon page where the Beyer pads were linked. So do velours bring a different sound?
I think it depends on the headphone. My v6's had harsh treble, so it my have cut it down a bit (PLACEBO ALERT!!!). I don't think it'll kill the sq of the CHP-2500's at all. I'm DIEING to try it out myself.

BTW: in the HD25-1 II review thread I've been asked to do a comparison. I find the HD25-1 II's sound better, but without the booming bass. The overall sq is cleaner,...but for $25-$30 these are the better bargain. My sennheiser cans are reference quality, but eq fantastically.

Long story short - these sound great, but my sennheiser cans do have the better overall sound. But, for the price, you can't beat the Cortex's!!!

Remember, 2 different price points & 2 different targets.
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I think it depends on the headphone. My v6's had harsh treble, so it my have cut it down a bit (PLACEBO ALERT!!!). I don't think it'll kill the sq of the CHP-2500's at all. I'm DIEING to try it out myself.
I'll be thinking about it....

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BTW: in the HD25-1 II review thread I've been asked to do a comparison. I find the HD25-1 II's sound better, but without the booming bass. The overall sq is cleaner,...but for $25-$30 these are the better bargain. My sennheiser cans are reference quality, but eq fantastically.

Long story short - these sound great, but my sennheiser cans do have the better overall sound. But, for the price, you can't beat the Cortex's!!!

Remember, 2 different price points & 2 different targets.
I suspect that will be the same result when I get my ATH-WS55's....that they will have better overall sound than the Cortex. But the price difference between then and the Cortex is far smaller than the difference between Cortex and HD25-1 II's.
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I didn't pay full price on my HD25-1 II's, but there's still a substantial cost difference between these two. I do think you'll notice a difference in certain aspects, but the Cortex cans still are more than worth it IMO.
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I didn't pay full price on my HD25-1 II's, but there's still a substantial cost difference between these two.
I liked the looks of those too, but the price scared me away...lol.
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I liked the looks of those too, but the price scared me away...lol.
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It's hard to compare the CHP-2500 to the likes of Sennheiser HD25-1 II as they have different sound signature. As TDS said, the HD25-1 II is a reference headphones aimed for an analytical sound while the CHP-2500 is a fun headphones.

BTW, the Beyerdynamic earpads are amazing. They don't change the SQ at all yet they are extremely comfortable. They might even refine the sound a little. I do notice however, you need to bump up the volume an additional 5% to get the same loudness however.
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It's hard to compare the CHP-2500 to the likes of Sennheiser HD25-1 II as they have different sound signature. As TDS said, the HD25-1 II is a reference headphones aimed for an analytical sound while the CHP-2500 is a fun headphones.

BTW, the Beyerdynamic earpads are amazing. They don't change the SQ at all yet they are extremely comfortable.
Good to know!
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Good to know!
Unfortunately they are on my other other headphones right now, but I like so much I might buy another one for the CHP-2500.
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Unfortunately they are on my other other headphones right now, but I like so much I might buy another one for the CHP-2500.
Lol!!! Now I know why you didn't want to permanently stretch them out - my bad!!!
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