I have read numerous reviews criticising the quality control of HiFiMan product, but having used the HE500s for about a decade and the first time I had any concern with them was when the right 'Leather' earpad covering failed. I'd always found the earpads comfortable enough, but rather warm.I decided to purchase a set of HiFiMan Focuspads from Analogue Seduction, who sent them out in quick time. They arrived in good condition, and as described.The swapping of the sets of the pads was as simple as you like, and took no more than a few minutes in total.After about a fortnight's daily use, I can confirm that the earpads are more comfortable than and less warm than the originals.As for the sound - The character of the sound is basically unchanged, with only a subtle change to the dynamics - The Focuspads are thoroughly likeable as a replacement for the originals.
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Bought as a replacement for my HE4XX after those wore out/broke. They fit well and are comfortable. These are my second set, the first wore out/broke after a year although it was heavy use upwards of 5 hours a day. I appreciate that they are not made of leather
Very quick delivery! Makes a real difference in comfort, and a subtle difference in sound. My ears recommend them.
These are so much more comfortable than either set of the stock pads, and have the added bonus of a more open top end with extra air and sparkle.
I bought these replacement EarPads for my HE-500 headphones as I had read reviews which said that they were better than the stock item. My experience is that they are a much better fit on the head, giving a clearer sound, whatever the music.
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