Beyerdynamic DT-880/250 ohm Pad Replacement
I've had my DT-880 for quite some time and today was the first time I've replaced the pads. I purchased the genuine article from Beyerdynamic [via Amazon], and noticed that the sponge filter included with the new pads was different from the sponge filter of the original pads. The original was a single-colored, single material - dark gray, thin, synthetic sponge. The new came with one side gray and the other black. The gray side seemed to be made of a similar material as the original. The black side was not sponge-like at all. It was not velour or sponge. Rather, it was almost tricot like - similar to material I have seen on the inside of track pants or lining light jackets. It is hard for me to describe, but it is a very familiar looking and feeling material.
The long and the short of it is this: the bass of the DT-880 is now almost over-powering. It already had great extension and clarity, but now the bass is almost "boomy" and taking center stage. It isn't as tight and refined as it used to be. I hesitate to call them "fart cannons" now, but I am close. I'll give them some time, and if I don't start liking them, I think I'll take the new sponge/tricot-like filters out and replace them with the old, sponge-only filters.
Has anyone else experienced this?
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