Yaxi pads on kph30i next to stock pad.
The pads sink in a bit forming to the driver.
I can really recommend them, and hope they're the go-to earpad for all MSR7 owners (by Michał Bartoszewicz )
Wow. Just wow.
As every owner of Audiotechnica ATH-MSR7 knows, stock pads are nice, fit like a glove and are pretty high quality... for the first 18 months, after which the leather disappears and the magic wears out. The driver is tuned to the earpad, and the cost of replacing them after warranty outside of Japan/UK is somewhere around 85€ for a pair (audioklan prices in Poland). Most replacement earpads doesn't offer the comfort/quality, and every one of them kills the lower end of the spectrum, so you can forget that tiny amount of meaty bass that MSR7 can put out of them.
And then I found some reviews of Yaxi pads, the price was fair so I bought a pair for my MSR7. The buying process was simple, clean and I had them in Poland after 7 days.
SEVEN. DAYS. FROM. JAPAN. WOW.
And wow they are! The sound is there. The mid/upper-mid range is now more exposed, while the bass response is still there. They feel very sturdy, very well made (really, stock pads look cheap near them!) and the comfort is even better, after 6 hours of listening. I can really recommend them, and hope they're the go-to earpad for all MSR7 owners. Look great, sound better, and wear wonderfull. What else do you need? :)
Some images available here: https://imgur.com/a/yDhlFRP
Just a heads up for anyone still looking at pad swapping - after trying a lot of pads I wound up finding these YAXI TH900 pads that not only increase the comfort more than any I've tried but have a really nice and balanced sound.
I'm using the Alcantara version so I can't comment on the leather ones. Also using full-size Dekoni attenuators with @junki 's felt mod. After fooling around with many different pads from stock to Dekoni sheepskin, this is the best sound I've been able to get out of these.
I ordered these pads directly from the Japanese company Yaxi (although they can also be purchased through Amazon for about the same price). I had discovered them when searching for something comfortable for my HD25 headphones (They are on-ear, in case you’re not familiar, and have a pretty tight camp. More on that later.) They shipped right away and arrived three weeks before they’re expected ETA (good job, Japan and US postal services!)
クラブ情報誌クラベリアに「YAXI forHD25 typeBをBIM ONE PRPDUCTION,HABANERO POSSE,DJ SKYFISHが検証」という記事が掲載されております。
今回ここで改めて「for HD25 typeB」を彼ら三者がどのような形で実験したのかをイベントレポート+インタビューという形でお届けします。
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