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Good living Dekoni fans, today we wanted to share a review by corgifall on our Bulletz for Airpods Pro. You can check it out below or see the original post here.


ProsComfort of long listening sessions. Long lasting foam life. Fits in the charging case.
ConsLike other foam tips. Will need to be replaced at some point.

I wanna give a shout out to Dylan from Dekoni audio for allowing me to test out the new bulletz. This kind act doesn’t affect my opinions in this review.

The stock AirPods Pro come with a proprietary silicone tip that clicks onto the Pros vs a standard nozzle like other TWS/iems. While a good chunk of people will most likely be fine with the the stock tips, I personally can’t stand them and had many issues with sealing and comfort using the stock tips. I saw a few foam tips on amazon but never cared to try them. The only foam tips I willingly use are the mercury bulletz from Dekoni and I tend to only use those when none of my go to silicone tips work with an iem or tws I’m using or testing. Once I saw the announcement for the AirPods Pro version I was super stocked.

On to the review!

Packaging- The new bulletz come in single packs as well as a three pack. I really dig the way the little single packs look. The three pack looks like the standard bulletz packaging but they mixed the formula up a bit and went with an all black and white design vs the teal and white design from my mercury bulletz packaging.

Material- It’s a foam tip…. Well it’s got a little twist than say the generic foams or comply foams you normally see. With normal foam tips you have to squeeze the foam and then stuff it into your ear while waiting what feels like forever to expand, the bulletz line up uses a slightly stiffer foam and has a different texture as well. While you can go old school and do the ol “squeeze, insert and wait” method, you can also just stuff them in your ears like a normal silicon tip and the bulletz will “bite” and hold in place. Which is fantastic if you need to remove them and reinsert them quickly. These also come with a mesh “wax guard” installed like the stock apple tips which is a nice touch. While I don’t recommend it, I like to live life on the edge so I removed the mesh.

Comfort and fit- The bulletz for the AirPods Pro are super comfy! I had all kinds of issues with the Pros either not staying in my ears or requiring a deeper fit (largest size stock tips) which caused my ears pure hate towards me. I can just stuff the Pros with the bulletz in my ears and go. Like 3-5 hours with no irritation and minimal heat irritation from the foam tips. The sizing is fairly accurate compared to the stock tips. They follow the same oval shape as the stock Apple tips so If you’re using the medium size stock tip then order the bulletz in a medium. I’m using the largest size and they fit perfectly into the charging case.

Foam lifespan- While I haven’t had these AirPods pro version long enough to comment on lifespan I can say these look exactly the same as the normal bulletz tips I’ve used for a long time. I can make a set of those last a good 5-6 months no problem and these can be washed. Just rinse with water and let them dry. To me this is a super long life span as I can easily murder comply and most generic foams in a month or two from normal use.

Sound changes- This will be short as I didn’t notice any real sound changes. Maybe a little bit of extra low end but nothing that pops out. There was no change in sound between the mesh wax guard they have installed vs it removed either. The anc works perfectly fine with the foams and the same goes for the transparency mode. The seal test on iPhones works perfectly fine too with these installed.

Overall thoughts
I really dig these. I wasn’t using my AirPods as much due to the comfort issues I was having. Pricing on the bulletz is $14.99 for the single pack and $29.99 for the three pack. Pricing is fair in my opinion and after using the new Dekoni bulletz for the AirPods Pro I can easily call these a real winner. Even if you find the silicone tips fine I would highly recommend giving the bulletz a go. If you were like me and find the comfort of the AirPods Pro atrocious then these could very well save the day. Thanks for reading!

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Whats up Dekoni Fans.

With the launch of our new Bulletz for AirPods Pro comes reviews. Our good friend Zeos over at Z reviews took a few minutes to explain what the AirPods Pro means to an audiophile and what Dekoni Bulletz can add to that package.

You can pick up a pair for yourself right here!

Check it out. CONTENT WARNING: Vulgar Language

https://youtu.be/HQubCGiSjkY

 

Dekoni Audio is pleased to share a “deep dive” look into our Fostex TH-900 line of Earpads, specifically tuned to elevate your listening experience. 

We start with comfort, using our soft, high density, slow rebound memory foam for an extra plush experience that conforms to the shape of your face (and accommodates glasses stems). Like all our earpads, they are offered in a wide range of fabric options, including Elite Sheepskin, Elite Fenestrated Sheepskin, Elite Velour, and our Elite Hybrid pads. We ensured the pads mount just as securely as the stock pads. Finally, we shaped and measured the pads to tune the sound and share a preview of how they sound compared to stock pads.

In our measurements, we aren’t using compensation except to cancel out the ear response of our microphone dummy head. We have been fortunate to have acquired a certain well-known Audio Precision-based measurement rig, and will continue to keep the measurements coming! Some measurements by others are made with adjustments to reflect the effect that the shape of a generic inner and outer ear will have on the sound waves – we don’t do that, because as every experienced audio enthusiast knows, we all have different ears! So, as part of a series of Dekoni Describes posts, we will walk our readers through understanding our graphs.

Dekoni TH900mk2 Comp

The first thing to understand about an uncompensated graph is that it will sound different to the listener than the graph will show. For one, we haven’t smoothed our graphs, so there are many peaks and valleys that would have been lost information, but also there are other factors, such as the human’s extra sensitivity to vocals, and that the shape of our ears and depth of our ear canals can actually amplify certain frequencies. For the purposes of swapping earpads, it is enough to say that a flat line along the 0 dB line wouldn’t sound “good” on these uncompensated graphs, and mainly we want to focus on how a Dekoni pad compares to the Stock pad. With our measurements, we used the Fostex TH-900 Mark 2, which comes Stock with Fostex’s Protein Leather.

We use supple, natural Sheepskin that is the softest and most breathable available today, available in solid or Fenestrated. With our solid Sheepskin, overall we see a similar shaped frequency response and only a small deviation from stock, where the biggest change is a bit less energy around the bass and subbass range. Keep in mind it is harder for ear-sized microphones to accurately “hear” the lowest bass notes, and the little “bowl” in the midrange between 1kHz and 5 kHz is normal, because without it, vocals would sound “shouty” and louder than the extended frequencies!

Dekoni TH900mk2 SK
Dekoni TH900mk2 FnSk

Our Fenestrated Sheepskin is also similar in shape to the stock pad, though the midrange is elevated and more “forward” relative to stock, except near 3k-4k Hz which is very close to stock. This creates a more intimate presentation, great for people who enjoy Bio-Cellulose drivers yet wish for a more upfront presentation that focuses on vocals, guitars, violins, and ought to please the band Oppenheimer (check out their album names). Fenestrations are also airy in that they allow some more heat to escape through the pads. Your mileage may vary, so it’s up to your ears (everyone’s is different!) to decide which of these raw, uncompensated graphs correlates with a sound that is more neutral to you!

Our Elite Velour has a higher thread count and tighter weave than typical velour pads, soft and breathable but as you can see there is no loss of foundational bass – in fact it traces very similar to the Fenestrated Sheepskin pads on this headphone, with just a bit more subbass. In fact, this is a great opportunity to choose based on your comfort preference for cloth or leather, contrary to most velours which lose low end and high end pitch quantity that leave a bare midrange.

Dekoni TH900mk2 ELVRDekoni TH900mk2 Hyb

Our Hybrid pads, which are sealed with solid Sheepskin on the outside face, neutral Fenestrated Sheepskin on the inner face, and comfortable with Velour on the face facing your face, may at first seem to have the most bass sensitivity, but if you consider that the difference between the highest dB of the bass to the lowest dB of midrange is 16 dB on both raw graphs, the Hybrid actually has a close correlation to the stock pad, with moderately less energy in the 400-500 Hz midbass range for people that find the TH-900 too warm and thick sounding.

The subjective factor of experiencing headphones and ear pads matters the most, of course. If it sounds good, it is good! One great feature of Fostex’s pad mount design is the relative ease of changing pads, so pads can be changed on a whim. We listen with our pads for several revisions before release, and we want to thank the reviewers and our patrons on Head-Fi and other platforms who have shared their experiences. Real user experience is the best judge, and we thank everyone who has tried to describe their experience!

Dekoni TH-900 pads attach to the Fostex TH-900 mk1 and mk2, TH-909, TH-600 and 610, are another option for Drop.com’s TH- and TR-X00 of every wood variety, as well as headphones from other companies such as Denon D7000, D5000, D2000 and EMU Teak. Dekoni TH-900 pads are available now at our fine dealers internationally and dekoniaudio.com through the following links:

Elite Sheepskin

Elite Fenestrated Sheepskin

Elite Hybrid

Elite Velour

 

Whats up Dekoni fans!

Recently our product line was spotlighted with a totally unprepared EvShrugs and Dylan interview. You can see us fumble our way through trying to explain what makes our brand unique in the pro audio market. Thanks for the shout out Gears ‘n Gigs and we hope to see you next year at NAMM 2021!

You can find our perfect interview skills here at the 57 min mark:

https://open.spotify.com/episode/43nljIOjl6JzsJUhVlqeTD?si=t3NcAaqoR6a_-XQNFP5nqg

Dekoni Audio is pleased to share a “deep dive” look into our Sennheiser Game One line of Earpads, specifically tuned to elevate your listening experience. 

We start with comfort, using our soft, high density, slow rebound memory foam for an extra plush experience that conforms to the shape of your face (and accommodates glasses stems). For high quality performance, durability, and feel, we have covered the memory foam with Choice Leather. We ensured the pads mount just as securely as the stock pads. These pads fit a wide variety of headphones, from the legendary Sennheiser HD 598, HD558, modern HD 599 and HD 559, and also the headset champions PC 360, Game One, and Drop Exclusive PC37X, and many more. These do NOT fit the HD 58X Jubilee, but we do make pads for that! Finally, we shaped and measured the pads to tune the sound and share a preview of how they sound compared to stock pads.

In our measurements, we are sharing the raw data except to cancel out the ear response of our microphone dummy head. We have been fortunate to have acquired a certain well-known Audio Precision-based measurement rig, and will continue to keep the measurements coming! Some measurements by others are made with adjustments to reflect the effect that the shape of a generic inner and outer ear will have on the sound waves – we provide the raw data, because as every experienced audio enthusiast knows, we all have different ears! So, as part of a series of Dekoni Describes posts, we will walk our readers through understanding our graphs.

Dekoni PC37X CHL

The first thing to understand about an uncompensated graph is that it will sound different to the listener than the graph will show. For one, we haven’t smoothed our graphs, so there are many peaks and valleys that would have been lost information, but also there are other factors, such as the human’s extra sensitivity to vocals, and that the shape of our ears and depth of our ear canals can actually amplify certain frequencies. For the purposes of swapping earpads, it is enough to say that a flat line along the 0 dB line wouldn’t sound “good” on these uncompensated graphs, a dip in the midrange is to be expected since human ears are more sensitive to that region, and mainly we want to focus on how a Dekoni pad compares to the Stock Velour pad.

We use supple, animal-free Choice Leather that is the softest synthetic available today. The graph shows us a similar character to the stock Velour pads, with more midbass over a wide range of frequencies, and a narrow decrease in brightness at about 4 kHz, though overall it has dips and peaks in amplitude in all the same places, keeping the same overall character. If you were a gamer wanting gunshots to sound more meaty but have less fatiguing bite, this is a good pad for you! The Choice Leather is also excellent for trying hard and playing sweaty, because it easily wipes clean with a damp cloth or our safe cleaning products.

Having a hard time seeing how the midrange is mostly similar between the stock and Choice Leather pads? We usually only publish our graphs with the different frequency curves overlaid to line up at 300 Hz for consistency, but if we move them to overlay at the midrange, say around 2.5 kHz, you get the dark purple line as seen here:

Dekoni PC37X CHL 2.5kHz

The subjective factor of experiencing headphones and earpads matters the most, of course. If it sounds good, it is good! We listen with our pads for several revisions before release, and we want to thank the reviewers and our patrons on Head-Fi and other platforms who have shared their experiences. Real user experience is the best judge, and we thank everyone who has tried to describe their experience!

Our Sennheiser pads are available now at our fine dealers internationally, and dekoniaudio.com through the following link:

Choice Leather

 

Dekoni Audio is pleased to share a “deep dive” look into our Fostex TH-X00 Premium line of Earpads, specifically tuned to elevate your listening experience. 

We start with comfort, using our soft, high density, slow rebound memory foam for an extra plush experience that conforms to the shape of your face (and accommodates glasses stems). Like all our earpads, they are offered in a wide range of fabric options, including Elite Sheepskin, Elite Fenestrated Sheepskin, Elite Velour, and our Elite Hybrid pads. We also have Fostex TH-X00 available in Platinum Protein Leather, made from eggshell proteins.  We ensured the pads mount just as securely as the stock pads. Finally, we shaped and measured the pads to tune the sound and share a preview of how they sound compared to stock pads.

In our measurements, we aren’t using compensation except to cancel out the ear response of our microphone dummy head. We have been fortunate to have acquired a certain well-known Audio Precision-based measurement rig, and will continue to keep the measurements coming! Some measurements by others are made with adjustments to reflect the effect that the shape of a generic inner and outer ear will have on the sound waves – we don’t do that, because as every experienced audio enthusiast knows, we all have different ears! So, as part of a series of Dekoni Describes posts, we will walk our readers through understanding our graphs.

Dekoni TH-X00 Compared

The first thing to understand about an uncompensated graph is that it will sound different to the listener than the graph will show. For one, we haven’t smoothed our graphs, so there are many peaks and valleys that would have been lost information, but also there are other factors, such as the human’s extra sensitivity to vocals, and that the shape of our ears and depth of our ear canals can actually amplify certain frequencies. For the purposes of swapping earpads, it is enough to say that a flat line along the 0 dB line wouldn’t sound “good” on these uncompensated graphs, and mainly we want to focus on how a Dekoni pad compares to the Stock pad. With our measurements, we used the Fostex x Massdrop TH-X00 Purpleheart, which comes Stock with Fostex’s Pleather.

We use supple, natural Sheepskin that is the softest and most breathable available today, available in solid or Fenestrated (French for “windowed,” it has little holes in it). With our solid Sheepskin, overall we see a similar shaped frequency response and only up to a 4 dB deviation from stock, where the biggest change is a bit less energy around the 2-4 kHz range. Keep in mind the little “bowl” in the midrange between 1kHz and 5 kHz is normal, because without it, vocals would sound “shouty” and louder than the extended frequencies!

Dekoni TH-X00 Sk

Dekoni TH-X00 FnSk

Our Fenestrated Sheepskin is also similar in shape to the stock pad, though the midrange is elevated and more “forward” relative to stock, except near 3k-4k Hz which is very close to stock. This creates a more intimate presentation, great for people who enjoy Bio-Cellulose drivers yet wish for a more upfront presentation that focuses on vocals, guitars, violins, and ought to please the band Oppenheimer (check out their album names). Fenestrations are also airy in that they allow some more heat to escape through the pads.

Our Elite Velour has a higher thread count and tighter weave than typical velour pads, soft and breathable but as you can see there is no loss of foundational bass – in fact it traces very similar to the Fenestrated Sheepskin pads on this headphone, with just a bit less mids energy. In fact, this is a great opportunity to choose based on your comfort preference for cloth or leather, contrary to most velours which lose low end and high end pitch quantity that leave a bare midrange.

Dekoni TH-X00 Vlr

Dekoni TH-X00 Hyb

Our Hybrid pads, which are sealed with solid Sheepskin on the outside face, neutral Fenestrated Sheepskin on the inner face, and comfortable with Velour on the face facing your face, measure the closest to TH-900 stock pads, though it has a smaller peak around 8 kHz, and a similar 4dB drop around the 3k-4k Hz midrange. This pad is a great option if you want to keep as much of the stock sound as possible, while having cloth touching your skin.

Dekoni’s Protein Leather is an economical alternative to animal hides, as it is made from eggshell protein, and has a thinner weight and a more even grain structure than the Sheepskin. As you can see from the graph, it has a graph shape similar to the Hybrid pads with the changes emphasized just a little more, for a bit of a v-shaped presentation without getting sharp in the upper mids/treble.

Dekoni TH-X00 PL

The subjective factor of experiencing headphones and ear pads matters the most, of course. If it sounds good, it is good! One great feature of Fostex’s pad mount design is the relative ease of changing pads, so pads can be changed on a whim. We listen with our pads for several revisions before release, and we want to thank the reviewers and our patrons on Head-Fi and other platforms who have shared their experiences. Real user experience is the best judge, and we thank everyone who has tried to describe their experience!

Dekoni TH-X00 pads attach to the Fostex TH-900 mk1 and mk2, TH-909, TH-600 and 610, Drop.com’s TH- and TR-X00 of every wood variety, as well as headphones from other companies such as Denon D7000, D5000, D2000 and EMU Teak. Dekoni DT pads are available now at our fine dealers internationally and dekoniaudio.com through the following links:

Elite Sheepskin

Elite Fenestrated Sheepskin

Elite Hybrid

Elite Velour

Premium Platinum

 

Dekoni Audio is pleased to share a “deep dive” look into our HiFiman line of circular Earpads,  specifically tuned to elevate your listening experience. 

We start with comfort, using our soft, high density, slow rebound memory foam for an extra plush experience that conforms to the shape of your face (and accommodates glasses stems). Like all our earpads, they are offered in a wide range of fabric options, including Elite Sheepskin, Elite Fenestrated Sheepskin, Elite Velour, and our Elite Hybrid pads. Our pads fit the circular earcup HiFiman headphones, including the Sundara, HE560, HE400i, HE35X, and many more. We ensured the pads mount just as securely as the stock pads. Finally, we shaped and measured the pads to tune the sound and share a preview of how they sound compared to stock pads.

In our measurements, we aren’t using compensation except to cancel out the ear response of our microphone dummy head. We have been fortunate to have acquired a certain well-known Audio Precision-based measurement rig, and will continue to keep the measurements coming! Some measurements by others are made with adjustments to reflect the effect that the shape of a generic inner and outer ear will have on the sound waves – we don’t do that, because as every experienced audio enthusiast knows, we all have different ears! So, as part of a series of Dekoni Describes posts, we will walk our readers through understanding our graphs

Dekoni HE400i Comp
The first thing to understand about an uncompensated graph is that it will sound different to the listener than the graph will show. For one, we haven’t smoothed our graphs, so there are many peaks and valleys that would have been lost information, but also there are other factors, such as the human’s extra sensitivity to vocals, and that the shape of our ears and depth of our ear canals can actually amplify certain frequencies. For the purposes of swapping earpads, it is enough to say that a flat line along the 0 dB line wouldn’t sound “good” on these uncompensated graphs, a dip in the midrange is to be expected since human ears are more sensitive to that region, and mainly we want to focus on how a Dekoni pad compares to the Stock pad. With our measurements, we used the well-known HE400i, which comes Stock with HiFiman’s Pleather/Velour hybrids.

We use supple, natural Sheepskin that is the softest and most breathable available today, available in solid or Fenestrated. With our solid Sheepskin, you can comfortably choose this textile if you want the real leather upgrade, because the HE400i and it’s stablemates are some of the most open headphones with some of the least impact on sound from using our pads instead of the scratchy stock pads. Sheepskin is also easy to wipe clean any sweat and oils from your skin, and will be very durable over time.

Dekoni HE400i Sk

Dekoni HE400i FnSk

Our Fenestrated Sheepskin is also almost audibly indistinguishable from the stock pad, except for the real leather texture and the slightly better ~2dB increase in midrange, and slightly more sense of “air” at the limits of human hearing. The sub-bass is actually perceptually very similar to stock and our solid Sheepskin; remember that the limit to human hearing is closer to 20 Hz (first vertical line “in” on the logarithmic scale) and mostly felt more than heard, and the HE400i still has very impressive sub bass extension for an open-backed headphone! Fenestrations are also airy in that they allow some more heat to escape through the pads.

Our Elite Velour has a higher thread count and tighter weave than typical velour pads, soft and breathable but as you can see there is no loss of foundational bass – in fact it traces very similar to the Fenestrated Sheepskin pads on this headphone, and again audibly nigh-indistinguishable from stock. Our high thread count velour has much finer, softer, and shorter pile than the stock pads, and will be less itchy while also retaining the least heat.

Dekoni HE400i ELVR

Dekoni HE400i Hyb

Our Hybrid pads, which are sealed with solid Sheepskin on the outside face, neutral Fenestrated Sheepskin on the inner face, and comfortable with Velour on the face facing your face, measured with practically no deviation from the stock pads, but all the construction materials (including the memory foam inside) have received a premium upgrade for better comfort and durability. Remember, all of our pads carry a 2 year warranty against defects!

The subjective factor of experiencing headphones and earpads matters the most, of course. If it sounds good, it is good! We listen with our pads for several revisions before release, and we want to thank the reviewers and our patrons on Head-Fi and other platforms who have shared their experiences. Real user experience is the best judge, and we thank everyone who has tried to describe their experience!

Our HiFiman pads are available now at our fine dealers internationally, and dekoniaudio.com through the following links:

Elite Sheepskin

Elite Fenestrated Sheepskin

Elite Hybrid

Elite Velour

 

Dekoni Audio is pleased to share a “deep dive” look into our Audio Technica M50x line of Earpads, specifically tuned to elevate your listening experience. 

We start with comfort, using our soft, high density, slow rebound memory foam for an extra plush experience that conforms to the shape of your face (and accommodates glasses stems). Like all our earpads, they are offered in a wide range of fabric options, including Elite Sheepskin, Elite Velour, Choice Leather, Choice Suede, Choice Hybrid, and our Protein Leather pads. We ensured the pads mount just as securely as the stock pads – these pads will fit the M50x, but also the popular Sony MDR-7506. Finally, we shaped and measured the pads to tune the sound and share a preview of how they sound compared to stock pads.

In our measurements, we use the measurement data from the headphone coupled with the realistic ears of our microphone dummy head. We have been fortunate to have acquired a certain well-known Audio Precision-based measurement rig, and will continue to keep the measurements coming! The data is presented raw and uncompensated, except to cancel out the ear response of our microphone dummy head, and it’s the average data from 5 slightly different seatings of the headphone. Some measurements by others are made without headphones actually sitting on ears, or with adjustments to reflect the effect that the shape of a generic inner and outer ear will have on the sound waves – we don’t do that, because as every experienced audio enthusiast knows, we all have different ears! So, as part of a series of Dekoni Describes posts, we will walk our readers through understanding our graphs.

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The first thing to understand about an uncompensated graph is that it will sound different to the listener than the graph will show. For one, we haven’t smoothed our graphs, so there are many peaks and valleys that would have been lost information, but also there are other factors, such as the effect from the earcups and pads resting against a head and around ears, the human ear’s extra sensitivity to vocals (thus most headphones are designed with a midrange “bowl”), and that the shape of our ears and depth of our ear canals can actually amplify certain frequencies. For the purposes of swapping earpads, it is enough to say that a flat line along the 0 dB line wouldn’t sound “good” on these uncompensated graphs, a dip in the midrange is to be expected since human ears are more sensitive to that region, and mainly we want to focus on how a Dekoni pad compares to the Stock pad. With our measurements, we used the classic M50x, which comes Stock with Audio Technica’s microsuede pad.

We use supple, natural Sheepskin that is the softest and most breathable available today. With our solid Sheepskin, overall we see a similar frequency response curve shape as stock, except the sub-bass “rumble” response gently rolls off more than before. Great for anyone who chooses the M50x for tight bass, emphasis on the midrange and treble, and prefers the feel of leather (and thicker, memory foam pads).

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Our Protein Leather also has mildly lighter sub-bass (mostly it just sounds less boomy) and a more linear progression from bass to mids to treble. The upper mids and upper treble have a little less energy now, so if you ever felt the midrange of the stock pads (which lack the typical midrange bowl we would expect to see in an uncompensated RAW graph!) was too shouty or the treble was too hot, these could be a great option! Our Protein Leather is also more special than (plastic) pleather, as the eggshell membrane protein results in a more supple, moisturized and soft material.

Our Elite Velour has a higher thread count and tighter weave than typical velour pads, soft and breathable but as you can see the performance is similar to a sealed pad (and the stock pad!), with a little more quantity of low-midrange and sub bass. If you need something to wick away sweat and stay noticeably cooler than the stock pads, the Elite Velour are for you!

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Our Choice Hybrid pads are sealed with sleek and solid Choice Leather on the outside face and inner face, and soft Choice Suede on the face facing your face that won’t stick to your skin. This pad measures the close to the Velour and is shaped similarly to Audio Technica’s stock pads, with more sub-bass and low mids compared to the other pads, no more 4.5 kHz spike, and a bit more upper-midrange energy and “air” in the highest ranges of our hearing which helps with positional accuracy and sense of soundstage space.

Choice Leather is a super soft synthetic leather, offering an animal-free option. With a steeper dip in the midrange, the headphone sounds stronger in the bass than before, for a more exciting sound great for those deep electronic beats, but also smooths our the upper midrange spike centered around 4.5 kHz. 4.5kHz spikes are often correlated with sibilance, so this could be a great solution for taming more edgy harmonicas and violins.

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Choice Suede has a similar sound to Choice Leather, because both are actually sealed synthetic pads! The sound still has the smooth volume transition between (a touch extra) sub bass and midrange with no spike, and the stock dip at 6.5 kHz has shifted down to 5.5 kHz, so the sound may seem more romanticised. Our Choice Suede is also our most luxuriously soft textured pad textile, while also avoiding the stickiness that sometimes happens with smooth pads.

The subjective factor of experiencing headphones and earpads matters the most, of course. If it sounds good, it is good! We listen with our pads for several revisions before release, and we want to thank the reviewers and our patrons on Head-Fi and other platforms who have shared their experiences. Real user experience is the best judge, and we thank everyone who has tried to describe their experience!

 

   Our Audio Technica pads are available now at our fine dealers internationally, and dekoniaudio.com through the following links:

Elite Sheepskin

Elite Velour

Choice Hybrid

Choice Leather

Choice Suede

Premium Platinum