Above, I did a couple of comparisons between the Elex and the Clear as well with pad swapping…I actually ended up using the Elex pads on my Clear the most…mostly due to the clears pad cost and wanting to preserve them.
I definitely noticed a difference but it wasn’t enough for me not to enjoy them with the Elex pads
I was thinking of getting some alcantara and making my own…carefully taking the ones I have apart and using them as a pattern and then stitching them up…I found a source for the alcantara now for the courage to do it!!! DIY!!
I have been using the original Bifrost MB since they came out and havent really found anything that would make me want to replace it…maybe the new Bifrost 2 for better power regulation and seperate supplies and the new chips for the -144dB 24bits “bandwidth”…but I would guess even this isnt going to matter that much…agree the differences with dacs are often exaggerated…
The Drop had a replacement earpas offerring for a pair of pads for the their ELEX pads they finally shipped but they had a BIG SNAFU!..They only shipped out 1 earpad!! Lots of folks upset about this.
Thinking your getting a set od pads (plural) and then waiting a few months and getting only 1/2 half of the order!! They sent out a note to tell us all their resolution which is vague but trying to get Focal to accelerate the missing earpads and send to those who only got 1…
Are you guys up here talking about “The Infamous Case of the Focal Pads for Elex ,Van Gogh Edition” sold by Drop last December!!! Because I got mine two weeks ago…mine single and alone pad:crazy_face:.
First I thought it was my mistake, that maybe the right way was putting two items on the shopping cart, but ear pads, like shoes, are sold in pairs. No?
I have the Elears and the fact they were only $60 and were Focal’s originals and not Dekoni or others was enough reason for me to buy them, we all know how expensive Focal’s pads are, and I could listen to Elex for just $60.
I totally forgot about it until I got the email letting me know the package was on the way.
Drop is asking for patience while they gather and send the second pad and also is going to give us $10 credit for the inconvenience.
In the meantime I’ll be listening to both headphones at the same time!! I just don’t know yet in which ear put the Elear and which put the Elex:thinking:
There is a site that was selling the Grey Clears for $99 and then $149 and are all out and doesnt know if they will get more. When Focal learned of the $99 price they raised the price and the site had to go to $149…even at the reduced price Focal and the dealer selling was making bucks…
I REALLY like my Focal Clears nut IMO $200 is just too dang high for replacement pads…
I would pay $99 for them but not a penny more…thats just me!