AVAILABILITY UPDATE: Alpha Pads are in stock.
The Alpha Pad is for MrSpeakers Mad Dog with Dog Pad owners considering an upgrade to Alpha Pads (3-5 minutes, no tools), owners of Mad Dogs with Alpha Pads needing new pads, and owners of Fostex T50RP "modded" headphones looking for a nice leather pad. If you have Mad Dogs with 840 pads, you should purchase a tune-up and the pads, then mail your phones to us for adjustment.
Alpha Pads may also be used with other headphones, but we do not warranty fit or performance.
Alpha Pads are NOT eligible for the 15-day return, all sales are final.
HiFiMan HE400 and HE500 owners: We have been able to successfully swap pads to the Alpha Pads. They make the phone more comfortable, and they also yield (to our ears) a smoother sound for both phones. We do not warranty fit, nor do we provide support for this, it is strictly DIY. It's not trivial to install the pads, but it's also not a terribly complex process. We'll post a YouTube video for interested "modders" the next time we have a set of the phones in hand.
M-Audio Q40 users have reported the fit is good, as is the sound.
Denon owners: X000 and X100 owners have reported good results with the pads, though the fit is tight. One post can be found here.