These ear pads sport a very large round opening for the ear. Designed for the VOCE Electrostatic headphone, the pads are also compatible with all ETHER headphone models. The electrostat ear pads may potentially be used with headphones from other vendors, but please note that there is no guarantee these ear pads will fit any headphone besides the mentioned Dan Clark Audio models. Changing ear pads is a fun, easy and reversible way to modify the sound and feel of your headphone. For ETHER and ETHER Flow owners (the pad is not compatible with ETHER 2) the pads generally create a large soundstage, with a slightly darker midrange. Because the ear hole is so large, it's also possible to change the tone of the headphone by repositioning the position of the headphone relative to the ear. In general, we find that the ear pads produce a brighter sound when the headphone is moved toward the back of the head, while more forward positions darken the mids.
Formerly known as MrSpeakers, Dan Clark's headphones are hand-assembled in the USA, and their intensive sound research has resulted in a number of patents for technologies like their V-planar driver and TrueFlow magnet array. The headphones are all tuned by Clark, who favors a signature quite close to the Harman Response Curve, that tends to results in a smooth, powerful sound.