Better comfort, fit, and sound from your Denon headphones.
Premium lambskin leather for superior softness and breathability.
Places driver at optimum distance and angle from ear, improves soundstage/imaging,
and musical coherence.
100% designed and manufactured by us from ground up to our specification from our
Durable, high-quality, materials and construction, tough and built to last.
Larger opening for bigger ears!
Luxurious soft comfort for hours of happy listening.
Lawton Audio Angle Pads-- Better Fit, Comfort & Sound From Your Denon Headphones
The design of the factory pads that are provided with the Denon phones is not optimized
to deliver best sound and performance, merely to allow the user to maintain a slim
profile and look “cool” while wearing them. They are also all made from synthetic
materials that do not always hold up with long-term use. The factory pads’ lean-ness
and lack of stuffing of course makes them very thin, which places the powerful driver
very close to the ear. This provides the music no real room to breathe, collapsing
the soundstage, and streaming a cacophonous “wall of sound” directly into the ear
that can be fatiguing over time with certain music types.
Re-Position the Drivers for Optimal Sound & Music
Moving the driver away, if only slightly, can have a surprising effect in a headphone,
reducing the physical sensations produced by the vibrating driver and sound waves.
Because you can no longer “feel” the little drivers working away, this helps you
relax and forget you are wearing headphones. The sound snaps into focus with much
better separation between formerly competing instrumental lines, increasing overall
musical coherence and cohesion. Potential for treble fatigue is greatly reduced.
Angle the Drivers for More Coherent Soundstage & Imaging
To help encourage the brain to blend the separate stereo images we experience with
headphones, it also helps to place the drivers at a slight angle in front of the
ear canal. This causes the sound to appear to emanate from in front of the listener
in a more natural way as it might at a concert or when listening to a pair of speakers.
It also tends to close up the usual gap we experience in the middle of the image
with most headphones.
By tapering the pads carefully down in the front, we can enhance the angle of the
drivers relative to your ear, achieving a more optimal degree of tilt. This helps
us perceive a more continuous and coherent soundstage, now with real layering and
depth to the image.
Although we pioneered this concept years ago, we formerly merely modified the existing
stock pads to achieve the desired effect; now for the first time, Lawton Audio provides
our own pair of completely custom made ear pads for the Denon headphones, designed
by us from the ground up. Our pads are the result of dozens of prototypes to ensure
best sound quality. We think you will agree it was worth the wait. Our Angle Pads
are now a standard part of the Level 1 Lawton Audio Tuning for Denon.
Maximum Comfort and Luxury for Hours of Musical Magic
The workmanship on our pads is impressive, incorporating the highest quality genuine
lambskin leather for a truly deluxe feel and maximum durability. We spent a lot of
time trying out different foam materials so we could arrive at just the right balance
between firmness needed to retain their crucial shape and the plush softness we wanted
to surround your ears with! We also have a bit more room for bigger ears! Ahhhhhhhhhh!
Early reports back have also commented that the larger ear holes are also providing
an even airier and larger soundstage than before.
Because we are obsessed with improving every aspect of these pads, we even sought
out a superior mesh fabric material to protect the drivers while also allowing more
air (and music) to more easily flow to your ears, for less obstruction, veiling or
masking of sound.
In short, we are confident you will find our Angle Pads superior in every way to
the stock pads that came with your Denon!