The leather earpads from the ATH-W5000, and the Velvet/Cloth earpads from the ATH-AD700x, will work with the ATH-A700x. If you are located in the United States, these earpads can be purchased through the ATUS Parts Department (firstname.lastname@example.org).
- Using different earpads (other than the stock earpads) will indeed effect the frequency-response of any headphones.
- The non-leather material ATUS uses for the A700x headphones is made with a vinyl-based or polyurethane-based material that ATUS refers to as ‚Äúleatherette‚ÄĚ. It is not prone to breaking down if the headphone earpads are properly maintained. To clean leatherette earpads, first you must UNPLUG them from any device. Then, use a small amount of mild-strength detergent and water. Please make certain that you do NOT use a detergent that is known to irritate your skin. Also, AVOID using any products containing any amount Bleach, Alcohol, or Ammonia, as they could dry out the material. It is recommended that you do NOT soak the headphones with the cleaning solution; rather, dampen a cloth and try on an inconspicuous area first. Do not ‚Äúscrub‚ÄĚ the headphones; rather, just give a gentle cleaning. After using the recommended cleaning method listed above, please wipe down with a water-dampened cloth. Allow to dry thoroughly before again using your headphones.
If you are not located in the United States, please contact the Audio-Technica division for your world area:http://www.audio-technica.com/world...