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I think I'm the only one using them, at least that I've seen on here. The real benefit to me is they fit entirely around my ears, so they're more comfortable and getting a good seal is not fiddley. But the stock pads feel very nice so if your ears fit well in them I don't think I'd bother.
 http://www.mp4nation.net/brainwavz-hm5-spare-earpad-1pc Note that the listing is for a single pad... you have to buy two. I don't think the sound difference was huge after changing pads. The soundstage improved some, but I swapped them mostly for comfort
 They are user replaceable. I've been using HM5 pads on mine since day one. The soundstage did seem to increase, but I've never heard the K550, and frankly at this point I hardly remember what the K545 sounded like with stock pads.
So what are we talking about if the active component upgrade comes to pass? What does that mean exactly?
I recently bought some Westone Star tips, and I think I would like them a lot, particularly since they have some long but not fat tips (the round type never seem to get a good seal for me). Unfortunately, the hole is too narrow for my Monster Gratitudes. Anyone know of a similar tip that has a wider opening?
The Takstar HD5500 would be a better choice than the Pro80 I believe. Very nice for EDM.
The bass is not heavy at all, but I find it does extend pretty deep. That's the way I hear it anyway. I have a Takstar HD5500 here for heavy bass and it's a fuller sounding headphone, but I find it hard to leave the nuance and clarity of the K545.
Shinnbone, you probably didn't notice any of my earlier posts, but I've owned the K545 for a while now. I actually thought the bass was decent from the beginning.   In fact, I was listening to my K545s most of the morning before going to Best Buy. That's why I was amazed at how crappy they could make them sound!
And I thought the Momentum sounded pretty decent, but now I'm wondering if it would be horribly muddy given how anemic the AKG sounds there.   The M4U 2 on display still has one side shorted out a month or so after my last visit, so obviously great attention to detail there.
Wow, I just came back from going to Best Buy over my lunch break. They have the K545 now, and through their system it sounded awful. Completely devoid of bass. If I had heard that first, I probably wouldn't have bought mine! It makes me wonder now if my judgments of any of the other headphones there are correct...
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