First. a nod to The Purple One...R.I.P. Prince *
One observation I'd like to add now, but had to quickly log off and hit the street last night, was the pads get warmer quicker after sealing the cups. User experience and what individuals may or may tolerate will vary. Good sound will see me quickly acclimated.
Currently using Lawton Audio TH-900 Leather pads. Using gauss sounds like a good idea, thanks for tip! Maybe Saturday and will report back.