grizz, definitely give pad rolling a chance. You'll be surprised. From the sounds of it, I feel like you would enjoy the 1540 pads. Definitely more rumbly than stock and only a little bit less air. Those NVX angled pads are very good as well, and you won't have to worry about losing air -- in fact they will even help the soundstage (maybe not as rumbly as the 1540's though, can't remember).