Excellent. Most Ortho earpads turn up intact, unlike the Audio-Technica and Stax pads from the '70s and early '80s, but for those that don't, this is useful information, and it's great to have the velour option.
The best of my two sets of ghetto yamahas came with pads that were merely half-flattened with about half of the shiny black finish worn off the pleather. I believe these pads are under my bed at the moment.
The other set were flat to the point of no cushion, and worn through in some spots. I threw them away.
Of course, this is a hazard of my ebay habits. I decline to purchase lots of yamaha orthos with pristine, shiny, patent-leather-looking pads.
So, having a pair of MDR-V200's in the junk bin to peel pads off of was good. Sony pleather in good condition is less objectionable than Yamaha pleather in bad condition. The Sennheiser pleather is better still, and the back of the sennheiser pads is a firm vinyl that should hold up well to being stuck and unstuck. The finish on the sony pleather starts to peel off pretty quickly with that kind of abuse.
I'm ordering a pile of HD485 cables and an HD650 cable from them this weekend, I'll have 'em add a pair of HD25 velours as well.