J$ doesn't have leather ear pads for the HD-650. Only Beyerdynamic and Denon angle pads.
On the other hand, we need to petition Sennheiser to reduce the cost of the HD-580/600 and 650 pads. $58-59 is crazy for velour pads. Even their pads for the HD-555/595/518/558 and 598 any run about $18 a pair (plus shipping.)
$46/pair directly from Sennheiser. That's not that bad. What hurts is the markup from other places...
Sennheiser is also really fast in shipping parts out.
BTW my pads are really old. I don't want to know how much worse new pads would sound... I'll be afraid that the mids will be much less forward.
Edited by tdockweiler - 2/14/13 at 8:54am