They sound like a pillow between them and my head....
HD485s are being RMAd because I was being a little rough when messing with the pads and broke a clip that the frame attaches to that holds the driver screen and holds the pads to the frame.
Mailed them today, killing myself tomorrow.
Good news, got a Pioneer VSX-401 receiver, has a nice ~10-band EQ on the front, with LIGHTS on the sliderS!!!
Guess why I only got it for 5 dollars? Both the A and B channel buttons were set to on... Came with remote too! Seems to have some pretty good power, but not nearly as clean as my Onkyo HT-R530, could just be the cheap headphone output from my AV-710 and cheap interconnect. (Onkyo usually hooked up optical)