I already did that, thanks to you and your postings.. :) I don't really mean it is an issue, but since I'm used to an extreme volume listening, that extra sparkle becomes noticeable, even with the mod. I also tried the beyer dt770 velour pads, I have 2 pairs of them, but both silver, doesn't match well these cans.
Hehe, np. I think E11 with bass boost enabled will definitely help in your case, if you give more of something else, the other frequency area will also automaticly be "tamed down" as frequency response is all about the balance. I'd also imagine the DT770 pads may not work so great after all, I read the midrange becomes more distant sounding which takes away the fun/intimate/engaging sound of Q40.