What I can say is that unless I change the stock pads on the 2000, I'll not be keeping these. They just don't sit on my bald head at all. They won't necessarily slip and are generally comfortable but I am always having to pay attention and realize that I have headphones on my head that can fall or slip down with any movement. I really don't know what they were thinking with that suspension mechanism.
I don't think I would ever call using an actual "Audio Component" with any headphone, other than the most basic inexpensive (under $50 or so), "Overkill". I have no interest whatsoever in portable music listening.; life's too short to trivialize my music listening time. I'm not that locked into the hierarchy of using only."like" value equipment with other "like" value equipment when it comes to headphone or loudspeakers, simply because they're only transducers.
That being said , I've decided to go in another direction as far as my choosing another pair of headphones go. You are absolutely right about the Audeze pads though (& I'm fairly set on purchasing a set of the Vegan pads
for the "cans" I've turned my attention towards)
I hope the comfort issues work out for you. Though I think you'll be okay with just staying with your other in house cans.