I am sort of resurrecting this thread with some information I was going to post in the similar thread over in the Ultrasone forum:http://www.head-fi.org/forums/f125/q...0-pads-409312/
I elected to move over here, as some of the info is likely not entirely flattering to ultrasone's stock design of the 780's, and well, the other thread is in their house, so to speak:
I've been accused of having a thick head, a pig head, a big head, probably a fat head, and definitely of being bullheaded. I'm pretty sure it is of larger than average but not outlandish proportions.
I find the Velvet pads infinitely more comfortable. I think I find the bass slightly less tight. I think the treble is still very bright, but not nearly as brittle. I think the mids came forward ever so slightly.
I've prefaced everything with I think in deference to the 300, 400, 500 hours, never gonna happen burn in times that are smattered all over any mention of the HFI780. I got them with 200 hours, they have about 300 now, and do seem to change still, or my perception of them is changing, as the source and music choice change. Whatever...
Anyway, I can wear them quite comfortably now, even with glasses. I could not before, and would have sold them this week had the Beyer pads not solved that problem.
Anyone have any suggestions for the top bar pad? It is like a knife edge splitting my skull after a while.
Next is an attempt at damping, finally a recable. I'll probably use the smaller diameter Mogami, I may spring for some XLO. I'm not sure yet.