Oh your keeping them alright. The RS1i's are just too cool of an hp. To me they're idiot proof, and I know because sometimes, okay more than sometimes, I act like a real idiot. Just plug them in and turn on the music. Plus they sound freaking great out of anything. Phone, laptop, high end/not high end home theatre or hp listening station. The truth is they just keep getting better and better. Some people insist on "burning in" their hp's with white noise or running music thru them for days on end. Not necessary! I just used them when I was in the mood to listen to some music. If you do this you'll be AMAZED at how their sound comes together. No **** Sherlock. When it comes to using the G-cushions on the RS1's I find that it kind of depends on what I'm listening to. Turbulent Labs headbands are awesome. I'd like to get some nice machined aluminium gimbals and rodblocks for them, but the guy who makes them here in Minnesota hasn't gotten back to me.
They do start to grow on me big time. With the G-cushions I like the amount of soundstage and bass a lot. Plus they are super duper comfortable now which is very very important to me. I can't enjoy a headphone if the comfort isn't there. The RS1i aren't the best or most refined headphones I've ever owned, but I'm tapping my feet when listening and that's a great indicator I believe.