Originally Posted by sylr87
I like the solid balanced sound because I listen to such a variety of music styles. ... What should my next step be? I am considering the Shure pads, and am looking into a new amp.
Hi, Sylr87. Welcome to head-fi!
What's your current setup, particularly your amp? Your amp may already have the juice to power T50RPs and a new one might not give you a huge boost.
I'd also suggest you give your mods an extended listen with a range of music and see if there's anything you don't like about them over time. Something missing or lacking? A particular frequency that's too loud? That kind of stuff. If you continue to like everything, don't change anything.
But if you find that you want something different, listen to logarithmic frequency sweeps that cover the audible range. This will help you pinpoint what's wrong, i.e., which frequencies are too soft/too loud. You might be able to Google some audio files of sweeps. There are also two free software packages that I know of that will generate log sweeps: Room Equalization Wizard and Audacity. Audacity will require a simple plug-in, described here. These are big powerful applications though and using them just for sweeps is overkill.
Then head over to BMF's Fostex T50RP Incremental Mods and Measurements thread and read the first post in particular. It's pretty much an encyclopedia of tested mods and their effect on sound.