Here is what my suspension band SHOULD look like. The DIY guide was on how make the basic support system out of relatively inexpensive materials and then use something to cover them up. I have had dozens of people try this out with my personal pair and not one of them complained about the looks nor the lack of comfort. I did try the Senn pad and many other types of mods to improve comfort and the suspension mod beats them all by a mile. Also notice that the rods have been pulled nearly all the way down and that the headband has been bent a little to provide better support.
Just how comfortable is the suspension mod? I have two co-workers who have implemented the suspension headband and the Paradox is the only headphone they can wear all day (7 hours+) and not feel the need to remove it or feel the slightest bit of inconvenience.
If the suspension headband looks bad or doesn't improve on comfort, it's because it was not properly implemented but regardless of how it looks...comfort will be the best IMHO.
EDIT: High res pic here.
As in many things "headphone", comfort,sound, looks, etc, these are very subjective things/preferences. BTW your suspension looks great compared to some others. As I said in my post, "it may not be as comfy as yours, but it does the job for me. My preferences are for simplicity and ease of implementation, and for me the Senn pads work well. I certainly respect your ability and thoroughness in this "T50 mod thing" to achieve what you and others see as the best results. I meant no disrespect. I only listen to my phones for 2-3 hours at the most, no marathon 7-8 hours, and my simple mod works well for me. satwilson