Hey shame on you. You should be proud to have Tim Horton coffee (Just kidding) . I'm from the same castaway region (Québec) so I feel the pain.
For pad option I'm waiting for the new Hifiman Leather (Pleather??) replacement earpad at $20 + shipping. I currently have the SRH-840 and like them but I was curious on trying these one. I'll report back the differences when they arrived.
I bought some of these to play with and had no luck at all. Utterly cutoff the bass. I didn't play with them on stock, only on some units with the white felt removed, so YMWV.