Did I mention to you Ron than the 990 pads do break in? After like 100 hours or so when the pad starts to form to the shape of your head xD it does get a little warmer mids, and a touch more sub bass, but ofc they will always be "beyer bright"
and gawd are they un forgiving, I have an EDM HQ playlist on my pc. I forgot why I did, then I listened to my mp3s [none of them are transcodes...] and eww some of them you can hear the artifacts from the poor vinyl to digital transfer job [I used to use a shifty Russian site to buy my music... or rather buy my EDM] >.>
I think that I will definitely revisit them in the upcoming days... For now, I am set on old Hifiman velour pads :-) Gonna compare more with the new velours and Beyer velours.
Btw, FocusPad-A are on the way to me... I have a feeling that I will like them more than the FocusPad production pads. Those are just meh.