The HE-300 has to be one of the most underrated phone around. The Hifiman planars get all the love but these things rock. Been listening to them for a few hours exclusively. They do various genres deliciously. I have the velour pads on which the sound is better than the pleather. The pleather pads give a more congested and dark sound. They also scale really well with amps. The mids on these things are yummy!!!
Did you buy the velour pads aftermarket?what velour headphone did you use on HE-300?coz on that photo the pads i see is like the stock one due to its color ,does HE-300 have a strong and punchy bass?and does the mids are well textured to handle weighty guitar distortion for metal music,or its more suitable for listening female vocal(love the voice of Hayley Westenra for now )?coz currently i doesn't have a full size cans for my desktop setup ,how it compare to the DT880?
Thank's for the explanation