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I did try my d7000 pads on my he-500 and he-6. comfort was great, sound was horrible. my favorite are the velours pads. but the leather hifiman are more comfortable for long sessions. but the velours sound so good. the audeze pads appears to be much better. I checked them on the audeze website. they are surprisingly expensive too. I will order a couple pairs for my he-500 and he-6.
Pleather on the HE-6 don't ****** up the sound like they did on the HE-500.
I didn't notice the velour were much better (or any better for that matters) on the 6s. If anything, pleather make the sound darker and fuller in addition to being way more comfy. It's my go-to for these headphones.
With the Audeze micro suede ("vegan") earpads (on HE-6) you get both more sub-bass and a more open / spacious sound. So it's a win-win - contrary to the HiFiMan earpads where you have to choose between more open, but less bass - or more bass, but less open sound.
+1 Forgot to mention the comfort too.
There is quite a bit of material written about this already, but it's always fun to go over :) If I had tons of measurement tools at my disposal, I would love to cover this area in great detail. Not only output impedance, but also varying the impedance of headphones themselves, along with sonic differences between DC-coupled, wideband, etc. amplifiers. Each headphone would need it's own mini-thread though lol!
When I heard the Lyr with the HE-6, I thought it was pretty disappointing too. Everything just sounded way too smooth and lack resolution. You will get much better results with a speaker amp.