For those of you who use the Audeze vegan pads: how did you put them on?
I tried first by removing the inner ring and put the flaps over the cups. The inner cloth is wrinkled and the whole thing is not really rigid.
I decided to put the rings back inside and taped the hifiman mounting rigs outside using the audeze tape.
It's clearly not optimal in terms of physical conduction and as a result the bass is clearly not as tight as with the original pleather and the overall sound has some bloom to it.
Air is less present but I like the tonality. The treble seem more in focus and detailed compared to the pleather.
I assume the pads play a big role in the Audeze house sound considering what they do to the HE-6.
The comfort is awesome!
Leave the inner ring and attach the flaps directly to the double sided tape. Don't use the Hifiman ring at all. You'll get a much tighter seal and no more leaky bass.