They 840 ones had better be better than the 440 ones, as I'm not exactly a fan. They don't feel horrible, but they're plasticky and stiff and don't really form all that well to the head. On the plus side, when I'm not wearing my glasses they seal pretty well. I guess this might be an improvement for V6 users.
Come to think of it, wouldn't velour upset the tonal balance toward extra brightness? I've known about the DT250 pad mod for a while but could never quite figure out how it could be good for an already bright headphone.
Everyone always talks about the beyerdynamic dt 250 pads but the Shure pads should be considered.
I think the Shure srh 440 earpads make the MDR V6 sound better than the stock pads.
They are also a better fit because are truly circumaural you could also use the Shure 840 pads which are a bit nicer pads
Or you could just buy a better headphone instead.
Edited by Argyris - 1/5/11 at 11:38pm