Can you post a pic, or pix, of your pads? Did you get your HE-500s new?
sorry, thought you had the AKG-like pads. Get him to post pix ;-)
FWIW, I use Q701 pads on my HE-500s, primarily for comfort, though I like the sound, too. I just taped the HFM mounting rings to the pads and... mounted them. The sizes matched up just fine, no trimming or anything needed.
You do?! I never would've guessed! Man, if only I knew of this earlier, I would've bought a pair of those pads!
Also, any update on the S.E.X. amp and the HE-500, whoever said that they would have both very soon? I'm curious about it and didn't hear about it after they mentioned it...