Yeah the HM5 pads are almost a prerequisite for all mobile headphones. How's the top of the headband feel? The one thing I don't like about the 780's is the the non removable cable, but I can change that easily.
Any other solid contenders for the the price? $250 and less for 40mm gold plated drivers seems like the best bang for the buck model that they make considering the materials used. Also, why does it seem Ultrasone is hard to find information about? Are they really that underrated?
Edit: also is that aluminum? I assume that's why reviews say it's heavy?
The top of the headband is fine on me, it doesn't bother me at all.
The cable can easily be made removable.
The cups are plastic with an aluminum veneer that scratches if you look at it the wrong way. The headband is made from a sturdy plastic which is great but does add to the weight a little.
Not a lot of love for the Ultrasone brand here on Head-Fi, you either love the sound or you absolutely hate it.