I think modding the headband lends itself to ones imagination, resources and skill, but starts at one place: slicing off the bumps (with the one exception of putting some foam in-between the bumps). I tried the foam, but it didn't do enough for me. I have a ton of this thinnish, translucent/white foam. I just cut a piece (two at first) to the shape of the headband, then used carpet tape (outdoor variety; very sticky, not thick at all) to fix the foam to the bump-less underside. Two pieces provided nice padding, but after I wrapped it all in a folded bandana (half of one, cut on the long diagonal axis), two pieces of foam proved too thick. Now it's simply perfect, and with the white bandana with black printing, it goes well with my white Q701. My Q701 was at the limit of the self-adjusting headband to begin with. Guess I've got a big head. Anyway, I'm glad I got up the nerve to slice off those bumps. I used my newly sharpened (by hand) mini Swiss Army knife. Easy peasy. Just have a plan on what to do after you've removed the bumps before you get to slicing.