Pads = very little clamping pressure for me. I'd actually prefer just a bit more. Q pads on my HE-500s = best HE-500 sound from the many pads I've tried. That's a real Qoup... errr, coup
Bumps = death to my (mostly) bald head, so I sliced them off, split a bandana in two (corner to corner), folded it a few times, then wrapped it around the headband. Perfect and dirt cheap. It's even black on white, so it matches my white Qs There are a few pix in this thread.
Best/worst Q moment: when one of the little screws fell inside the cup during an iteration of the bass port mod How the hell it got in there, I don't know, esp. since I couldn't shake it out. Ended up breaking connections (wires soldered to posts) in order to free the driver, in order to get that damn screw. Avoided the temptation to defenestrate said screw, soldered the wires back on (a very tidy job of it, too!), et voila! my Qs are as good as new. So I count that as best and worst, but it serves as a tale of caution to us crazy modders.
Curious to hear anyone else's best/worst moment(s) with their Qs.
Man. If that even happened to me, I'd have to shake mine to death. Not willing to solder headphones anytime soon :D
The only freak moments I had with the Q's is dropping them.. Luckily they landed headband first!
I switch to my a900x :D
Pads have a large surface area and the wing system has a different contact area on my head compared to the Q's.