Thanks. I really like the stock pads, and use them on my HE-500s. Easily the best for me with those cans, having tried six different pads. Can you be more specific about how they're better than the stock pads with the Qs? I didn't like the Annies at all, but they were really comfortable. Are you using the bass port mod? I'm thinking I might try them again, esp. now that my rig is far better than when I tested them.
re: leather, is your usual listening environment relatively cool, temperature-wise? Mine is not, unfortunately, so pleather is unpleasant. I'll have a look around for the J-moneys.
Yeah they are bass modded, I just like the seal of the leather, the added sub-bass and the dulling of the highs a bit.