Well gentlemen, after reading through every single page of this thread, I decided to cancel the order I had for the HS-761 and go for the Pro 80 + HM5 Velour Pads. They should both find their way to me in a couple of weeks and I'm beyond excited to see what the sound is like as well as how the comfort is improved with the velour pads. As I recall from the comments in here they're not so hard to change are they?
Takstar's stock pads slip right off.
The Brainwavz will need stretching. They are more than capable and will not rip.