Originally Posted by RPGWiZaRD
I'd still just wanna hear if you noticed any sound changes when swapping the pads? :)
It's in the review, maybe buried though. The sound change is minimal to me. The bass is still intact, sound stage increases, comfort increases drastically. Mids sound about the same to me. If anything changed, the treble may have taken a small roll off even more, it's completely fatigue-free, not that it wasn't before. It's a very smooth sound. After I put them on, they still sounded virtually the same except I noticed how much better it felt to have a deeper cup, not touch as much, and the sound stage was improved to the point where I was thinking I was wearing my DT770. The DT770 is still more comfortable, by a margin, but the Q40's bass is monstrous with a calm relaxed treble and great mids. All in all, the pad swap didn't effect it drastically to me. I have both grey & black velours for DT770 (I initially tried the greys since I have them on the DT770, but ordered the black ones to match the Q40 more).