I found the sound quality better with the velour pad, less grainy , smoother sound.
Seemed the soundstage was improved, although I'm not sure.
The bass is less pronounced, perhaps slightly more muddy, but I don't care.
Well I didn't use a very good source, but that were my quick impression after switching pads.
It's a true pain to change the pad (struggling with pads) , so I rely on my memory for comparison.
Edited by extrabigmehdi - 3/17/12 at 7:37pm