Well I've been playing with the stock pleathers, the extra velours that came with my pair, and my D2000's stock pleathers. The velours are junk...the seams coming apart, the sound too tinny, bass is all but removed, the comfort level imho reduced...aside from the feel on skin, the pressure on skin is worse. At least with the set of velour pads I recieved. Junk.
Fair enough, well the stock pleathers were sorta comfy but sounded great. The range was there, the bass was present with slight impact. Then I removed the foam rings and the impact increased, yet I felt like I lost very little to no treble, mid or separation...though my untrained ears may just be trained for bass...and these being so clear by nature are amazing in comparison to my normal HP stock. I was hesitant to remove the foam spacers below the pleather pads due to my ears already touching the grills, but the comfort increased substantially regardless of my big dome and big ears.
Then a wild hair to try my D2000's earpads kept tugging at me...the most comfortable headphones with the most comfy pleather pads ever...sitting there. Why not?
Well worth it! Comfort increased! Clamp pressure is great and solid...not worried about them falling off yet they're soft on my dome. Great! Sub bass seems to have come out a little more, impact is as good if not a little better than stock pleathers minus foam rings. This is a winning combination for bassheads that want excellent bass and solid impact from an opened back planar magnetic headphone. I am so amazed by these, I am in disbelief what my FiiO E9 and Denon AVR-1613 bring from them. The E9 has more raw power and bass, but the Denon AVR brings out a more well-rounded sound and better separation. At this point I'm on the E9 and loving it!
Anyone else try D2000 pads? Thoughts?