my pleather pads just got worned out after 2 years... I have to use the velour pads that I have dusted.. man I cant listen to this... this is terrible man, how is this even better than the stock pleather pads that u guys have been saying?
Also is it normal that the steel part and the screw got rusty? Mine is getting rusty I have to find a way to cover it up.. the part thats connecting the headband to the earcup, thats where it got rusty...
People who like the velours have issues with the stock sound in the first place. I guess that wasn't the case for you.
Regarding rust, I have the same issue (probably worse by now). It could be the weather here in Singapore, and that I leave my 400 out in the open on a stand all the time since they are used everyday. I also tend to have sweaty/oily palms. Haven't seen this being brought up often though, so no idea what I can do about it. Ugly? Yes. Sound-wise? Can't say I hear any difference.