So awaiting my Magni + Modi. Maybe it'll help like ... one person ever, but I'll still do comparisons with the Little Dot MKIII and the E17. Also ordered an RCA cable from Blue Jeans Cables. Figured that price range was a good balance between making sure I have something good and grossly overpaying for snake oil.
MAY try the velours tonight I'm just awful with my hands and I don't want to take them off and not be able to get them back on.
Use a small flathead screwdriver to installing and uninstalling the pads. It's harder to do without any flat tools.
If you don't have a small tool like that, then cut a small rectangle out of a card you can waste, or use a guitar pick; anything small, dull, flat will suffice for popping the earpad mounting tabs in/out of the inner slits of the cup.