Do Denon pads fit the HE400? Because you can get some Lawton pads and try them out...
Not $45, but build quality should be better.
Anyone used Denon pads, or was it all Beyer pads?
Well, at least I think my J$s are B-stock. Or at least one of them is; it has some wrinkly leather for the leather used around the outer circle of the earpad. The other earpad in the pair I have is much more uniform in terms of leather.
Note that I bought these weeks before Jeremy gave you or YGuyG the remaining stocks, and he did not mention if the ones he shipped to me were A or B or A/B mixed stock.
I had ordered mine around the same time as you and he did indicate to me that they were from his A stock - I hadn't asked specifically, but in conversation about his charity he mentioned currently working on selling out the A stock first. My pair has no blemishes I can identify, but there is a tiny mark on one pad that was likely present from the leather hide he used. I work with some leather from time to time and every piece has it's imperfections, so it's to be expected to a certain degree. It is possible to get higher quality hide, but at a premium. I think what he used is just fine for the application.