Nice, glad to hear you got the problem resolved and can now enjoy them!
Could give this a shot, I believe he cut square holes into the leather so he could attach the velcro directly to the metal. Ill be doing this once i get my he-500's. I have a pair of hd600's and the headband(while it wont be the exact same) is nice and soft.
Ignore the none believers regarding burn in ;)
Mine sounded congested and boxy to begin with, compared to my old 650's. A week or two later they really opened up. Then I couldn't listen to my 650's anymore..
Congrats and enjoy!
Tube rolling will start very soon~
btw, how does the new upgrade cable sound like now?
I´m hearing quite a bit of noise, can that be caused by the Headphones itself?
Also currently I´m using them out of a Macbook which goes into my Lyr, so will adding a dac solve my problem ?