Just got mine in, upgrade from the oldest shure 840 version to the new and improved alpha pads. This is a night and day upgrade. The comfort is a huge improvement over the shure pads and I can honestly say that these are most comfortable headphone I have ever worn (note with the comfort strap), and I have never had such a good seal over my ears.
The sound is also improved by alot. I have to listen a bit more to say exactly what I hear, and maybe give them a comparison to the HE500.
Haha, you took quite a step in pad-fi there! I'd love to hear your impressions alongside the HE-500, as I've had my eye on those as a potential upgrade/open pair of open cans.
Yes, someone else who uses them as portables! As soon as I get my hands on a decent portable amp, I'll probably be doing the same. After getting my A2/Bifrost, I couldn't stand the out on the Iphone.
Edited by vaed - 3/6/13 at 10:42am