Success! Another convert!
Those were exactly my first impressions of the pads without any burn-in or whatsoever.
Anyone else notice the WS55 pads really "clarifies" the sound?
I just went back to the original pads after lots of use with WS55 pads to see if there would be any difference, and man the stock pads make everything sound so muddy and the bass super boomy, and they're really quite uncomfortable compared to the WS55 pads.
The WS55 pads make the midrange a little too up front for my preferences, but I'd rather have shouty vocals than boomy bass and muddiness.
For all those considering purchasing a pair of S500s, the WS55 pads will be your best upgrade. Guaranteed.
Compared to the stock pads the bass is no longer boomy but precise and punchy. Witchcraft?!
Give it a try, they are totally worth it.
Spread the S500 + WS55 love ❤