Ok, So I've read thru this entire thread once and skimmed it a few times since. Also about 2/3rds of my way thru the S500 thread. Ordered some sweet looking white S400's for the wife for Xmas. Should I go ahead and order some new pads or let her see what she likes? I'm thinking HM5's over the stock pads for comfort and isolation but I'm actually kind of confused after the MANY different views on pads and stuffing and tape and.....LOL
ps- Should I burn them in a little bit before letting her listen to them?
I think it's fairly unanimous that the hm5 pads make them sound better. But most importantly, especially since she's a girl, she will surely appreciate the extra comfort the hm5 pads bring.