No I dyed them myself... I had 2 pairs of hd414 pads so dying them myself was cheaper. The 2nd pads are for my grados but I got some free g-cush pads so now the 2nd pair is just sitting there.
Edited by TekeRugburn - 7/16/13 at 5:54am
I will miss the elegance more because I wasn't a huge fan of the sound of the 8.A. Don't want to be controversial, but they just didn't do it for me. But, it was a great experience.
The SQ was pretty good, but not worth the hype or the money, IMO. The sound was very warm and a bit bassy for my tastes. It still had a great sound for some genres, but I would say they are source and genre specific. Very hard to find a good combo with the 8.A, the upgraded gold cable did help though. Still, they sounded better than all my other C/IEMs at the time. But now that I'm a bit more seasoned, I can tell you that the 8.A don't do it for me anymore. That's why they're gone, and the SE5 are coming!