One falls off, another jumps on. Just finished modding the pads. My HE-500 came with the stock grills already modded (damn fine job, too; far better than than the hatchet I took to those poor mesh letter holders ). At first I didn't do the final cut outs on Modulor's guide. Made the mistake of putting everything sticky on the mounting rings... d'oh! Tested them that way, but I reckon the resonance was making itself felt, so I went back in. The scissors on a small Swiss Army knife proved perfect for cutting the final mod. Now...
Coming from the stock velour pads to this is like going from a bottle of Thunderbird to The Macallan. Jerg and Modulor, thank you very much. Pure genius.
Mine just entered the Laboratory to make sure nothing was on fire and I wasn't bleeding out. She approves, too. I think that may be the best thing: getting your wife to listen. She didn't like the HE-500, even driven by a Lyr, preferring my modded Q701. Different story tonight. And now I must go listen about scarves and bags and rose masks. Caveat emptor