Man I loved those headphones. And I only just replaced the velour pads a few months ago as well. I tried to glue it, but it didn't stay..haha
Too many falls off the desk, unfortunately.
At the moment, I'm thinking of the HD598 for a replacement...though I did hear a complaint or two about the build quality?
I mainly use headphones for amateur video editing, so they need to be very comfortable for long periods, and open back. I prefer something on the neutral side so I know how my audio sounds, but I'm not anal about it. I rarely use them simply to listen to music.
So yeah, I figured the HD598 would be the closest replacement, but I'm interested in any feedback.