Actually these were the dog pads - I just got information. Anyway, from experiance I think new angled pads could have influence for better separation, clarity maybe but what about bass. I found some ppl complaining at it and Im not basshead at all. Maybe there is someone at planet earth who got both HE5LE and Mad Dogs?
I never complained about the bass on the MDs, even next to the 5LEs.
The 5LEs aren't a bass monster like the LCDs or the HE-6 anyway ;-)