All of them, but they have advantages and disadvantages over one another. It could be argued that they are all just as good, I personally prefer Shure pads. The next guy will tell you that HM5 or HD280 pads are better, and so forth.
Let me ask you this then, do you like having plenty of extra, tuneful bass? Go for Shure pads.
Do you prefer an airier, less bassy sound? HM5 pads or HD280 pads.
I don't want to be too specific on HM5 vs. HD280 as the HD280 pads that I have are not in the best condition.
HD280 pads are comfortable but not as squishy as the stock pads yet not as firm as the Shure pads. HM5 pads aren't that much firmer than the stock pads. All sport a better inner side to their earpads versus the stock pads, which means improved sound quality. Tighter bass with clearer, more detailed subbass, better soundstaging, mildly better mids and highs. In my experience, soft inner sides on ear pads just muddies the sound, wrinkling worsens things a bit more.
Tks for your time.
I dont think i need more bass. I'd prefer more soundstage / crispy highs. but if i lose bass to have more soundstage / highs, i do prefer the increased bass from Shure pads.
What do you think?