I agree to a point - I tried the EQ settings from the forum and I wasn't all too happy with it, I found that eq-ing it always removed something pleasant along with the unpleasantness, however after switching to the HM5 pads, they don't need the EQ - but the pro80 highs are their greatest downfall IMO - they sound metallic and just not on the level of the rest of the FR on the pro80s.
The only EQ that the Pro 80 needs is a bit higher on the 4k slider to get that 4k dip up to flat. They already sound really nice on their own.
I absolutely love my qpad qh-90 (pro80 copy with mic) which I have with HM5 pads and some angular stuffing going on. They are my gaming headphone due to the great mic, that will not change so I better like them cause I'm stuck with them when gaming :D Saying that they equal them (which I will decide whether or not I will stick to later) is therefore a big statement as I use the pro80s on a daily basis.
I just ordered my HM5 pads yesterday. Thanks to @Xtralglactic for letting me use his Jaycar (Brainwavs HM5 OEMs) I fell in love with those pads. Did you got yours from MP4 Nation?