You can take-off the earpads without "cutting off" - but you have to be very carefull. The earpads on bottomside has a sort of "leather/rubber" paint on the fabric itself. And it's very easy to tear-off because of the strength of the double-sided tape. So you get a little damage on the earpad-bottomside. You can re-use again, but you know it's not virgin anymore. BTW Vegan pads are awesome ;-)
Sorry, hope you do understand my explanation - English is not my native language ;-) - and my typing is not that fast as Jerg's haha...
Edited by PAM005 - 4/15/14 at 12:37pm