Anyone looking for new earpads, try the Brotrade earpads made for the DT770. Got it from Amazon for around $10. My notes:
1. The foam feels softer but doesn't compress as much as the stock earpads, or maybe not but basically more comfortable. The smoother fake leather feels better on the skin too.
2. The opening in the center is considerably wider. Where the stock earpads feel more like on-ear pads unless you wear them dead-center to fit your earlobes in the widest area, these ones you can push forward a little bit and position the drivers slightly off to the front of the earlobes, reducing the fatiguing, too forward/steretypical headphone sound.
3. It comes with a foam driver cover, while the HD330 already has one in place. Experiment whether you would prefer just the Bropads or keep the stock screens in place.
3. When you get these new they are slightly smaller in diameter than the stock pads (even at that point though the opening in the center is wider). They will fit but basically you would be doing what someone in the factory must have done with the stock pads. You have to stretch the Bropads all the way around first, then try to mount it, anchoring one section first, holding it with your thumb, then stretching another side to "hook" more of the earpad around the mounting point, then continue all the way around. It's very important to be able to hold the sections that you've hooked around so far otherwise the contraction will pull them off. By the time you're done the contraction isn't a problem and over time it looks like it will stretch to that size. (If you look closely, there is enough talc powder on the amp that I used as a stand for that snapshot - my hands can get sweaty easily though but still don't expect the process to be easy)
Edited by ProtegeManiac - 7/28/15 at 6:25am