I've posted what I'm doing just so others can if they want to, also sometime ago when I was doing my 009's, I posted some photos of the brackets I had made. Those bracket have brass screw inserts in them because it wasn't possible to thread the aluminium, the inserts are only around 2/8" long. I'd do the brackets myself but I haven't the machinery. Anyway the next time I post a photo of my LCD-XC's , will be with the new headband. I'm just waiting for the 3M Di-Noc Bubinga sheet, and I don't know how long it'll take the engineer to do the two brackets.
If I can get hold of them, I'll probably use 009's ear pads with my LCD-XC.
damping a headphone is just for the sake of a stronger bass wright ?