Stax SR-009 at 1/3 the price..
Any kinda over-the-ear headphone is gonna be a tall order for that since the pads need to go right where the earpieces are. The best solution is super soft pads with a really rigid design, but even that won't necessarily prevent sound leakage.
There is not a single model of Sol Republic headphones that work with glasses. They ALL end up sitting wrong.
Basically, in a sonic sense, I've found my perfect headphone. It's the Phiaton Bridge MS500. The only changes I would make to it are the plating on the cables (currently silver. While they match the style, i worry about connectivity issues for the future), and the screws that hold the headphone together. They're plain screws now, but I would much prefer bolts like the ones on the DT770 Pro.
Oh, and I would like to have the pads custom formed to my ears, if that's even a thing.
Appearance is perfect as it is. Maybe add another red stripe to the cups.. maybe..
1. Thicker earpads of velour material
2. Detachable cable
3. Thicker more durable stock cable
4, Deeper bass extension, but rest of sound the same
5. Everything else the same
Great for any genre, especially acoustic and orchestral music.
Well I have no experience in DIY nor do I trust myself trying any of that as I know I would end up doing more harm then good.
I could probably pay someone to do a detachable cable mod and could probably then buy a more durable cable. Also, some of the velour Shure pads fit on the MA900 but the problem with the pads is they all change the sound. I don't think it's possible to get some nice velour earpads without altering the sound in a negative way.
As for deeper bass extension, I haven't seen anyone mention a mod that does that to the MA900 and I would want the rest of the sound to be unaltered because I do love the midrange and the soundstage. I wouldn't mind more treble but that's not exactly that big of a deal because I already like the treble how it is.
If there is a way to get all those things done without altering the sound (besides deeper bass extension) I would be glad to hear it or linked to someone that done it.