Now I feel bad for starting the ear pad thing. But I did measure them and there clearly was a difference. I can take pics if I have to
Of course the HE-500 pads have been used and the HE-560 pads are brand new, so must be that. You can really feel the difference but anyway, the problem is solved. (now just improve the stitching lol)
Pics would actually be good, I'd like to see. Perhaps a little QC woopsie with the pads?
Anyways, those out there who might have problems with the earpads being too small, could you perhaps measure your ears?
Then, we have something to compare to at least.
As I understand it the 'beta testers' will receive one hard pad set and one bigger but soft pad set?
Hifiman could just ship the 560 with smaller pads and give us the option to buy the new pads when finished (perhaps with a discount for the first month or so). Then there'd be a lot of response from different folks around and all would likely be happy. Don't know..
Personally, I wouldn't want to order from China as I am in EU (taxes and stuff).