My Yenona review should be coming up soon. I didn't think the aftermarket cable I bought made that much of a difference but I ABd it against stock and yeah, it makes a difference. Noticeably in the bass and clarity. Anyways, stock pad on left and HM5 on the left. The stock pad is actually a thick material stitched in unlike how the material was on the M50. Don't think it's removable. Either way you can see how thin the HM5 is.