Just picked these up on Friday couldn't really enjoy them because of a big sports weekend. Managed to order some Shure 1540 pads from Amazon which arrived the same day I ordered. I have got to say some of the most comfortable pads I have ever had the pleasure of placing over my ears. Also love the perforated design of the pads gives the headphones an edge aesthetically. The pads, unfortunately, do not alleviate the sometimes shrill highs when I am gaming and casually listening (movies, music, etc). Don't get me wrong the highs on these headphones are nowhere near as murderous as the DT990's but they are there and wouldn't mind if some mod tamed them a little. As a result, I ordered the Fostex MK3 Mod Kit w/ upgraded baffle to see if the highs don't pierce as much. Also ordered a comfort mod I will hold off on posting until it's here and installed Gaming in these is like having wall hacks lol every sound is crystal clear every gunshot, footstep and call out is as clear as you will ever want from a pair of headphones. It's like the sound is so clear and pinpoint accurate it's fake especially in Battlefield 4 it will take a couple of hours to get used to the new "sound". Used to own Astro A40s TRs (lol I know), AD700Xs (which are considered god tier for gaming), also HD600 (which were workhorses in the gaming and music department). I prefer these even when not being too fond of the slightly fatiguing highs. They are that good! I use the Creative Sound Blaster X7 to power these inefficient headphones with more than enough power to spare.