I've been a long time lurker on this forum but picked up the T50RP Mk3 the other day at my local Guitar Center after demoing all of them and the ATH-40X and was pretty instantly sold on these. Man, these sound great! I've been going back and forth between these, my Sennheiser Momentums, and my SHP9500s (among many others...) and these really stand out. They are the most versatile of the three headphones. I do find the pads to be really warm after just a little usage and I'm still deciding which pads I want to replace it with - really leaning to the 1540s since I really like the stock sound. I've messed around with stuffing it with a couple things but I am happy with using some foam I used to make a halloween costume years ago that I found. It's just normal craft foam you can find at Target or Walmart or Michaels. I cut a ring and stuffed it in and it raises the pad just a tad but is compressed back in once my ear is in. It gives me a tad more comfort and breathing room, while not jeopardizing the sound at all. The heat issue is still there though! Also have various cables but really do like using the V-Moda angled cable. I also have the boompro but will need to get a 90 degree adapter for it. I have the MrSpeakers comfort band on the way. Can't wait for that! Im running it through my MSI laptop which has a ESS Sabre DAC and it sounds great at 70% volume but i also don't listen to music as loud as i used to. Im also able to power these through my HTC 10 at almost full volume and surprisingly my old ipod shuffle and my zen vison m players quite well!