I owned a pair of these a few months and loved the sound running them mostly off my MacBook Pro laptop, but after an hour or so they got really itchy. Other than that I thought they were very comfortable. I know there are a thousand and one posts here about these and other Grados, but I admit my searching skills could use some help. I think I've heard something about washing them in soapy water or something like that? Or using some yellow Sennheiser pads, or even other Grado pads like the L-Cush or G-cush. Have to admit the SR60i's are the best Grados I can yet afford but am reluctant to dive in again without a solution at least to know of it.