I just got my 2nd HE-560 from Amazon, this one works perfectly, both left and right side for those of us with the privilege of possessing two ears . The pads were fitted wrongly too, they looked like they had just been thrown on. Unclipping just one of the retaining clips allowed the pads to rotate freely, then clip it back when in the correct position. My SMSL T1 drives them OK. Listening to some Madonna now, sounds good to me.