Been an audiophile for 20 years but new to headphones. Bought the M565 then the M1060 mkii. Having had Magnepans for most of my audiophile days the M1060 is the kind of sound I like. Lots of negatives about the highs but maybe they really did fix it because while I had to upgrade other parts of my system to get it to sound the way I wanted, my conclusion is that they are just revealing and if you feed it well it will respond. Anyhow like 16 years ago I slapped some dynamat on the pole pieces to my Magnepans and that transformed the sound. The idea I had at the time was that the pole pieces were metal and either acted as or held the magnets. So any kind of ringing would make the magnets move and thus the driver. So that mod really cleaned up the images and you could just hear a lot more. Much more resolving. So why not do the M1060s since they have a similar arrangement. Anyhow how dynamatted the back of the driver ( part under the outside grills) and the grill itself: I also removed the foam. It sounded super clear and the bass was tighter. Soundstage was a bit larger and the center images were moved forward. Picture an oval soundstange in front of you and pushing on the center so the images comes forward and the sides go out a bit. It was sooo much cleaner. Maybe too clean as some songs were just too much in the highs. Its not really a brightness or sibilance it was just clearer and more energy in the highs. Its also possible because it was so much cleaner now that the distortion cues were gone so I was listening louder. Or more likely I just didnt like removing the foam. But I had a glimpse of the potential and the clarity so I couldlnt go back to the foam. I did the paper towel mod and man this headphone is awesome now. Its just super clean but not sterile. You hear everything but you can listen for hours. Sure bad recordings are still pretty bad, but great recordings come alive. The bass is tighter. That might be a problem for some. But I dig fast accurate bass and really like this mod for what it did to the bass and the rest of the sound. Along the same lines instruments with attack like cymbals are now quicker and more intense and more realistic. I am interested in doing the front of the driver and changing pads but I don't reallly know what pads will work besides the Vegan pads. I think some Dekonis will work but didnt see any velor just leather or fenestrated or hybrids. What is the go to pad for the 1060s now? Also I looked at most of the mods and didnt see anyone doing this with the dynamat so I figured I would share. If I missed a similar mod my apologies. Anyhow its a great mod and worth the effort!