OK. They finally came in. My order said "Pending" and that was it. Exactly a week later, UPS gives it to me out of the blue. No tracking number. My order still says pending.
I also ordered this Velvet Bag for the headphones. It's nice.
I've had it a couple of days and been switching the pads on and off, which is really annoying. RallyMaster hit it on it's head when he said the bass is a bit tamer and more refined. That is what I am hearing also.
At first I didn't see what the big fuss was about. I mean they are comfy but so are the fake leather pads too. As soon as I put them on, I heard the sound lower, and with less bass. MY BASS WAS GONE!
I kind of was disappointed. Also, they hurt my head a bit because they are tighter. But after several hours of use I fell in love with them. They feel much nicer than the stock pads. The stocks are loose and COLD on the ears. You don't know how loose they are until you buy the velvet pads. The 750 pads are nice and full on your ears and don't move. And they are WARM!
They make the thing look and feel more expensive.
I was listening to .FLAC files. Everything sounds a bit more neutral. Your ears can play tricks on you but everything sounds a bit better to me.
I believe the different sound comes from the fact that the 750 pads are fuller and blocking or half-covering five of the six large speaker holes.
At first, I did not believe the sound was as loud but now it sounds the same to me. The highs and mids also about the same to me. I notice on some songs, like Ace of Base's Beautiful Life or A-Ha's Take On Me, everything sounds a bit clearer. Hardly noticeable. Maybe it's my ears? It did take a bit to get used to this new sound.
The bass is not as heavy and more refined. For songs with little bass you will notice it bad. For songs that are bass heavy, you will hear it slightly less bang and more detail. I think I am a bass head sometimes so I miss the bass when listening to The Beatles in Mono...the only way listen to them heavy. There are EQs like Electri-Q, though, that can make the bass sound the same as it did before though. Also, the drums have a little less of a bang as well, like the beginning of Please Mister Postman.
Two songs I really noticed it on were Taxman and Something. The bass is much more refined on Taxman and on Something, the bass is not so overpowering.
Anyway, here are some pictures comparing them. Yes, they suck.
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Grado Adapter and Ultrasone 9 ft Cable. RallyMaster, the cable is amazing with the Grado. Best it's gonna sound. No crosstalk.
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Anyway, I highly recommended these pads. They are almost a must buy. Once you feel them, you'll never want the stock ones again. Just remember that the bass will be slightly less heavy but more detailed and you'll be set. Everything else sounds pretty much the same and I really like what I'm hearing. It's as if I now own two pairs of headphones: A normal pair and a fun pair. Well, almost normal...I remember someone who reviewed the PRO series
said the bass could be overpowering on the 550 and the 650's bass was more balanced and better. I bet these solve that problem. Plus, these are cheaper than the 650s and aren't stupid blue.