Some have tried all the obvious cheap aftermarket pads, and none are worth the sonic trade-offs for more comfort vs f-pads / ttvj deluxe. However, I thought the Beautiful Audio hybrid pads were actually closest to a worthwhile trade off because they were very comfortable. I think the full-merino versions might actually sound good though Ive not tried them, but Id bet still not as good as f-pads. Shipibo Audio’s new pads look like cheap versions of the BA pads. I would try them out if I had a non-Hemp Grado.