So I have bought these back in August 5th, 2014, and have been using them on average of 4-5 hours a day (work and games/movies).
-These are NOT for you if you prefer desktop mics. The voice quality of the built-in mic is between a Modmic and a Audio-Technica AT2020, once your settings are optimal.
-Yes, those pads are VERY comfortable, with no signs of physical fatigue after a long sessions.
- Sound quality is excellent (natural, with a slight emphasis on bass), especially with a DAC/amp like the Aune T1 MK2.
To note: I have had a single wiring issue several months in where the left channel wasn't receiving any signal. Printed out a warranty form on Beyer's website, filled it, and shipped it to a local warehouse in New York. Got it back within the week, no charge on the repair and return shipping.