It does somewhat, but they still don’t clamp. No real spring action in the headband. Maybe I’d you had quite a wide head. But then you would be making a seal with the pads and miss out on allllll the bass.
And yes. Do try, I think they’re great. The D8000 is my favourite of the two, having owned both. I had to EQ the Pro a lot more to get the balance, given its significant tilt from the stock ones.
I’ll be putting the Pro pads on the D8000 soon though, I prefer the material.