It was particularly painful when I wore my glasses...torture on my ears. I was very skeptical of the T51p's, but amazingly enough beyer pulled a rabbit out of their hats on the comfort level within similarly designed headphones.
Cool. I'm curious to hear what you think. I won't prejudice your thoughts with my impressions...I'm interested to see if we hear it the same way. Hopefully this one doesn't do the Ottawa to Vancouver back to Ottawa route.
Hey, I'm not American. I found both very comfortable, but if I had to go between both the M2 and T51ps for comfort, it would be a tough call (maybe the T51ps). Funny because I found the D1350s very UNcomfortable.
I bet the balanced cable is helping...it makes a big difference when I run my LCD-X, HE1000s through the AK240 balanced. Sadly my PM-3 listening tonight will be in single-ended mode...but it still sounds darn good!!!
I think with that pricing I'd go with the Momentum 2s...for me they are worth the extra $80s. But seriously, I don't think there is a wrong decision here as both are quite good. The T51ps leak less, but I prefer the sound of the M2 over-ears. I'd suggest hearing both and going with your ears.
Of all non-stat headphones, the HE1000s get the closest to stat-like performance (with wonderful body). But that said, I'd still put the SR-009s ahead on a KGSSHV, LL2 over my HE1000s on my GS-X Mk2. But the HE1000s are a game changer IMO for closing that gap in a way I didn't think possible.