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Senn. HD201: Are the cups very roomy ?

post #1 of 9
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I'm looking for a cheap pair of full size, closed cans for my wife. From the pictures I've seen of the 201, the cups appear to be shallow. Do they push in on your ears? If so, what would be a better choice for about the same price? Thanks.
post #2 of 9
I doubt you'll find better at the price, but I do find the cups of the hd201 very shallow, and my ears do touch the insides, pretty much on all sides. I'd like to think that I have normal-sized ears.
post #3 of 9
I have big ears and although the 201 is shallow, it has never been an issue for me.
post #4 of 9
My ears touched the insides of the 201s, but with the pleather pads I found them infinitely more comfortable than the SR-60.
post #5 of 9
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Originally Posted by hku View Post
I doubt you'll find better at the price, but I do find the cups of the hd201 very shallow, and my ears do touch the insides, pretty much on all sides. I'd like to think that I have normal-sized ears.
Agreed, the HD201 has very small ear openings for being circumaural cans. The Koss UR20 sounds like fart by comparison, but I do remember them having a larger ear opening and cushier pads. There has to be a better option than that, though....hmmmm
post #6 of 9
The HD201 earcups are shallow, but I wouldn't say they "push in on your ears." The HD201 is not at all a tightly-clamping headphone, at least not on me.
post #7 of 9
The cups do touch my ears, but they're still comfortable enough for me to listen for hours at work, and sound perfectly adequate for what they are, even straight out of an onboard sound card. For the money, they're a good, honest headphone, and it's great that the bass doesn't everwhelm everything!
post #8 of 9
Just in case the last 5 responses about the cups being shallow but them not being uncomfortable didn't convince you... they're right. Thankfully the headband is padded as well, so they're significantly more comfortable than sr60 or 81DJ.
post #9 of 9
The only comfort issue I have with my pair is they can get a little sweaty after extended use but they are very light and do not clamp with much force.

They are not for bass-heads but you will not find a better closed can for the money and you'll get most of your money back if you sell and upgrade later.

Simon
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