Originally Posted by Mad Max
I've bent the headband on my set, following only the second picture. Clamping force is fine for me.
Yeah, well, my tests so far sound hollow and not good tbh...I'm gonna roll back(like on the second picture).
I've got a very sensitive skin, and I've already noticed that the T50RP clamping would make me really red around the ears after an hour or so...I think it's about time I give a shot to those headphones sanitary protections(that Lunatique loves so much): http://assets.head-fi.org/d/dd/dd459092_sanitary_covers-5.jpg
On this link, they say "When the Headphone Cushions Become Worn over Time, they Act Like a Sponge, Absorbing Bacteria, Lice and Viruses to Become a Potential Incubator for a Variety of Harmful Micro-organisms" and they don't look too bad in black...I don't think my skin can make up w/ the high clamping and the germs feast. I can use some wipes that kill all those things...but their formula is not meant to be in contact w/ human skin, duh. And 90% alcohol will remove the coating of the sa5k earpads, duh again.
The cd3k didn't clamp whatsoever, so that was far less of an issue. But it sounded rather hollow and its SS was more or less based on cups resonances...different game, different rules. I love the sound as is, but my skin doesn't. Also, the higher the clamping, the higher the isolation from outside noise(which is most excellent on the T50RP when using the Akasa foam).
Edited by leeperry - 4/23/11 at 1:20pm