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post #1381 of 4810
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Originally Posted by OPR8R View Post

My comfort issues with LCD's stem from pressure from the headband during long sessions.  I learned to sit the hand a little further back on my head than I'm used to, and that made it so I could listen comfortably as long as I want.  There's no getting around the weight though.

 

My comfort issue has to do with the headband pressing down on my scalp. It's strange but, I'll get in a groove where I can wear my LCD-2s for a while with no issue. Where it starts to get broken in and comfortable. Then one day, the headband will start to give me a headache. Maybe during long uses, the weight just starts to press down too much, and that is what is causing it.

 

But yeah, that's my only real gripe. I guess I just have a sensitive scalp, because that's usually the #1 issue I have with certain cans. It's never an issue with my neck/or my jaw, it's the scalp. Unfortunately, I can't do "scalp exercises". biggrin.gif


Edited by satanigatan - 6/26/13 at 12:42am
post #1382 of 4810
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Originally Posted by satanigatan View Post

 Unfortunately, I can't do "scalp exercises". biggrin.gif

It's time to subject your head to intense sessions of indian burns to build up tolerance.

post #1383 of 4810

After listening to the HD800s for a month put back on my LCD 2 and felt the planar again. I cant decide which is better. Everyone help me and just buy them both and put an end to the madness. 

post #1384 of 4810
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Originally Posted by satanigatan View Post

 

My comfort issue has to do with the headband pressing down on my scalp. It's strange but, I'll get in a groove where I can wear my LCD-2s for a while with no issue. Where it starts to get broken in and comfortable. Then one day, the headband will start to give me a headache. Maybe during long uses, the weight just starts to press down too much, and that is what is causing it.

 

But yeah, that's my only real gripe. I guess I just have a sensitive scalp, because that's usually the #1 issue I have with certain cans. It's never an issue with my neck/or my jaw, it's the scalp. Unfortunately, I can't do "scalp exercises". biggrin.gif

 

I have the same issue with both my AKG-K701 and the LCD2r2. I have to just move the headband forwards and backwards on my scalp over the course of the day or it will hurt. Bummer, they are great cans.

post #1385 of 4810
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Originally Posted by satanigatan View Post

 

My comfort issue has to do with the headband pressing down on my scalp. It's strange but, I'll get in a groove where I can wear my LCD-2s for a while with no issue. Where it starts to get broken in and comfortable. Then one day, the headband will start to give me a headache. Maybe during long uses, the weight just starts to press down too much, and that is what is causing it.

 

But yeah, that's my only real gripe. I guess I just have a sensitive scalp, because that's usually the #1 issue I have with certain cans. It's never an issue with my neck/or my jaw, it's the scalp. Unfortunately, I can't do "scalp exercises". biggrin.gif

 

Not sure if you already have it, but getting the original foam headband may be the answer. I as well am really picky about this and with the foam headband I never had any issues at all.

post #1386 of 4810
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Originally Posted by jerg View Post

Do some audiophile weight-lifting to strengthen your neck muscles! evil_smiley.gif


Its been a few years but I tried out some neck exercises I use to do back in high school for wrestling. After 5 days big improvement now its 2 hours till I feel my neck hurting a bit.  You lay on your back. Put your feet flat on the floor, then bend your head so all the weight is concentrated on your neck.  Then like a specially challenged fish alternate b/w reaching out to the distance with each arm. 

post #1387 of 4810

Can anyone compare the comfort of LCD-2 to HE-400?  The specs say that the bamboo LCD-2 is only something like 50 or 60 grams heavier.  I was really worried about making the switch to LCD-2, but if it is just about as comfortable I think I could do it.

post #1388 of 4810

I compared the rosewood lcd2 to he-400.  lcd2 had better short term comfort (anything under 20 mins) to me because of the better earpads.  HE-400 had better long-term comfort because the headband is better and it weighs less.  I'm sure the bamboo lcd2 alleviates that to some degree, but not all.

post #1389 of 4810

Cool thanks for your impressions.  How clampy are the LCD-2?

post #1390 of 4810

With the very cushiony pads, not that clampy at all.  Nothing like say, a Sennheiser.

post #1391 of 4810

Thanks for the help TMRaven.  It seems that no matter what headphones I am looking at you are the guy who ends up answering my questions :)

 

I think I will keep my LA2000 and HE-400 combo for at least a little while.  If I don't use the LA2000 much anymore, I might as well sell both and get an LCD-2.

post #1392 of 4810

You can bend the headband to reduce clamp. I can wear my LCD2 for hours with no bothersome effect because I reduced the clamping force. I still made sure I got a good seal but at the same time reduced clamping so that the pads wouldn't compress and my face wouldn't ride the earcups.

 

For reference, I have to reposition my K702 constantly because those damn bumps on the headband dig into my skull.

 

I find the LCD2 comfortable. I might be in the minority :P

post #1393 of 4810
Then we are both in the minority.smily_headphones1.gif

It has come to the point now where I am so used to the LCD 2 that they seem to disappear after a few minutes.

I even find myself searching for the clamping sensation on other phones as I've come to associate the feeling to good sound. redface.gif
post #1394 of 4810
My biggest complaint is the ring they leave around my ears from pushing my hair flat.

It does not make for a good hair style!
post #1395 of 4810
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Originally Posted by mwindham08 View Post

My biggest complaint is the ring they leave around my ears from pushing my hair flat.

It does not make for a good hair style!


I think that is why a lot of record producers cut there hair very short or just no hair at all.

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