Yes, of course sample size is small, but I just got AKG K701s, and, as before with my K81DJs... the headband is simply too small. I know I have a giant noggin, but all my other headphones are able to fit comfortably without needing to hit the max setting. On both AKG sets the biggest setting still isn't enough, and immediately I could tell they were going to become painful within the next few hours. Lo and behold, after about 15 minutes I began to notice the pressure at my temples (the tops of the pads) was becoming extremely annoying. I haven't even had the chance to let the bumps in the headband dig into my skull yet because the lateral pressure is too much. It's too bad, because I actually think they sound absolutely awesome.
For those of you who have the same issue, does it get better over time? Can I bend the headband in a "thinner" U shape? I'm not sure what the "wires" are made of so I don't want to go breaking anything after just having received these headphones.