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How to loosen headphone pressure?

post #1 of 12
Thread Starter 

how should I exectue the task on my beyers 770 pro? Place books between it for x amount of time & the books should have a wider width than my head width. Or just stretch them a little, using massive force for a short amount of time.?

post #2 of 12

I just reduced the amount of bend on the metal forks by hand. While the metal has some springiness it is easily reformed to taste.

One of the reasons I get a kick out of those who say they like the Premium better because of lower clamping pressure - when you can change it in a couple of minutes on any model.

post #3 of 12
Thread Starter 

So this is just something that's suppose to be easy adjustable? No need for bending then

post #4 of 12
You are bending the metal slightly.
So little though that you can't tell the difference by looking.
I would still call it easy.
post #5 of 12

Whatever you do, don't overnight them on some books or PC or something. I've heard horror stories of people waking up to 2 halves of a headphone.

 

Also doesn't help that you have the Pro version which is intended to have the extra clamping force for studio use.

post #6 of 12

Let's try this again...

 

The Pros and the Premiums are very nearly identical.

Both models use an essentially identical metal band for holding the ear cups and applying pressure.

The Pros ship with more tension on this band than do the Premiums.

Both models can be readily adjusted in regards to pressure.

I own the Pro 770-80s.

I adjusted the pressure on mine the first week I had them, to what I would estimate is a lower pressure than the stock Premiums.

I use my phones several hours a day, 5 days a week. I have hundreds of hours on them, use them regularly during travel, and they have maintained the new pressure level perfectly.

 

If someone does not wish to adjust the pressure on their phones, that would certainly be understandable, but there is no difference in this regard with respect to the Pros vs the Premiums, simply that the Pros come with more tension as supplied from the factory.
 

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Originally Posted by Riku540 View Post

Whatever you do, don't overnight them on some books or PC or something. I've heard horror stories of people waking up to 2 halves of a headphone.

 

Also doesn't help that you have the Pro version which is intended to have the extra clamping force for studio use.

post #7 of 12

Over-the-ear headphones, eventually, started giving me headaches --- my best advice? Start wearing 'buds, man...

 

 

post #8 of 12

Good riddance, how many books did they use? These people must have overdone it.

 

I think it is pretty self explanatory to only use as much books as you need to make the phones spread sligtly wider than they would on your head. I fail to see how the headphones should break that way. I've done it a couple of times myself, never had any problems.

 

If you can't bend them a little by hand to reduce the preasure, I would always recommend the book method.
 

Quote:
Originally Posted by Riku540 View Post

Whatever you do, don't overnight them on some books or PC or something. I've heard horror stories of people waking up to 2 halves of a headphone.

 

Also doesn't help that you have the Pro version which is intended to have the extra clamping force for studio use.

post #9 of 12

again - I'll just say - some people are NOT meant to wear headphones

 

Let's put it this way - if baseball caps tend to give you a headache after an hour or two, then headphones will too (and you gotta go with 'buds)

 

I don't know why, but I have a HUGE head - headphones and ballcaps fit fine during highschool - by the end of college, I just couldn't wear hats or headphones anymore

 

My 2 cents ;)

post #10 of 12
Thread Starter 

?!?! I wear Sennheiser HD 595 every day...

post #11 of 12
Quote:
Originally Posted by Gigawattz View Post

?!?! I wear Sennheiser HD 595 every day...


Buy a mannequin for them, lol

 

But seriously, you can reduce the clamp force by stretching them a little before you use them. It helped me. 

post #12 of 12

Books worked for me.  You should easily be able to wear the headphones, and as you remove them keep them in place as much as you can (lift them slightly away from your ears and "memorize" the force necessary), then add a book or two on top of how large that is.

 

The people who ended up with two halves probably deserved it.

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