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The K240 are comfortable to you??

 

You must have tiny ears because those ear cups are shallow.

 

Yes, very, the first few weeks or month their comfort is meh, but after that they are very comfy, I can wear them all day with no issues, they only bother me when it's too warm inside. K240s with DT 880/990 pads is the most comfortable headphone I have ever worn, the pads ruin the sound though by making them a harsh and bassless mess. I find the Q701, K702 Annies, and K601 incredibly comfortable too, in fact I haven't worn an AKG that wasn't a 9 or 10 in comfort to me.

 

Actually my ears are big.

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Well, I said to hell with it and stretched the PX100-II's headband out. I'll see how it fares in the next few days. I also swapped out the pads for the Koss pads. It's less abrasive (a little softer), though for right NOW I can't say how it's affected the SQ. It seems a bit warmer and more bassy (which I don't want)... so I dunno. I'll have to swap back to make certain I'm just not hearing things.

I really wanna keep the PX100-II so I figured I'd do whatever I can to make them more comfy. Time will tell. They deserve the chance. I do like their sound more than the KSC35, which I didn't think was gonna happen.
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 They deserve the chance. I do like their sound more than the KSC35, which I didn't think was gonna happen.

 

 

I like the soundstage better on the Koss, but I like the less grainy and fuller sound on the PX100.  So it's sort of a give and take for me.

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I agree. I do like a few things on the KSC35 more. The balance and airiness is definitely better on the Koss. The PX100-II is a bit heavier on the bass than I ultimately prefer, and I do miss the airiness on the Koss, but I like the fullness and richness of the PX100-II more than enough to choose it over the Koss.

Hmm, if only I could transplant the PX100-II's drivers onto the KSC35 housing. That would be SO MUCH WIN.
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So in a fit of absolute rage after over extending one of the arms, I broke the PX100, so looks like there won't be a review. Sorry to all those who were waiting on it. Now, it is NOT the PX100's problem or anything. I literally pressed my luck and lost, and then seriously destroyed the headphones in anger, so don't take it as a weakness in the PX100.

I knew I should've left it alone...

I'll take it as a very expensive rental.

I'm so mad at myself right now, I can't even believe it. I released all my pent up frustration on the poor PX100...
Edited by Mad Lust Envy - 9/20/13 at 7:20am
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:ph34r: 

 

Glad it wasn't a pair of TH900s.

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I would never do something like that to an expensive pair of cans. Other than thise Z2 Turtle Beaches basically disintegrating as soon as I pulled them out of the box the very first time, I have never, ever broken a pair of headphones.
Edited by Mad Lust Envy - 9/20/13 at 7:40am
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...Like the X1s.

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What do you mean? The X1s were bent in a v shape as people mentioned to do for extra extension. I didn't over bend them. The pic I showed was a brief second. They didnt stay that way.
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Just teasing.
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Oh, I can't forget my first A40s... which for some strange reason after months of not using them, I pulled them out of their box to find them with the right cup separated from the headband. I'm beginning to wonder if one of my roommates at the time used them without me knowing and broke them. I hadn't touched them in like half a year, and they were in perfect condition when I put them away. I had quite a number of roommates back in those days since I lived in student housing, despite me not being a student..
Edited by Mad Lust Envy - 9/20/13 at 7:52am
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Originally Posted by Mad Lust Envy View Post

Oh, I can't forget my first A40s... which for some strange reason after months of not using them, I pulled them out of their box to find them with the right cup separated from the headband.

 

I think I remember that happening to my A40s too, and it also happened to a friends pair.  I also had problems with the channels and mic cutting out on the cable.  Not a huge fan of the build quality on them.

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The newer A40s seemed fine enough though.

I would never bend or alter any headphones lent to me, just in case anyone is wondering. I took a risk because I'm the one who paid for it.

I'm so upset, I wanna relieve this stress buy blowing invisible cash on a pair of TH900s... which conveniently is now sold on Amazon (though in a 2-3 week wait time).
Edited by Mad Lust Envy - 9/20/13 at 8:28am
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Originally Posted by Mad Lust Envy View Post
Yeah man. The LCD2, D7000, ESP950, SR407, etc, etc.... man do they sound amazing... but can't be worn for too long without just making me rage at their comfort.

Now with those pad covers you and that other person posted.... I would give the Denons another go...

 

Pad covers, huh? Those might come in handy some day...

 

As for comfort, if you can't stand Lambda-series Stax, never, ever try a Gamma/Alpha-series. The earpads are just too damn shallow to the point where my ears touch the inside plastic, and it gets very uncomfortable, VERY quickly, like a supra-aural set pretending to be circumaural with no comfort concessions for supra-aural wear.

 

It sounds nice, yeah, but at least I can wear a Lambda for extended periods of time. (I guess I have a surprisingly high tolerance for pleather pads.)

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Originally Posted by NamelessPFG View Post
 

 

Pad covers, huh? Those might come in handy some day...

 

 

 

These things:

http://www.amazon.com/Large-Stretchable-Headphone-Covers-Earmuff-style/dp/B009CDXPCG/ref=sr_1_3?ie=UTF8&qid=1379719470&sr=8-3&keywords=headphone+cover

 

I'm not sure if they will fit on the really big full sized headphones.  It's already somewhat of a tight fit on the X1.  You may be able to experiment and stretch them though, and since they come in a bag of 100 no problems if you ruin a bunch.

 

I think they were probably designed for your cheaper more generic sized headphones.

 

 


BTW, if anyone decides to get any of those pads or wants to go in on a bag, let me know because I wouldn't mind having some more to play around with.

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