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I've had my HD600s for about a week now, and I love the sound...but there is a little problem.  I'm getting the most infuriating pressure point on the tip of my left ear.  It quickly causes irritation and I'm forced to take them off after 5-10 minutes.

 

I wear my headphones for 6+ hours everyday, so this really is a problem.  I'm not sure if its the earpads, the clamping force (which while quite a bit tighter than my HD598, its not uncomfortable),  or what.  I've only ever had issues like this while wearing on-ears for long hours.

 

My HD598s have such spacious ear cups that I expected the same from the HD600.  Any ideas, similar experiences or solutions?  I'd hate the have to send them back because I really like the sound.

 

 

EDIT: I've slowly been stretching out the headband, and it seems to be helping a little.


Edited by AnalogSavior - 5/13/14 at 5:11am
post #7622 of 17154
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Originally Posted by AnalogSavior View Post
 

I've had my HD600s for about a week now, and I love the sound...but there is a little problem.  I'm getting the most infuriating pressure point on the tip of my left ear.  It quickly causes irritation and I'm forced to take them off after 5-10 minutes.

 

I wear my headphones for 6+ hours everyday, so this really is a problem.  I'm not sure if its the earpads, the clamping force (which while quite a bit tighter than my HD598, its not uncomfortable),  or what.  I've only ever had issues like this while wearing on-ears for long hours.

 

My HD598s have such spacious ear cups that I expected the same from the HD600.  Any ideas, similar experiences or solutions?  I'd hate the have to send them back because I really like the sound.

 

 

EDIT: I've slowly been stretching out the headband, and it seems to be helping a little.

 

Do not stretch the plastic (carbon fiber?) part of the headband! Doing so can crack it. Only bend the metal parts. First extend them downward all the way.

post #7623 of 17154
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Originally Posted by RickB View Post
 

 

Do not stretch the plastic (carbon fiber?) part of the headband! Doing so can crack it. Only bend the metal parts. First extend them downward all the way.

 

Yes, I read this a few places after I started looking for solutions.  Thanks.

post #7624 of 17154
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Originally Posted by bbmiller View Post

Well then do you or anybody know how that same reasoning would apply to either the capture of music television broadcast over the air or on cable television both in the USA and the UK by amateurs and put on the Internet for our enjoyment? Could that process exceed what we usually see with the process you describe above?

"Exceed what we usually see" from a commercially produced recording sold in stores? No, not likely. There are some exceptions, but generally speaking, you're listening to highly compressed MP3 quality audio.

I also enjoy watching and listening to concerts, but for high quality audio, I dont go to the internet. I watch BluRay discs on my home theater to enjoy high resolution video and audio. I also have ripped all of my concert videos to FLAC so I can listen to them on my dedicated headphone system.

But if you are watching videos posted to Youtube by people you dont know, then there is no way to know the quality of the audio. You might be watching a high definition broadcast captured by a high definition capture card - the best of which can capture 1080P video and high resolution audio. On the other hand, you might watch a video taken by someone who placed a Hi-8 camcoder on a stack of books in front of their TV and recorded a VHS copy of a concert video.

Can you provide links to a couple of the videos you are talking about?
Edited by palmfish - 5/13/14 at 6:56am
post #7625 of 17154
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Originally Posted by AnalogSavior View Post
 

I've had my HD600s for about a week now, and I love the sound...but there is a little problem.  I'm getting the most infuriating pressure point on the tip of my left ear.  It quickly causes irritation and I'm forced to take them off after 5-10 minutes.

 

I wear my headphones for 6+ hours everyday, so this really is a problem.  I'm not sure if its the earpads, the clamping force (which while quite a bit tighter than my HD598, its not uncomfortable),  or what.  I've only ever had issues like this while wearing on-ears for long hours.

 

My HD598s have such spacious ear cups that I expected the same from the HD600.  Any ideas, similar experiences or solutions?  I'd hate the have to send them back because I really like the sound.

 

 

EDIT: I've slowly been stretching out the headband, and it seems to be helping a little.

 

Try clicking that one earpiece up one notch to clear your ear tip.  I have one ear that's ever so slightly higher than the other.

post #7626 of 17154
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Originally Posted by fiascogarcia View Post
 

 

Try clicking that one earpiece up one notch to clear your ear tip.  I have one ear that's ever so slightly higher than the other.

 

I've been messing with the with the length of each side, and doing some very light stretching.  Its actually almost where I need it.  A little more patience and diligence, and I think I should be good to go.

 

I guess I just got a little frustrated that my new, pretty expensive headphones weren't working out right out of the box (left sided jack also had to be pushed in a little when I got it, which I guess is also common).  It looks likes it shouldn't be an issue.  I guess I underestimated how light the HD598s actually clamped down.

post #7627 of 17154
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Originally Posted by AnalogSavior View Post

 

I guess I just got a little frustrated that my new, pretty expensive headphones weren't working out right out of the box (left sided jack also had to be pushed in a little when I got it, which I guess is also common).  It looks likes it shouldn't be an issue.  I guess I underestimated how light the HD598s actually clamped down.

 

Give it some time. It will be alright.

post #7628 of 17154
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Originally Posted by palmfish View Post
 
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Originally Posted by bbmiller View Post

Well then do you or anybody know how that same reasoning would apply to either the capture of music television broadcast over the air or on cable television both in the USA and the UK by amateurs and put on the Internet for our enjoyment? Could that process exceed what we usually see with the process you describe above?

"Exceed what we usually see" from a commercially produced recording sold in stores? No, not likely. There are some exceptions, but generally speaking, you're listening to highly compressed MP3 quality audio.

I also enjoy watching and listening to concerts, but for high quality audio, I dont go to the internet. I watch BluRay discs on my home theater to enjoy high resolution video and audio. I also have ripped all of my concert videos to FLAC so I can listen to them on my dedicated headphone system.

But if you are watching videos posted to Youtube by people you dont know, then there is no way to know the quality of the audio. You might be watching a high definition broadcast captured by a high definition capture card - the best of which can capture 1080P video and high resolution audio. On the other hand, you might watch a video taken by someone who placed a Hi-8 camcoder on a stack of books in front of their TV and recorded a VHS copy of a concert video.

Can you provide links to a couple of the videos you are talking about?

Here are two links of BBC proms concerts I particularly like which used to be available in even higher quality, but I like the links in their present form as well. BBC Proms The Broadway Sound 2012      BBC Proms Beethoven - Symphony No. 7 & 8 2012 

 

I have one of those 1080 p computer TV tuners which I some times use to capture concerts like the ones broadcast by PBS in a great performance series. The over the air captures  I do sound very good to me.

 

There is a another thread on these head FI forums called "24bit vs 16bit, the myth exploded!"So do you think Blu-ray discs which have 24-bit depth I nevertheless done with greater  care than files with only 16-bit depth? And it is always good to have a 24-bit DAC to maximize the playing of blue Ray discs?

post #7629 of 17154
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Originally Posted by bbmiller View Post

Here are two links of BBC proms concerts I particularly like which used to be available in even higher quality, but I like the links in their present form as well. BBC Proms The Broadway Sound 2012      BBC Proms Beethoven - Symphony No. 7 & 8 2012 

I have one of those 1080 p computer TV tuners which I some times use to capture concerts like the ones broadcast by PBS in a great performance series. The over the air captures  I do sound very good to me.

There is a another thread on these head FI forums called "24bit vs 16bit, the myth exploded!"So do you think Blu-ray discs which have 24-bit depth I nevertheless done with greater  care than files with only 16-bit depth? And it is always good to have a 24-bit DAC to maximize the playing of blue Ray discs?

The videos you linked above to me sound pretty compressed and muddy. Definitely not what I would consider high quality. I see that they are available on DVD so if you are really curious about how they sound compared to reference, you could buy the DVD and see for yourself.

As for the 24 vs. 16 bit debate, it's beyond the scope of this forum so I will simply say that the human ear cannot hear the difference between them in the context of listening to recorded music in the home. The extra headroom the 24 bit recordings afford is beneficial only when EQ and digital volume are being used. If you are simply sending them to your DAC-Amp-Headphones it doesnt make any difference.

That said I do see value in having a 24 bit capable DAC simply so that, for music that is originally recorded and mastered at high bit rate, you can play it back in its original format.
Edited by palmfish - 5/13/14 at 8:49pm
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That said I do see value in having a 24 bit capable DAC simply so that, for music that is originally recorded and mastered at high bit rate, you can play it back in its original format.

 

+1

post #7631 of 17154
The factory people at Sennheiser that I spoke withas well as many reviewers feel that the HD600 sound best balanced, that being said I would like to hear from HD600 owners that are running balanced, which cable they're using. I looking for a general consensus or what's popular by HD600 users. I respectfully ask that folks stay on topic and not start a (cables make no improvement) dialog. Thanks
post #7632 of 17154
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Originally Posted by Vangelis View Post

The factory people at Sennheiser that I spoke withas well as many reviewers feel that the HD600 sound best balanced, that being said I would like to hear from HD600 owners that are running balanced, which cable they're using. I looking for a general consensus or what's popular by HD600 users. I respectfully ask that folks stay on topic and not start a (cables make no improvement) dialog. Thanks

Running balanced for me isn't about the cabling. It allows me to try amps that have no TRS connectors. With the balanced cables I've been able to try out speaker amps with my setup
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I love this picture.

post #7635 of 17154

awesome cable

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