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post #4291 of 18011
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Originally Posted by dryvadeum View Post


So you are wearing that neck brace to support your head while you wear them?

I have a small team of support staff to help me

post #4292 of 18011
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Originally Posted by Jesterphile View Post

I have a small team of support staff to help me

LOl you should just suspend them from the roof above your head.
post #4293 of 18011

that's why I do shrugs at the gym

 

just to support the he-500s when I listen to them tongue.gif

post #4294 of 18011
Jokes aside I don't find them too bad to wear
post #4295 of 18011
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Originally Posted by Jesterphile View Post

Jokes aside I don't find them too bad to wear

Yeah I hope the LCD's are comfortable.
post #4296 of 18011

I actually find the HE-500s really comfortable to wear for hours, the weight has never bothered me at all.

post #4297 of 18011
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Originally Posted by dryvadeum View Post


Yeah I hope the LCD's are comfortable.

 

In a way they are. LCD-2 has more clamping force and you'll notice this when trying to put them on. The LCD-2 will feel like coming together when you pull them apart. Although once you have them in position, you don't notice the clamping force and it's quite comfortable. With HE-500, there is less clamping force although it's harder to find a sweet spot in comparison to LCD-2, since the LCD-2s come with a preset of angled pads. With HE-500 you have to angle it yourself slightly, and then at times you'll get a bug inside your head that the two sides aren't equal. Also adjusting the LCD-2 is quite easy at the start, although when the pads get heated after wearing them for a bit, it can feel a bit sticky and annoying. Although this doesn't affect me much after 2-3 months with them.

post #4298 of 18011

Hey all,

 

Thanks for the weighing lol. So it seems does weigh more.wink.gif

 

For those interested, I felt that when judging the comfort - without consciously thinking about the weight - of the HE-500, I find that it's hard to comfortably position the headphones at a fixed spot; and the headphones tend to slip a little when you move your head. Plus - perhaps of my weak neck/shoulder - I always felt the weight of the HE-500s directly on my neck as not too pleasant.

post #4299 of 18011

With my slightly larger cranium the HE500s fit very snug, even after extensive headband stretching and extension. It's so snug that even moderately thick pads like stock velours tend to give me too much clamping force. Ergonomic comfort is so subjective because it relies entirely on the user's anatomy.

post #4300 of 18011

The HE-500 is not that heavy once you get used to with its weight

post #4301 of 18011

Also, getting the Beyerdynamic headband add on makes it far more comfortable. Totally worth the $10-$20 price. It really makes a difference. If you're looking for more comfort, I'd order this instantly. Reduces the clamping force a lot, and also more soft and comfy.

post #4302 of 18011
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Originally Posted by Zoom25 View Post

Also, getting the Beyerdynamic headband add on makes it far more comfortable. Totally worth the $10-$20 price. It really makes a difference. If you're looking for more comfort, I'd order this instantly. Reduces the clamping force a lot, and also more soft and comfy.

Hi Zoom25, 

 

May I know what is this Beyer headband you speak of, and where may it be purchased?

Thank you.

post #4303 of 18011

Like this headband

post #4304 of 18011
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Originally Posted by zeinharis View Post

Like this headband

Hey Zeinharis,

 

Thanks for the reply.

 

Interesting... how does it work? Would one just strap the headband over the currently existing headband? Wouldn't that add quite a bit of weight (extra 50g)?

post #4305 of 18011

Frankly i don't know about it because i'm quite comfortable with the stock headband, i'm sorry i can't help you with that frown.gif, i guess someone will chime in about the headband

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