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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.
Thanks for the weighing lol. So it seems does weigh more.
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.
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.
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.
May I know what is this Beyer headband you speak of, and where may it be purchased?
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 , i guess someone will chime in about the headband