I've been looking for a new set of headphones that are suitable for my hulk head and hulk ears. I realize that many of people are recommending AKG 701/702s, Beyerdynamic DT770/DT880s, Audio Technica AD700/AD900s, Sony CD-3ks and a few others. There really aren't places around me that I'm aware of that I can demo headphones so that I can tell if they are comfortable or not. My current set of headphones are Icemat Siberia's which I got for 15 bucks after rebate. Although the headband is extremely comfortable, the ear padding is too small for my ears. They become uncomfortable after a few minutes and only become bearable after my ears become numb. Haha. My ears are ALWAYS sore after I take them off. I was hoping that I could get some help from all of you guys in here to help me pic out a new set of cans.
Although odd, I've included a picture of my ears in relation to a credit card. It would be nice if I could have my ears completely covered by the headphones so that the padding isn't pushing on them. I'm not sure if that's even possible. I'm currently thinking about Sennheiser HD558s or HD598s because the elliptical shape seems to more suit my ears. I'm just unsure if my ears will fit in them. I realize that the HD600's and HD650's are slightly larger than the 558's and 598's, but they are out of my price range. I'm hoping to spend less than $250 if possible. Any help would be greatly appreciated. Thanks!
My Ears in relation to a credit card and in relation to my current set of headphones