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post #1066 of 1070
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Originally Posted by krismusic View Post

Apologies if this has been asked before. Is it possible to bend the headband on the 598's to relieve the clamp a little?


Best options are to either be patient and they will naturally loosen up (both the clamping force and the ear pads will soften up), wash and dry the ear pads with shampoo and conditioner, or you can find something that is slightly larger than your head (I like lampshades) and when not in use clamp them over it so that over time they will be stretched and loosened.

 

While you can essentially twist and man-handle the headband in all sorts of ways and not have it crack or snap, do YOU want to chance it?

 

:beerchug:

post #1067 of 1070
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Originally Posted by Bansaku View Post
 


Best options are to either be patient and they will naturally loosen up (both the clamping force and the ear pads will soften up), wash and dry the ear pads with shampoo and conditioner, or you can find something that is slightly larger than your head (I like lampshades) and when not in use clamp them over it so that over time they will be stretched and loosened.

 

While you can essentially twist and man-handle the headband in all sorts of ways and not have it crack or snap, do YOU want to chance it?

 

:beerchug:


Agreed, best to just let it loosen and soften up over time. The HD5x8 series are fully plastic so it's a bad idea. The inner extended headband of the HD6X0 series is metal so that's why people can suggest to pull it out all the way and bend out slightly since the metal pieces won't snap.

post #1068 of 1070
This is actually for a friend. I have the 600 which has a metal band inside the plastic. The metal can be bent, taking care not to stress the plastic.
post #1069 of 1070
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Originally Posted by krismusic View Post

This is actually for a friend. I have the 600 which has a metal band inside the plastic. The metal can be bent, taking care not to stress the plastic.


Exactly. I think the best option probably is to put it on something larger than their head while they don't use it. Cuz I don't feel like my HD558s are much looser than they were new and I never put them on anything larger than my head while not wearing them. Probably the best option.

post #1070 of 1070
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Originally Posted by Midgetguy View Post


Agreed, best to just let it loosen and soften up over time. The HD5x8 series are fully plastic so it's a bad idea. The inner extended headband of the HD6X0 series is metal so that's why people can suggest to pull it out all the way and bend out slightly since the metal pieces won't snap.
Ah. That's what I needed to know. Thanks guys.
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