You are not alone. I have the same issue with mine. After an hour or so, it fills like my head was in some kind of medieval torture device . Just play around with it. I got it loose a bit and have to readjust from time to time.
Shame for Audeze: great sound, pure comfort design. Should not happen to 2K hp's.
Yup same problem here. In the position where the rectangular earcup holes are perfectly vertical, the headband sits more or less on the middle of my head, and is flat, horizontal to the ground, but angled so much relative to the downward slope of my head that only about 25% of the headband is actually contacting my skull. If I rotate them backwards to the headband is angled away from my forehead, I can wear the headband on the back of my head where it begins to slope downward the headband slopes very nicely to sit flush against my skull. I can also achieve a mostly flush fit if I rotate them forwards and wear the headband towards the front of my head, nearly on my forehead, as you did in your photo. Of course I could just have an oddly sloped head. Part of the problem too is that the headband has so little cushioning, and very hard edges. Maybe a custom padding mod? For me this is a bigger comfort issue than the weight -- not that it's nearly bad enough to prevent me from enjoying them.