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Originally Posted by jgray91 View Post

If you have the patience to watch prices, the Creative Aurvana Live! is a good headphone for a <$100 ones. I got mine for $80 but there are some reports here (somewhat frequently) that they go down as low as $60. They work pretty well for rock, although clarity is a little bit short. Bass is okay, but can be controlled more with a few reversible mods. Unfortunately (or fortunately?) I can't comment on any other headphones as the CAL! are my first.


 

I was hoping the Aurvanas were going to be the answer I was looking for, but unfortunately their clamping force is too high for my ears. I was quite happy with their sq given their $100 or less price tag.



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Originally Posted by IndieScent View Post

HD555 with foam mod. light ,comfy and quite good sq

 

i remember using this for marathon watching movie for like 8 hours straight >_<



I will look into them. I wonder what the mod does to their sq?



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Originally Posted by khoi14021993 View Post


Yes, they do work well with fast rock.

You can get the HD598 for $180 from some retailers I believe, but their bass is not quick enough for fast rock.

I don't know why Rey told you to pass on the HD25. It matches your requirement quite well IMO. Quick bass, very comfort, nice SQ, and superb isolation as well. But I think the $199 price tag might make you consider.

 



Yeah the $199 is what's keeping me from already picking them up.



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Originally Posted by DVDRey View Post

 

 

For the moment, but the HD598 is regularly under 200$.

 

The HD25 is a very good headphone, but i couldn't bear more than 1 hour. I have delicate ears and i don't support very well supra-aural headphones with a strong clamping force.



Where have you seen the HD598 for under $200?



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Originally Posted by GL1TCH3D View Post

What about the sony mdr-xb series? (500+)
Those are basically giant doughnut cushions with a driver in the middle.


They do look very comfortable indeed...can you compare them comfort wise to some other cans?

 

I wonder if they would be more comfortable than the HD25-1 SPII

 

post #17 of 40

 

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Where have you seen the HD598 for under $200?

 

The HD598 is regularly under 200$ from Amazon.

post #18 of 40

I only mentioned the 595 from a comfort standpoint since I have no hands on with a 598. I have no doubt that the 598 sounds better but still has rolled off bass. The modded 555 sounds like a 595 from all accounts since they share the same driver and cup design.

post #19 of 40

Of all the headphones that have seen my head, the Beyers are by far the most comfortable.  Nothing else comes close, especially for long listening sessions.

 

So, if you're looking for a different sound colorization, then new headphones make sense.  If you're only interested in comfort, it'll be hard to beat the Beyers.
 

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Originally Posted by Deathwish238 View Post

I'm looking for new headphones focusing on comfort preferably closer to $100($200 absolute max). I'm currently using the BeyerDynamic DT990. I wear them most days for at least 10 hours. The DT990s are very comfortable, but towards the end of the day their weight(close to 300g) is noticeable and takes its toll on my ears.

 

 

post #20 of 40

I'm thinking either the AD700 or AD900 would be your best bet.  But compared to a DT990 they won't be bassy.

 

 

post #21 of 40
The xb500 is so comfy it's like clouds on your ears. I have the bowers and wilkins P5 and the xb500 is comfier...
post #22 of 40
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Originally Posted by DVDRey View Post

 

 

The HD598 is regularly under 200$ from Amazon.



 



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Originally Posted by Deathwish238 View Post


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Yeah the $199 is what's keeping me from already picking them up.



 


 

If you can, I suggest you to save up a bit more for them. You won't be disappointed.

The XB500/700 are also good, but they have one of the most bloated bass I've ever heard, so don't really like them. But it's up to you

post #23 of 40

CAL!'s clamping force was almost non-existent. I found the headband hurting my head after only an hour or so. Be prepared that you won't find one with less.

post #24 of 40

If comfort is a big thing for you, I personally couldnt recommend the M-50. They dont feel bad, but the snug grip and vinyl pads are a nagging reminder that they are on your head. I usually take them off every hour to let my ears ventilate..

 

I can vouch for the HD598's comfort; they are the most comfortable headphone I own. Very breathy, and very light; I have had them on my head for ~4hrs at a time and never once felt they needed to come off. The sound signature is really nice too smile.gif

post #25 of 40
Personally I deal with the CAL! clamping force by putting it on a few books. But I agree with kingpage about its headband. The first few hours on it still feels okay, but then it starts to feel the pressure. I usually adjust the position a bit by then.
post #26 of 40

Just thought id input here, i own the HD 595s, and they are essentially the same as 555s or 598s fit wise. I have rather large ears(they poke out a bit from what im told), and they really are great headphones comfort wise. They would feel the urge to take them off after about 4 hours or more but they were perfectly fine to go back on in under a minute. 

 

Also in regards to the denon ah-d2000 post, id agree except, they are a big heavier(or seem so on your head) than the sennheisers listed above. But ill admit during the winter im loving my d5000s because they are keeping my ears warm, id say they denons are just barely under the comfort of the sennheisers, if at all. It may differ for some users, i have a tendency to take them off and stretch my neck after around 3 hours. 

post #27 of 40

Sony XB series is one of the most comfortable headphones I've ever tried. Sound quality won't beat anything over $60 but comfort wise, they are one of the best out there.

post #28 of 40
Thread Starter 

Just ordered the HD555s for under $100 shipped. I plan to mod them into 595s for that extra bass response. Haven't had a pair of Senns for a while, I'm excited!

 

Thanks for all the help HeadFi

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Originally Posted by Deathwish238 View Post

 

 

 


 

I have been looking at them a lot recently. I like how durable they appear and look like they're a classic DJ headphone.

 

How well do you think they'ld work for faster rock?


I purchased the m-50 about a year ago for my new desk job and it took along time for them to be 'comfortable' replacing the earpads with shure pads helped alot.  I think my head just adjusted to them over time.  I can now wear them 6-7 hours without fidgeting with them but they are not that comfortable.  Iv been wearing them 5 days a week 6-7 hours a night for a year now.

 

This thread might help you.  I came upon it when I searched 'comfortable headphones' the review shows price point and comfort level.

http://www.head-fi.org/t/433318/shootout-96-portable-headphones-reviewed-v-moda-m-80-added-11-27-11

 


Edited by tattare - 1/18/12 at 2:54pm
post #30 of 40

Ad700 are very comfortable, I find them moreso than HD5xx.

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