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Most comfortable headphones < $300

post #1 of 16
Thread Starter 

I wouldn't call it an issue but out of all the headphones I've tried (mostly in the $50-100 category) have been uncomfortably to the point that it makes my right ear in particular burn near the tip, it's strange, and I thought it was an issue until I tried a friends XB700s which were like pillows, since then I've been wanting a new pair that will make love to my ears.

 

What would you say to be the most comfortably pair under $300? I listen to a bit of everything so pretty much every headphone is fine (I have phases with genres like most do).

And weight isn't an issue, it's mostly how they sit on your ears.

 

post #2 of 16

quick answer here.

 

Sub three hundred. pure comfort.

sennheiser 558s/

can and have worn for days. -74 hour stretch only occasionaly removed.

love mine

sadly taking a break with my newer purchases but do still come out and play :)

 

editing to help further posters.

$300 =approx  £ 196 =approx 236 EUROs

 

u might get lucky with amazon prices with better headphones - but at retail my above suggestion stays.

 

More to the point OP - what are you going to use them for

Outside

Travel

Indoor only

Indoor but noisy enviros

Indoor but u need to stayt quiet.

essentially Open or closed :D


Edited by ShooTa - 1/16/12 at 1:29pm
post #3 of 16

I love my HD598, they are super comfortable. 

post #4 of 16
Thread Starter 

Indoor in a quiet enviroment, they'll be hooked to my computer via an E7+E10.

I'd prefer closed though as  my computer can get fairly loud when in games but it's not a big issue.

post #5 of 16

Comfortable closed headphones?  You're looking at Beyerdynamic DT770 or Denon AH-D2000.  The DT770 isolates significantly more and has more of a V-shaped FR.

 

Avoid the 600 ohms model unless by E7+E10 (which doesn't make sense...?) you mean E7+E9.

post #6 of 16
Thread Starter 

Yes sorry, haha. What about the XB1000s? I was thinking maybe the XB1000s or the DT-990 Pro 250ohm or DT-770 Pro 250 Ohm.

Any ideas?


Edited by Mgear - 1/16/12 at 2:26pm
post #7 of 16

The XB1000, while still a cable can, cannot truly compete with the likes of Sennheiser, Beyerdynamic, etc. in the price range sound-quality wise. If you're looking open, Sennheiser's the way to go. If you're looking closed, I'd also add in the Fischer Audio FA-003. It looks heavy, but it's supremely light and I could wear it for days without discomfort after the initial loosening-out of it.

post #8 of 16
Thread Starter 

I can't seem to find the FA-003s anywhere in the UK, literally nowhere.

The XB1000s however are £165 from accessoryjack which seems like a good price (touch under £180 with the cheapest shipping), think I should go for it or maybe hold out or look at

some DT 990 Pro 250ohms?

post #9 of 16

Frogbeats has the Fa-003 for 115 pounds.

post #10 of 16
Thread Starter 

I have my head sort of set on the 1000s now as they look like pillows on your head and as far  as I can tell won't touch my ears at all which bodes well for them being comfortable.

I'll have a look at the Fa-003s though.

post #11 of 16
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Originally Posted by Mgear View Post

I have my head sort of set on the 1000s now as they look like pillows on your head and as far  as I can tell won't touch my ears at all which bodes well for them being comfortable.

I'll have a look at the Fa-003s though.


The FA-003 will have a more accurate sound, but the XB1000 will be arguably more comfortable (if extremely hot).

 

post #12 of 16

Philips O'Neill The Stretch - so damn comfortable!

post #13 of 16
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Originally Posted by WaLaoEh View Post

Philips O'Neill The Stretch - so damn comfortable!



You may have taken the original question a bit too literally. Just because they're asking for the most comfortable headphones under $300 in the title doesn't mean they have no other requirements. I could stick iBud drivers in pillows and they'd fit the bill, but the OP had some sound quality standard to attain as well.

post #14 of 16
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Originally Posted by ssrock64 View Post



You may have taken the original question a bit too literally. Just because they're asking for the most comfortable headphones under $300 in the title doesn't mean they have no other requirements. I could stick iBud drivers in pillows and they'd fit the bill, but the OP had some sound quality standard to attain as well.



they do sound pretty decent too. IMO. xD

post #15 of 16
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Originally Posted by mikeaj View Post

Comfortable closed headphones?  You're looking at Beyerdynamic DT770 or Denon AH-D2000.  The DT770 isolates significantly more and has more of a V-shaped FR.

Avoid the 600 ohms model unless by E7+E10 (which doesn't make sense...?) you mean E7+E9.

Couldn't agree more!
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