Originally Posted by miceblue
Strangely the opposite is happening to me. I use the M-100's daily for 2 1- hour long bus rides and the driver enclosure really gets to my ears, literally. They become pretty bothersome after an hour's use, even to the point where my right ear becomes tingly. :/
I agree with this statement. If you are having comfort issues due to the earcups being too shallow, it won't get better with time. I wore my m100 every day for a month to see if it would get better with time and it didn't. So I did the kinda ghetto IMO paper towel mod and it definitely makes the earcups more comfy since the drivers are farther away from your ears, so I would recommend that to people who are having issues. I just cut a paper towel in half, rolled it up, stuffed it under there. Sonically, if there is a difference I definitely cannot hear it, and I actually really doubt that people can hear differences due to slight variations in earpads. I actually have 2 pairs of v-moda crossfade m100, so I was able to do blind tests and I really do believe that the sonic differences people talk about are either achieved with an amp (which I don't have), really well-trained sensitive golden ears, or just in their heads.
Pre-paper towel mod: felt driver against ears when I first put the headphones on, annoying after 30min, irritating after an 1 hour, red ears in 2-3 hrs.
After paper towel mod: could sometimes feel it, but wore them for a few hours without actually irritation that would make me take them off.
However, if your comfort issue is that the headphones are clamping too tight on your head, then wearing them a lot or stretching out the handband would definitely help a lot and eventually they do kinda melt into your head and you forget you got em on. So I would keep them for sure if your only comfort issue is the tightness of clamping or headband type issues.
Edited by money4me247 - 2/14/13 at 7:53am