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post #1 of 23
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Is there a way that I can make the headphones not squeeze my head so tight? It hurts to wear these. And I fear I might have to return them because of this. I have stretched them over the box 2 nights now and no improvement has shown. These are just extremely uncomfortable for me. It sucks because they sound amazing.

post #2 of 23

There's a few simple mods floating around the forums that relieve tightness in the M50 that may also work for the PRO700, but I cannot seem to find them right now. Perhaps you could try some deeper pads from a different headphone?

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Originally Posted by ssrock64 View Post

There's a few simple mods floating around the forums that relieve tightness in the M50 that may also work for the PRO700, but I cannot seem to find them right now. Perhaps you could try some deeper pads from a different headphone?

The thing is, I don't have other headphones, or the money for them. I think I'm just gonna return them. It hurts my ears and the top of my head.
 

 

post #4 of 23
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The thing is, I don't have other headphones, or the money for them. I think I'm just gonna return them. It hurts my ears and the top of my head.
 

 



No, silly, you don't have to buy a new headphone. You could just buy some similarly-shaped replacement pads and see how they work out. My M50s have Fischer Audio FA-003 pads on them. Since most headphones have similar earpad sizes, all you need is a plush circular pad to fill your needs.

post #5 of 23
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Originally Posted by ssrock64 View Post



No, silly, you don't have to buy a new headphone. You could just buy some similarly-shaped replacement pads and see how they work out. My M50s have Fischer Audio FA-003 pads on them. Since most headphones have similar earpad sizes, all you need is a plush circular pad to fill your needs.



What would I do about the headband?

post #6 of 23
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What would I do about the headband?



You could add some ugly extra padding if the headband is pressing too tightly. How long is the return policy? If you can keep them a tiny bit longer, just keep stretching and see what happens if you don't want to sink more money into them.

post #7 of 23
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You could add some ugly extra padding if the headband is pressing too tightly. How long is the return policy? If you can keep them a tiny bit longer, just keep stretching and see what happens if you don't want to sink more money into them.



I have about 4 days to return them. I guess I will keep trying to stretch them for a few more days.

post #8 of 23

i have a huge head (7 5/8 fitted cap) and i dont feel that much pressur from these. the m50 pads sure did help, im looking into buying the dt250 velour pads next and see how those feel.

post #9 of 23

I have owned these cans for a few years now. At first they were very tight! I found them to be uncomfortable also. They do break in. Not sure how long it took me to do that as I was only 16 when I got them, and I just loved them for the cool factor and dealt with the comfort issue. To give you an idea, I wore them for a good 4 hours straight last night with no headache. Hope this helps!

post #10 of 23

Hopefully I'm not too late but I found a very simple mod that made mine much more comfortable. So the biggest problem for me was that the pads were not thick enough, that is, the inside would push against my ear and make it hurt. What I did is took a few cotton balls and stuffed them around the edge in between the pad and the part that covers the actual driver. I think about 2-2 1/2 cotton balls in each did the trick. I don't have a very large head and definitely prefer the way these cover my ears completely over the M50 pads which don't seem to. Here's some pictures of my mod below...

modded pro700mk2Photo Mar 12, 2 18 07 PM.jpg

post #11 of 23

I have those headphones and I think the issue is more in the head-band than in the ear pads.  I replaced the earpads with m50 ones and it helped a bit, but the headphones are still way too tight.  I wonder if there is an easy way to take the headband off and put on a wider one?  Preferable one that adjusts from the center, like on the HD 700?  Also, if I was going to replace the earpads again, I think I might get some really nice ones, like Ultrasone Signature Pro earpads, which are made out of ethiopian-sheepskin.  If you look on the audio technica website, they recommend that you put the headphones on a watermelon or something to stretch them out, but I have tried this on tons of different circular objects (infinity speakers, bike helmets, watermelons, etc.) with very little success.  What I found is that the headphones would go back to being too tight after a few hours.  I recently emailed Moon Audio, which is a company that does headphone mods, and I'll get back to you on their response.  It's possible that they might be able to make comfortable headphones out of the athpro700mk2's yet!

post #12 of 23

I believe if, we were to take off the headband padding and heat up that part of the headphones it would relax the plastic. I would try it, but dont feel like tearing off the padding on them. I have no problems with them being too tight. Yeah they are tight, but not uncomfortable tight.

post #13 of 23

Yeah I don't want to stick my $200 dollar headphones in the stove, just me

post #14 of 23

replace the earpads with the m50, its about 20$ on amazon... worked for me

post #15 of 23

I replaced the earpads on my 700mk2s with M50 earpads and noticed very little difference, but stuffing the earpads with cotton balls significanty improved their comfort level.

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