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post #1 of 23
Thread Starter 

Hey guys, just on the look out for great sounding, super comfy cans that will be worn for 6-10 hours in a row, can be open, closed, whatever, but need good mids/highs, no sibilance, non-fatiguing and the bass should be there, just very tight and not overwhelming. Thanks! (should be around 200-250 GBP)


Edited by Sanotter - 3/11/12 at 7:07am
post #2 of 23
I tried the denon d2000 and 5000 and they were super comfy. Easily worn for 6 to 10hours xP not sure if the sound will fit with what you're looking for.
post #3 of 23
Thread Starter 

I have been looking at these and they look comfy, but  they seem really overpriced here :/ 230 GBP for the d2000's seems alot to me..

post #4 of 23
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Originally Posted by Sanotter View Post

I have been looking at these and they look comfy, but  they seem really overpriced here :/ 230 GBP for the d2000's seems alot to me..

in the US you can get a pair for 210$. Maybe someone can order you a pair in the US then ship it to you?
post #5 of 23
Thread Starter 

i thought of that but customs would pickit up and charge me 30 quid on top of the 150 and then factor in shipping and its the same :(

post #6 of 23
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i thought of that but customs would pickit up and charge me 30 quid on top of the 150 and then factor in shipping and its the same :(

Do they actually check the packages? The person shipping to you could just mark the price really low
post #7 of 23
Thread Starter 

yeah, they either check or dont, its risky :P

post #8 of 23

Cheap route: AKG K240. :)

post #9 of 23

The sony xb-500 headphones. Like two huge black pillows on your head. I would love to find a pair that is more comfy than these. The xb stands for extra bass but it really isn't extra. It's just very deep but controlled and the mids and highs with the fiio e11 are great.

post #10 of 23

I don't think the OP wants an XB500, judging by their sonic preferences. They are comfy, but the bass is overwhelming. The Fischer Audio FA-003/Brainwavz HM5/LINDY Premium Hi-Fi (the last would be your best UK option) are ultra-comfortable after being stretched out over a tissue box for a week or so, and sound extremely neutral and great for the price.

post #11 of 23

The Audio-Technica AD700 is hands down the most comfortable headphone I have ever tried. It has tight and punchy bass but may be too lean for your tastes if you want a lot of it.

post #12 of 23

I second the AKG 240. Perfect mids, solid bass, very comfortable (you can get velour pads - from the 271 - for even more long term listening comfort), and well within your budget. 

post #13 of 23
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Originally Posted by liamstrain View Post

I second the AKG 240. Perfect mids, solid bass, very comfortable (you can get velour pads - from the 271 - for even more long term listening comfort), and well within your budget. 


Agreed. The Sextett gives a great sound for the price (Under £100) , as it's 250 grams and it has optional velour pads for more comfort. For anything to be comfortable, I personally believe it should not exceed 350 grams in weight, all those LCD2 owners complaining about neck problems are evidence of this as the LCD2 weighs 550 grams.

 


Edited by Rayzee - 3/12/12 at 10:33am
post #14 of 23

I should have looked more before I started this thread earlier today:

 

http://www.head-fi.org/t/600618/new-comfort-king

 

So Beyers would be my choice for you, with d2000 coming in at very close second. The Denon is super comfortable but for me, the Beyer can be worn for longer periods.

post #15 of 23

I've always thought that bose headphones felt like pillows on my ears. Their frames are usually super light, which helps. 

 

I've never had a problem with comfort with headphones above the $300 range but I do prefer headphones that have velour cups. I do favour the k701's because of their huge, well padded cups. 

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