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Hello M50 Users,

 

I just got the ATH M50s from Amazon. Just after15-20 minutes of use they feel kind of heavy and put some pressure on the sides of my jaw. I have been using them for the last 8 hours, but i still feel the pressure(also the weight). Is this normal at first (i.e. will you get used to it)? I am wondering if i should return them and get something that is more comfortable.

 

Thanks,

Elliot

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Originally Posted by EtyUser99 View Post

Hello M50 Users,

 

I just got the ATH M50s from Amazon. Just after15-20 minutes of use they feel kind of heavy and put some pressure on the sides of my jaw. I have been using them for the last 8 hours, but i still feel the pressure(also the weight). Is this normal at first (i.e. will you get used to it)? I am wondering if i should return them and get something that is more comfortable.

 

Thanks,

Elliot


Heya,

 

They're not that heavy, and they don't have a huge clamp, so I'm not sure you're going to find something instantly more comfortable in terms of weight and clamp.

 

If you like how they sound, I suggest you wear them. You'll get accustomed to them. Then a few days before your 30 days is up, if you're still not digging it, return them and start the hunt.

 

Very best,

 

post #3 of 7

Never felt any discomfort from wearing them for long hours but I would say give it a week and see how you feel after that. If the discomfort doesn't get better in a week or two, then you should consider returning them.

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Originally Posted by MalVeauX View Post


Heya,

 

They're not that heavy, and they don't have a huge clamp, so I'm not sure you're going to find something instantly more comfortable in terms of weight and clamp.

 

If you like how they sound, I suggest you wear them. You'll get accustomed to them. Then a few days before your 30 days is up, if you're still not digging it, return them and start the hunt.

 

Very best,

 


Got to disagree with you here. I felt the exact same thing when I owned them. I have a bit of a problem with TMJ so even headphones with a medium clamp would feel like a strong clamp to me. This may be this same issue for  you. I have heard that you can stretch them out a bit and get better comfort. Try putting them around a stack of books overnight. Try them the next morning. Repeat until they feel better. Good luck...

 

post #5 of 7

People's tolerance to clamping varies from person to person. My tolerance is very low, no closed headphone I have ever owned was bearable for more than 15minutes. Open headphones and even 'comfort kings' like the Audio Technica AD900 couldn't be bearable for more than 15 minutes to me.

 

However, the Beyer DT880's are the most comfortable I have ever worn, so little clamp, lightweight and can wear them for hours.

 

post #6 of 7

I felt the same discomfort. I stuck with them for a couple months, but eventually, I decided I didn't want to settle for an uncomfortable headphone. Sold them on craigslist for a good fair price, and ended up picking the Ultrasone hifi 780s. If you like the m50s, I highly recommend the 780s: I feel there are superior in every way(my enjoyment of the entire range of freq+sound stage+comfort) except for bass thump.

 

Plus on amazon, they're cheaper than the m50s!

 

http://www.amazon.com/Ultrasone-HFI-780-Surround-Professional-Headphones/dp/B00101XVH2

post #7 of 7
When not wearing them, keep them mounted on the box they came in (lengthwise). This will stretch them out a bit and make them more comfortable. Now the earpads are a different story for me. They get hot and sweaty in a short listening time and they lose shape after a few months which affect the sound signature (not or the better).
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