Originally Posted by chewy4
Clamp should really never be a problem, the headband is extremely easy to stretch.
The paradox though is that the more you stretch, the flatter the headband becomes (esp. in the middle part) so the less curvature it has, which means it inherently becomes less comfy for the head because the pressure distribution is less even.
Originally Posted by TMRaven
Yeah that's my main gripe about the velours. They feel like two rings of hard foam. I would stretch, but then I worry it might make it so the headphone gets looser and heavier feeling.
Squishy earpads with lots of give would be best, but then I start worrying about them deforming over time.
I actually really dig Hifiman's stock pleathers nowadays, they have a finer foam than velours, I think it's actually a memory foam. The pleather material itself is also one of the best I've encountered, extremely soft, and resistant to hardening unlike most pleathers. The main gripe is that these stock pleathers are too damn shallow, if they had just made it as thick as stock velours, then I'd have much less incentive to get custom pads. Currently stock pleathers make my ears touch the hard drivers after I wear them for 3+ hours and the memory foam starts acting up.
Edited by jerg - 1/11/13 at 1:28pm