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Superlux HD668B - a tweak for some more comfort

post #1 of 11
Thread Starter 

I keep on liking these headphones, that gratify me with a good deal of good music.

But I don't like at all their little wings, Audio-Technica style: they press too much on my parietal bones and don't give enough support. So, after some time, they tend to slide down and to compress the upper edge of my ears. triportsad.gif

 




So I built a rough "add-on", that makes the cans much more comfortable for me. Even after wearing them for hours I don't suffer from the previous drawbacks any more.

An important detail: the head is in touch with cotton fabric, now, that allows free transpiration and cooling.

Here are the "ingredients" of my recipe smily_headphones1.gif

- a small black sock (clean!)

- a roll made of cotton fabric

- duck tape

- a strip of spongy cotton rag





I placed the roll between the wigs and fixed it with tape on upper and lower side.

Then I attached the strip of  rag  on the low side.




And, in the end, I wrapped everything with the sock, fixing it with some black wire at its extremities. 

 



P.S.
The piece of fabric that joins the two steel arches damps their tendency to vibrate.

 

post #2 of 11

Nice and inventive.

post #3 of 11
Thread Starter 

Thanks! So simple, so effective. dt880smile.png

post #4 of 11

Thanks for putting that on the board.

post #5 of 11

Haha. Definitely looks better than my solution.

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post #6 of 11
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Originally Posted by LordKim View Post

Haha. Definitely looks better than my solution.

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Isn't that uncomfortable? :P

post #7 of 11

Better than something pressing down on my head, the clamp is strong enough to make it stay in place. :P

post #8 of 11
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Originally Posted by LordKim View Post

Better than something pressing down on my head, the clamp is strong enough to make it stay in place. :P

By the way, can you replace the pads on the 3d wings and the earcups? I was thinking of getting these, but it seems not everyone is a fan :P

They don't look as soft as the ones on the audio technica's

post #9 of 11
Thread Starter 

I don't know if it's possible to replace the pads of the wings.

But surely you can very easily replace the earpads of HD668, HD662 and HD681 with the ones of the AKG K-240/270/271 (e.g. you can see here).

I did that with a big improvement in comfort. In my lousy pictures, above, it's difficult to notice that.

Sensitive listeners could also notice some improvement of sound.

post #10 of 11

OP did you realize that the "wings" are adjustable? Put them at the max setting and they are quite comfortable, at least to me.

post #11 of 11

^ I want to know if the OP knew this or not. If the 668B is more uncomfortable or not, then the SR850, unless you put a sock on it...


Edited by Belial88 - 1/27/14 at 2:46am
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