I am writing this post for people that like me love the fantastic beyerdynamic DT1350 but find them incredibly uncomfortable and painful just after half an hour of wearing.
I already knew that by slightly bending the headband (making it larger) I could get a lot of pressure off my ears and that was great, but the problem was that with this method I was also loosing the sealing. The consequence was a much better comfort but also a large and unacceptable decrease of sonic performances especially the wonderful tight bass that these little cans can deliver.
I contacted directly beyerdynamic to ask for a solution to this problem. I told them that was a shame that such a wonderful device was so unbearable in terms of comfort.
Withing 24 hours I got a reply to my problem directly from Peter Grooff (Product & Marketing Manager Headphones, Headsets & Microphones), that was very kind of him and this further confirmed what I already knew, beyerdynamic has a very good service ( I am talking about beyerdynamic in Germany).
Peter suggested me to bend the headband to decrease the pressure (I already knew this) and for the problem related to the sealing he suggested me to change the pads and use the larger ones (67mm instead of 63mm) which I never heard of before, in fact it took me a while to find them. Apparently the only place I could find them was beyerdynamic.de with everything written in German, I contacted the spare part service to order them, so when I get them I'll let you know my impressions about the comfort.
I also found another type, apparently recently produced and made of velour (still 63mm), so I ordered those ones as well.
See below pictures and links, I hope I can get them soon :) :
1. EDT 1350 SL earpads
2. EDT 1350 N velour earpads
Edited by impermanente - 9/25/12 at 2:38pm