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Most comfortable full-sized headphones you have tried?

post #1 of 26
Thread Starter 

It's one of the most important factors to me.

 

 

I'm considering Beyer DT-990's for both the comfort and the bargain price. AKG 701's have been ruled out of favor.


Edited by robertsong - 9/19/12 at 11:49am
post #2 of 26

The vintage DT 990 have been the most comfortable. I didn't find the modern velour pads to be quite as comfortable as the old cloth ones, but I'm sure the new ones would've adapted and softened with use.

post #3 of 26

I find my old ATH-A500 headphones to be the most comfortable I have ever worn.  I literally could not feel them on my head after awhile.  I think most closed Audio Technicas (A700, A900, A900x, W1000x, etc..) share a very similar design and will result in a similar comfort level.  I tried their open counterpart in the form of an ATH-AD900 for a couple weeks.  It was even lighter, but the driver touched my ears which made it less comfortable for me.  So my vote goes to those closed Audio Technicas with the "wing" design or whatever they call it.  The disclaimer of course being that I have only actually worn the A500, which is no longer with us.  I am just assuming that the headphones with a similar design will have a similar level of comfort.


Edited by haejuk - 9/19/12 at 12:27pm
post #4 of 26

1. STAX SR-009
2. STAX Lambda PRO
3. Sennheiser HD 800
4. Denon D600

5. STAX SR-007

 

Cheers :) 

post #5 of 26

HD650's (stretched)

Denon d2000

post #6 of 26

1.) AKG K550

2.) Grado Sr225i

3.) Senn HD600

post #7 of 26
Thread Starter 
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Originally Posted by LugBug1 View Post

HD650's (stretched)

 

"Stretched" as in they loosen over time, or "stretched" as in you manually stretched them out? 

post #8 of 26
AKG K240 with SHR840 pads. They float. Less than $100. ATH-AD700 too. Same deal. No devaluation causing stretching.
post #9 of 26

I'm assuming that with some AKG 240 velour pads and a bit of stretching the Superlux HD662 would be as comfortable as the AKG 240 since the designs are identical.

The panasonic rp htf600-s are pretty darn comfy too.

post #10 of 26

AD700

 

I'm hoping that the Q701 is comfortable as well.

post #11 of 26

Q701, DT-880, HD-600, Denon D7000, Creative Aurvana Live! to name a few

post #12 of 26
1. HD800
2. DT880
3. HD650
post #13 of 26

100% hands down, HE-500. No clamping whatsoever. And the headband doesn't hurt my head. I don't understand why other companies can get this right...! :(

post #14 of 26
pretty much any full sized AKG just throw them on and forget
post #15 of 26

Beyerdynamic DT770 Pro's are extremely comfortable, as are the AKG K601's (The K601's don't have the bumps on the headband).

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