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post #31 of 39
Hey!
I have a relatively small head, and I'm a girl, so I'm guessing my head will be quite a bit smaller than even a small guys head... Do you think the elastic band mod would work for me?
Any small-headed girls out there had experience of these phones and how they fit?
Ta muchly for any advice people have smily_headphones1.gif
Jess x
post #32 of 39
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Originally Posted by jessthebest View Post

Hey!
I have a relatively small head, and I'm a girl, so I'm guessing my head will be quite a bit smaller than even a small guys head... Do you think the elastic band mod would work for me?
Any small-headed girls out there had experience of these phones and how they fit?
Ta muchly for any advice people have smily_headphones1.gif
Jess x


I'm not a girl, but I imagine so. I mean, my wife's head is bigger than mine but she also has more hair. It's completely reversible so if it doesn't work, you haven't done anything permanent to your 550's.

 

On a side note, since it's during the winter, I've been listening to the K550's while wearing my winter cap (sort of like a ski hat) and it puts just enough extra girth around my head to make the K550 fit nice and snug..lol

 

so there's that...

post #33 of 39
Thanks very much for the info, that's reassuring smily_headphones1.gif
post #34 of 39

Hello, what about replacing the pads with Sony XB700 earpads? They are really huge, I have the xb700 and I will buy the K550 soon.

post #35 of 39
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Originally Posted by Davidek View Post

Hello, what about replacing the pads with Sony XB700 earpads? They are really huge, I have the xb700 and I will buy the K550 soon.

Interested in knowing how they fit.

post #36 of 39
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Originally Posted by Davidek View Post

Hello, what about replacing the pads with Sony XB700 earpads? They are really huge, I have the xb700 and I will buy the K550 soon.

I would also be interested to see how they fit, but they are huge...pillow-like...I suspect they would push the K550 drivers even further away from the ear making it sound thinner.

Those pads heat up real quick too...one of the reasons I ultimately sold my XB 700.
post #37 of 39

I tried the elastic mod (only had one elastic) on one side, but was concerned that the crease in the pleather would stay, as it was pretty significant. I get the idea, though, and may try again.

 

I've now done the from the outside stuffing mod using shoelaces, but I am also concerned that it will dampen sound.

I've done this so that I've pushed them super far to the edge - so that if I run my finger around the inside of the cup I feel the plastic ring outside the material covering the driver before I feel the shoelace. Is this appropriate? Is this dangerous for the 'phone?

 

Thanks for the suggestions as well, everyone.

post #38 of 39

Hi

 

They rubber band idea works great but a bit awkward..

I have used black electrical tape to do the same and less noticeable..

post #39 of 39

Hey guys, I'm quite new to this sort of thing and am looking for some help. I've recently purchased a pair of these headphones. I'm pleased with the way they sound and believe they provide a good seal on my head when wearing them at the '1' indent at both sides of the headband. However I find they become very uncomfortable and difficult to wear after about an hour's use. The headband seems to be digging in to the very top of my head and causes quite a lot of pain, so much so that I can't really wear them more than an hour. It's a real shame as I was impressed by the sound of these. I was wondering if anyone had any ideas as to how I could prevent this? Like I said I think I'm getting a good seal at '1' so not sure the elastic band mod will do anything. I've tried using the '2' or '3' at each indent but this doesn't seem to do much and the headphones feel a lot less secure on my head (and probably don't have quite as good a seal). Any help or suggestions would be much appreciated.

 

EDIT: Just got them out for a go again after a long time sat in the cupboard after being left a bit disheartened by the discomfort. Have read some of the posts on here and some people say they position the headband a lot further back than they would normally. Gave this a go and it has helped - been listening to these for about an hour and a half and in considerably less pain than I was before. Seems like good positioning and fit  is key with these headphones. The pain may not be as bad but it is however still there. Again any suggestions are welcome.


Edited by rbnoble06 - 4/26/14 at 10:30am
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