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post #31 of 38
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 38
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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 38
Thanks very much for the info, that's reassuring smily_headphones1.gif
post #34 of 38

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 38
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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 38
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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 38

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 38

Hi

 

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

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

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