I love my LCD-2's (Vegan, Bamboo, Blessed by the audio gods) but they are heavy. No complaints about anything else, clamp is fine and the Vegan pads/band are fairly comfy.
A few things I found helped:
- wearing them a little lower than other headphones with the deeper side of the pads cushioning just behind my ear
- when the verticle alignment is correct on my head I move them forward and then pivot the cups until they're applying even pressure
- intricate pully system to overcome their mass.
Thanks for that....and to all who have responded. I returned the headphones to the Cable Co. I figured there was no point in continuing to using them if I couldn't get over the clamping issues. I had actually tried the positioning you mentioned above, and it did help somewhat (except for coming up with an 'intricate pully system' - a joke, perhaps?). But I think what exacerbated the clamping discomfort was the hardness of the ear pads. Unfortunately when I inquired, the rep from the Cable Co. said they didn't have the vegan version for demo - which is the one I wanted to try out. From what some have said, it could be that the cushier ear pads would relieve some of that pressure. If I have the urge to pursue them further, maybe I could place an order from them for the vegan version and see if they can be returned if the clamp is not improved (I already know I like them otherwise.) Of course, the whole point of the lending library is probably for everybody to avoid returns, but in this instance, they don't have the appropriate version available for trial. I'll 'sit' on that one for a while....