The pair of LCD2 I had clamped less than the HE-400, Mad Dogs and Sennheiser line of headphones I've tried. The big leather pads probably go a ways in reducing the clamp. I don't see how anybody can complain about Audeze clamp when there's some serious deathgrips out there in other headphones.
It's the shape of the LCD2 pads. They are big and bulky and angled. They press against my jaw when the headphone is worn, even though they are soft. 15 minutes, tops, is all I can wear them for. I slept with them once and woke up with intense jaw pain. It seems to vary from person to person.
No comment on He-400 or non-HD800 Senns (HD800 = super comfortable, although pads are a little harder than I would prefer) and Mad Dogs with Shure pads I can wear for hours on end (I have heard Alpha Pads are less comfortable). Just frustrating when something as basic as fit becomes an issue.
Edited by GoldfishX - 1/9/14 at 8:25am