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I previously owned the HD598 but returned them due to comfort issues.  Yes, I know I'm one of the few, but they just felt kind of tight over a period of listening.  I have a big head, a short neck and I wear glasses.  I did like their sound however.  Is there anything else out there that would be perhaps more comfortable with a similar sound signature for around the same price?  I need something that I can plug into my CD player and amp, but also my laptop. 

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http://www.head-fi.org/t/629385/ma900-review-the-hd598-killer

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I previously owned the HD598 but returned them due to comfort issues.  Yes, I know I'm one of the few, but they just felt kind of tight over a period of listening.  I have a big head, a short neck and I wear glasses.  I did like their sound however.  Is there anything else out there that would be perhaps more comfortable with a similar sound signature for around the same price?  I need something that I can plug into my CD player and amp, but also my laptop. 

Try the D2000.  You can get a pair on the forums for ~$200.  Much less clamping force..  Someone correct me here if I'm wrong and I'm talking of the D5000 and D7000.

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I previously owned the HD598 but returned them due to comfort issues.  Yes, I know I'm one of the few, but they just felt kind of tight over a period of listening.  I have a big head, a short neck and I wear glasses.  I did like their sound however.  Is there anything else out there that would be perhaps more comfortable with a similar sound signature for around the same price?  I need something that I can plug into my CD player and amp, but also my laptop. 

 

Heya,

 

Sony MA900

AKG Q701

Shure SRH1440

 

Very best,

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The MA900 seems to fit what I'm looking for.  Now, where to buy them?  Most "legitmate" places are either out of stock or are asking full retail.  I won't pay more than $200 for them and prefer to buy from a place like Amazon or B&H.

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The MA900 seems to fit what I'm looking for.  Now, where to buy them?  Most "legitmate" places are either out of stock or are asking full retail.  I won't pay more than $200 for them and prefer to buy from a place like Amazon or B&H.

 

$192 at Amazon. Did you even check?

 

Very best,

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^ Yes, of course I checked.  Beach Audio is selling them through Amazon.  Amazon is currently out of stock.  I much rather buy from Amazon directly as they have an excellent return policy should I not like them.

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