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post #16 of 26

Yes, those are the ones. Their comfort has mixed reviews, with some people disliking them while others being perfectly fine with them.

post #17 of 26
Thread Starter 
Okay, I will probably take these headphones. How long does the comfort take to settle in? If the headphones will nit be confortable enough then I will look elsewhere. It will be coupled by an a portable amp. Thanks a lot.
post #18 of 26

It's relatively quick for you to get the hang of the comfort. Also, keep in mind that they have a metal strip going through the headband, in the event you want to adjust the clamping by either compressing or stretching the headband. Obviously, if you do so, do it with some care.

 

Do report back on how you find them to feel and sound.

post #19 of 26
Thread Starter 
what is your opinion on these? I am wondering because they were recommended from the other person and they look very comfortable.
http://www.amazon.com/Beyerdynamic-770-PRO-250-ohms/dp/B0006NL5SM/ref=cm_cr_pr_sims_t
post #20 of 26

The DT770 are more comfortable, but they don't handle EDM nearly as well as the HFI-780.

post #21 of 26
Thread Starter 
is there any way to modify the cups and the head band(the thing on top) for the headphones that you recommended? since it seems they have better sound, I am wondering if I can modify these things. Thanks a lot again
post #22 of 26

Well, you can do some DIY mods, replacing the pads and the cushion on the underside of the top of the headband.

 

IIRC, some people have swapped the stock pads for Beyerdynamic DT250 pads.

post #23 of 26

the m50 and ultrasone are not even near with the term comfortable IMO. people only think that the ultrasone is comfortable is because of the velour pads. but the clamping force is nasty IMO and the cups doesnt extended as far so it always have that pressure on top of my head. the m50, has a somewhat nasty clamp below your ears as well. and it gets hot easy because of the pads.

 

but soundwise, ill go for m50 > hp100 > ultrasone

 

m50 first because of electronic music, the ultrasone sounds harsher than the m50 in the treble region, but that is just me. hp 100 is a good all-around headphone though, if you plan on amping it. but its not bassy than the m50 or ultrasone.


Edited by Dyaems - 12/4/12 at 5:26pm
post #24 of 26
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the m50 and ultrasone are not even near with the term comfortable IMO. people only think that the ultrasone is comfortable is because of the velour pads. but the clamping force is nasty IMO and the cups doesnt extended as far so it always have that pressure on top of my head. the m50, has a somewhat nasty clamp below your ears as well. and it gets hot easy because of the pads.

 

but soundwise, ill go for m50 > hp100 > ultrasone

 

m50 first because of electronic music, the ultrasone sounds harsher than the m50 in the treble region, but that is just me. hp 100 is a good all-around headphone though, if you plan on amping it. but its not bassy than the m50 or ultrasone.

 

Considering the HFI-780 excel at EDM, I really don't know where you consider the M50 to be a better option than the HFI-780 or even the HFI-580, considering the M50 has less clarity and lower quality bass than either of them.

 

The headband can be both adjusted through the side strips as well as being stretched quite a bit without worrying about breaking, since they have good build quality.

post #25 of 26
Thread Starter 
One questions about the HFI-780, do the cups touch ear, and if so is there any way to modify them so they don't? I on open to all advice.
post #26 of 26
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