Originally Posted by elwappo99
It's not the clamp so much as the 3D wings on top. They just aren't strong enough to hold up the weight from the cups. I've owned other audio technica's that didn't have this issue.
Originally Posted by aberberich
Adding the hair tie mod that everyone is talking about brought me to this basically. The fit is perfect however I too get the jaw pain from clamping right right around the 60-90 minute mark. Which is a real bummer because I can wear my 700s 8 hours no problem. Bleh.
It's possible my pair got refurbished the "right" way or I have a huge noggin because my pair don't really drag down.
After a couple of hours of wear I no longer feel discomfort or aching -- perhaps some tension was relieved somewhere. They are comfortable through 2 hours of usage with the exception of some heat (a la closed headphones). I will give them a try for a longer session over the weekend. I am pretty sensitive to discomfort as I can't wear my HF-2s for more than a half hour, but the A900Xs are great for me.
So far I am very impressed for the money. I used to be afraid of spending money on headphones since the JH-13s (nothing really seemed worth it) but I have a hard time finding a complaint with these.
Don't mistake this for a comparison, but I could see myself enjoying these more than I did my ES7s and HD 25-1 IIs of yesteryear.
Edited by 3X0 - 4/3/13 at 6:24pm