I haven't seen a dedicated effort on the forum to quantify earpad size for our favorite 'over ear' headphones. Because headphone comfort aka ergonomics are perhaps almost as important as sound signature for those of us who like to listen for long sessions in particular, maybe overdue to establish ear pad hole size for our favorite headphones. Results should have relevance for us with bigger ears and maybe those with smaller ears that prefer a snugger fit within the ear pad. There is copious speculation on the forum about comfort, so this a modest effort to quantify some differences which clearly exist between the over-ear headphones we love.
Please help and post your headphone ear pad sizes to help populate this thread to be used as reference. Many thanks for your support.
I will start with posting what little information I have on the subject. Please note...two dimensions are provided when ear pad hole size is assymetric and not round.
Senneheiser HD598 HD555:
Beyerdynamic DT-990 Premium 600 ohm (what I own)
Hole diameter at earpad outside edge/entry: 68mm
Hole dia. near driver: 56
Pad depth...distance outside to driver (uncompressed): 24mm
In particular, I am interested in the ear pad hole size of the popular Sennheiser HD600 / HD650 which is perceived to be slightly bigger than the HD 598. Could someone with these great heaphones, post the ear pad dimensions?
Also am interested in various AKG and Denon models and many others. Hope this helps others...
Edited by 2wheelfan - 2/26/13 at 4:56am