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post #31 of 133

I could wear my Q701 or my modified T50rp all day long if i had the time. I usually listen to one or the other for about 2-4 hours average per day. 

 

The Q701 headband bumps don't bother me to much, and I put a pad on the headband of my T50rp. The T50rp are comfortable, but the Q701 is still more comfy and lighter. 

post #32 of 133

The earbuds will probably isolate as much as most of the closed headset recommended here. If those are working for you now, don't worry about missing info from closed cans. 

 

Does your cube have walls that are above your head or below? If they are above and your volume is on the quiet side of reasonable, your neighbors will not be bothered by an open set. The noise leaking in can be a pain, though, depending on the ambient noise in your office. 

 

Honestly, I think the beyers are probably among the most comfortable options and they sound good. Give them a shot. At least they won't break the bank. Many places have them in stock. You can return them if they aren't working for you. 

post #33 of 133

I'm fine with the DT770s because of my small head size. Due to the clamp force though, I could see why they could become pretty uncomfortable.

post #34 of 133

I can wear Beyerdynamics comfortably for 8-10 hours, my Q701's about 3. I think it's very much based on the shape of your head. Still, as a part of my personal journey, nothing is as comfy as a beyer on my big head.

post #35 of 133

I can wear my RS1i's all night....light as a feather....no problem at all.....and did I mention.....they sound great too!

post #36 of 133

The Mr Speakers mad dogs where increadibly comfy... when it was COLD in my room. Besides the OMG WARM ear pads they r the comfiest I've had! [that lamb leatha!] 

post #37 of 133
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Originally Posted by Mshenay View Post

The Mr Speakers mad dogs where increadibly comfy... when it was COLD in my room. Besides the OMG WARM ear pads they r the comfiest I've had! [that lamb leatha!] 

They were extremely comfy, I had to return them though.. Anyways, I always forget my DT880's are on my head, and I hope I forget my 4.Ai's in my ears.

post #38 of 133

I wear my Stax all-day-err-day.

post #39 of 133
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Originally Posted by Tus-Chan View Post

I wear my Stax all-day-err-day.

How is the SR-303 if I may ask?

post #40 of 133

Pretty much everything in my profile I've fallen asleep with on.

Comfort is a very big factor for me.

post #41 of 133

How is the SR-303 if I may ask?

 

The Lambdas are kind of an odd mix of attributes; soundstage is fairly narrow, yet immensely tall with extremely clear instrument separation. Bass is lightly recessed, yet it is powerful and impactful. Highs have a fairly large valley in the frequency response, yet detail is through the roof and highs are smooth and liquid. Comfort is very, very good.

What some people consider its flaws, others would consider its best attributes. You'd really have to listen to them yourself to decide whether you like them or not. To me, they rank up there with the flagships I've heard in my signature, and I don't even have a very good amplifier for them (the SRM-Xh I have is the predecessor the the SRM-252, Stax's current lowest-end full-size amp).


Edited by Tus-Chan - 3/23/13 at 8:38pm
post #42 of 133
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Originally Posted by Tus-Chan View Post

How is the SR-303 if I may ask?

 

The Lambdas are kind of an odd mix of attributes; soundstage is fairly narrow, yet immensely tall with extremely clear instrument separation. Bass is lightly recessed, yet it is powerful and impactful. Highs have a fairly large valley in the frequency response, yet detail is through the roof and highs are smooth and liquid. Comfort is very, very good.

What some people consider its flaws, others would consider its best attributes. You'd really have to listen to them yourself to decide whether you like them or not. To me, they rank up there with the flagships I've heard in my signature, and I don't even have a very good amplifier for them (the SRM-Xh I have is the predecessor the the SRM-252, Stax's current lowest-end full-size amp).

Thanks for the help!

post #43 of 133

I've had my HD600 on for the past few hours... They feel great. The HD555 I can wear even longer. Once I get going with them, it's easy to forget they're even on.

 

My MS1 and M50 on the other hand, I can only stand for an hour or so. 

post #44 of 133

I've had my HD600 on for the past few hours... They feel great. The HD555 I can wear even longer. Once I get going with them, it's easy to forget they're even on.

 

Higher-end Sennheisers (HD500+) are pretty ace when it comes to comfort. The HD700 is probably the most comfortable headphone I've ever worn.

post #45 of 133
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Originally Posted by bearFNF View Post

HD800 and Stax SR Lambdas indefinitely as I forget I have them on.
I'll second this. The newer frame Lambda models aren't as comfy as the old though. HD800 still hands doen most comfortable. Since these are designed with being reference monitors in mind for sound engineers they have to be plain comfy.
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