I have a larger than average head, larger than average ears otherwise i don't understand how others find these comfortable(only Tyll from Innerfidelity finds them a bit small) and i wear thin framed glasses.
The M290 have large oval cups that completely sorrounds my ears, the clap force si near to no existent, the cans sit on the head on middle elastic band and i can wear them for 12 hours and still forget that i have them on my head. Just love them comfort wise.
I use headphones 80% of time i use my PC 4-5 hours each day(even 10h in some weekends for music, gaming, movies at the desk or in bed(sometimes i fall asleep with them still on my head and they didn't broke). I use headphones because i have a 3 year old daughter and wife that sits/sleeps in the same room and i don't want to wake them up.
Problem with the HDJ-2000 is that i can't use them for longer than 20 minutes before my ears/head hurt, after 40 minutes i just put them aside and take my comfy M290 instead. I really don't want to throw them away as it took quite an investment for my salary in Romania and the SH market sucks for this class of headphones around here.
The lower ear lobes doesn't fit in(i have to squeeze them with my fingers inside the pads), they squeeze my head till i fell like an orange taken to a blender party, the head band is too tight on the top of the head and temples, and of course there is the weight of the cable(i use a cable extender so the curled original cable sit in my lap to not bend my neck around but it really affects sound/produces white noise).
I tried to fit different things(paper towel, fine fiber cotton towel straps, pharmacy cotton...) in the pads to make them larger(as seen on other mods on this forum) but the only result are thicker pads that are not elastic enough and my ears still don't fit inside them.
My questions are:
- How can i reduce the clamp force? I tried bending it to loosen the elastic head band but i'm afraid i will break it if i use too much force... The M290's have almost 0 noticeable/painful clamp force.
- How can i make the cups larger in circumference and thicker? Are there compatible pads for these cans with large oval pads similar to the M290?
Sorry for my english, this is my first post here also. Hope to get some help.