right now i am using pioneer se-a1000's in conjunction with a xonar dg. for the most part i like the headphones, but i ran into an issue. my right ear is touching the foam pad on the inside of the headphone. it is irritating enough that i try to avoid putting the right side on at all, and that is no fun. i tried putting craft foam under the ear pads but it wasnt enough. the foam also blocked some sound. after awhile i ended up putting rolled cotton batting under the pads. but its putting a weird strain on my head.
i have been looking into new headphones and found these:
akg k 240
sennheiser hd 280 pro
sennheiser hd 518
beyerdynamic dtx 710
takstar hi 2050
beyerdynamic dtx 910
i found most of those being suggested on these forums.
now for the questions.
should i buy thicker pads for the pioneers, and forget about getting new headphones? if so, what pads would work well?
should i buy new headphones? if so, what would you suggest?
is the dac/amp on the xonar dg good enough for the pioneers or the new headphones?
total budget is $100usd. if im getting new headphones i would like over the ear.