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Most COMFORTABLE full size COMMUTER headphones?

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Hi,

I'd love to hear some recommendation on full size headphones I can use on my daily 2 hour commute to work (on a train). I went thru a lot of headphones and cannot find any that I'm able to wear longer than 40 minutes :(  My ears are just too sensitive... Tried various ear buds like Sure SE215 which are great for sports but my limit is about 30 minutes wearing these, after that it feels like I have bruises in my ears..

Lately I've been dragging with me Sony MDR-V6 which I love (after I modified cable). They are bulky but sound great and fit in my backpack, however my ears also get tired in these.

At home I use AKG K-240 which are super comfy, but I can't really commute in these because they don't fold and leak sound, and let outside sounds in readily.

Currently I'm leaning towards Bose's AE2W (tried pair of my coworker's A2E today and was amazed at how super light they feel) so looking for recommendation on something similar :)

I'm not too picky about sound quality, main concern is comfort! And would be great if they are around $200, but I'm willing to shell out more if needed :)

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Once again I’ll mention that headphone comfort is a very individual thing.  We can point you to headphones that are generally considered to be comfortable and mention others that have garnered complaints for being uncomfortable.  However, the only way to know for sure is to wear them yourself for a time equivalent to your longest listening session.

 

While your mileage may vary--perhaps widely--I find the full size Sony MDR cans to be comfortable.  I especially like the MDR 7520 (for more than just comfort), but it's well above your budget.

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