Imho, comfort is just as important. No point in having a great sounding phone if one cant wear them for more than 30mins from discomfort, a lot of times you end up "trying" to enjoy the headphone with the pain and discomfort taking your mind/focus off what the headphones have to offer.
With that said, I was shocked that Audeze decided not to change their design on the new LCD-XC as well as X
Well, comfort is highly subjective... more so than SQ.
Many people say the HE-500 is extremely uncomfortable, but I still tend to have them "disappear" on my head
Edited by Nimzerz - 10/14/13 at 1:55am