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Properly wearing M50's

post #1 of 5
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Hey guys

Now, this might seem like a rather strange question to ask, but I'd like to know how to properly wear the M50's.

My new M50's had come in 3 days ago and I've been using them heavily since, they're amazing, however, I've had huge issues with how much soreness and pain they give to my ears, in particular, the counter-helix. I've given a good look at the ear cups they have and realised that there's a protruding lump hidden behind the mesh, and behind it, where the helix is, it's awfully spacious.

I've realised that the protrusion has been grinding on the counter helix this whole time and that's likely what's been causing the pain, and the more probable way to wear these headphones is to have that lump over the ear hole rather than the counter-helix, folding the helix and pushing it inwards, making them push against the mesh and into the roomy part of the cup.

Now that I've figured that out, I'm wondering if that's how I was meant to wear these headphones in the first place, or if it's just my ears that are oddly shaped/unsuited to the M50 cups, possibly just being that my counter helix sticks out further than the average person.

The reason why I've never had this issue before was that beforehand, I was using the Gamecom 777's for gaming and all other audio purposes, and the cups of that headset had a deep pit in the middle of the cups behind the mesh, which I guess my counter-helix was poking into for ample space. The 777's were my first proper headphone/headset piece, and I had grown into getting used to having the cups sit what's probably a little further back than what the average person would have.

Also, would wearing those M50's with my helix folded in sorta screw with my ears? I wouldn't really want to end up monkey ears because of my headphones. I'm not a very experienced headphone user as you could probably tell, so I'd be clueless on crap like this

 

Cheers

post #2 of 5

I found the M50s very uncomfortable with stock pads, but they were alright with Beyer velour pads. 

post #3 of 5

Velour is a good choice you should consider.

Check this thread to see what you can do

http://www.head-fi.org/t/414574/velour-felt-pads-for-ath-m50/255

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Originally Posted by squallkiercosa View Post
 

Velour is a good choice you should consider.

Check this thread to see what you can do

http://www.head-fi.org/t/414574/velour-felt-pads-for-ath-m50/255

 

 

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Originally Posted by lin0003 View Post
 

I found the M50s very uncomfortable with stock pads, but they were alright with Beyer velour pads. 

 

Well I don't really have any issues with the pads themselves, the pads are fine to me really. It's more about the cup itself (especially the depth) and properly wearing the headphones.


Edited by pyrokov - 11/15/13 at 3:33am
post #5 of 5

There's nothing you can do about earpads depth and fit issues but to get new ones. There is no right or wrong way to wear headphones, the only thing I can suggest you is to use them and try  to get used to. I have a Sennheiser Momentum and let me tell you: those are really uncomfortable in the long run, but because I knew from the start didn't want to return them and I made my decision. It's a bit better.

 

That's not the one thread dedicated to m50  pads. Have a look anyway

http://www.head-fi.org/t/495968/m50-with-440-840-pads

http://www.head-fi.org/t/642212/best-pads-for-ath-m50

http://www.head-fi.org/t/611588/gel-pad-mod-for-ath-m50


Edited by squallkiercosa - 11/15/13 at 5:00am
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