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Comfortable Portable Headphones for large heads

post #1 of 7
Thread Starter 

Hi,

 

I use AKG K550 in the office and my IEMs are Phonak Audeo 111 but I'd like portable headphones to use when travelling as a change from my IEMs.

I have quite a large head and I'm struggling to find a pair that will sound great, be comfortable and provide low leakage and decent isolation, I like quite a neutral sound, I don't like heavily empasised bass.

 

I bought Sennheiser HD25-II and loved the sound but after a short period they began to hurt, I persevered for quite some months but eventually gave up and gave them to my girlfriend.

 

I've did lots of research and there are a few great sounding headphones out there but most seem to be either too tight or too bulky.

 

V-Moda M-80 sound great but can seemingly be too tight.

B&W P3 seem comfortable but supposedly have an over emphasised upper bass and poor isolation.

Beyer Dynamic DT1350 - Very uncomfortable it seems.

Beyer Dynamic T50 P sound promising but I'm unsure of their fit.

 

What else is there?

I live in Europe and will struggle to try on many pairs of headphones unfortunately.

 

Thanks in advance,

post #2 of 7

T50Ps are the most comfortable portables I have tried.

 

You should check the new T51P

post #3 of 7

I find JVC HA-S680 to be very comfortable (I have a large head and ears):

http://www.head-fi.org/t/690493/the-jvc-ha-s680-s400s-and-s500s-big-brother-is-here

 

The headband is comfortable and extends nicely, and look at these huge pads:

 

 

They are still "on ear", but they press on much softer tissue due to the size.

post #4 of 7
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Originally Posted by KT66 View Post
 

T50Ps are the most comfortable portables I have tried.

 

You should check the new T51P

They look fantastic, thanks for the tip!

post #5 of 7

You should check out the Creative Aurvana Live 2 or the Sony MDR-1R. Both are extremely comfortable.

post #6 of 7
Thread Starter 

I ordered the Beyerdynamic T51 P, they'll be here next week, thanks a lot.

post #7 of 7

MDR 1R and KEF M500 are both extremely comfortable

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