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Do all headphones cause ears to get hot?

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I've used the sony mdr-v6 and bose ae2 headphones and both make my ears uncomfortably hot after 7-10 minutes, to the point where I have to take them off. I'm considering trying the logitech ue 6000's, but have a feeling it won't be much better. Do all headphones have this problem? I feel like my ears are super sensitive to heat.

post #2 of 10

I use IEMs in summer, that is really the only way round the heat issue

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Thread Starter 

Thing is, its not even summer.. its around 60 degrees in my house.


Edited by Punny048 - 11/27/13 at 8:16pm
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The open back Audio Technica were the coolest over ear type I have owned

You could try Grado I have heard they are quite cool

It does seem strange you are getting hot in a low ambient temp

Could it be something you could adapt to or do you feel it is unbearably hot

post #5 of 10

Sony mdr-f1, if you  can find one. The most confortable, light and open construction. The Sony MA-900 follows this tradition, but a bit more closed. . 

post #6 of 10
Those are both full size over-ear headphones. If I were you I would use IEM's or on-ear headphones to solve the issue.
post #7 of 10

Or AKG K1000 if your rich

post #8 of 10

The big open AKGs, such as K70x, are the least hot over ears that are also easy to find. They're cooler than any of the on ears I've tried. But in ear would definitely solve the problem. 


Edited by Claritas - 11/29/13 at 11:32am
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Originally Posted by Punny048 View Post
 

I've used the sony mdr-v6 and bose ae2 headphones and both make my ears uncomfortably hot after 7-10 minutes, to the point where I have to take them off. I'm considering trying the logitech ue 6000's, but have a feeling it won't be much better. Do all headphones have this problem? I feel like my ears are super sensitive to heat.

Okay, so I would really like to help you, so I have taken it upon my self to do some research into helping finding headphones that will work for you. I looked up the Logitech UE 6000's and it looks like they are $89, so i'm figuring you can work with a budget around that much. As my self and others have said, IEM's are probably your best bet, but if you want over-the-head headphones this is what I would recommend. Try to find on-ear headphones that do NOT have the leather. I don't have hot ears like you but I notice that the leather does cause precipitation at times when i'm out in the sun or something. An example would be these http://en-us.sennheiser.com/on-ear-headphones-travel-stereo-hd-239, the foam material would allow your ears to breathe more, and that should help. These might work too but i'm not sure about the quality http://en-us.sennheiser.com/music-headphones-stereo-px-95. (I'm sure there are more out there but I don't know your sound preference).

If you are willing to go with IEM's here are some forum's for you to look at. There are a lot of IEM's for sub $100, but I don't know your sound preferences so here you go:

http://www.head-fi.org/a/headphone-buying-guide

http://www.head-fi.org/t/645470/the-headphone-buying-guide-needs-some-help
http://www.head-fi.org/t/667900/best-iem-under-100
http://www.head-fi.org/t/684701/100-iems-for-everything
 

Hope this all helps! Best regards,
ZokharaFi


Edited by ZokharaFi - 11/29/13 at 2:18pm
post #10 of 10

You can put velour earpads on the Sony V6. The ones for the Beyerdynamic 250 fit. It will make the V6 less hot, but also decrease isolation.

 

http://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/313962-REG/Beyerdynamic_942704_Padded_Earcushions_for_DT250_DT280.html

 

http://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/886945-REG/Auray_epd_mdr7506_Deluxe_Velour_Earpads_Pair.html


Edited by JK1 - 12/5/13 at 11:33am
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