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Overear that doesn't fit my ears...

post #1 of 10
Thread Starter 

What does this do for the sound?

I have the HM5 and my ears fits comfortably.

recently bought the UE6000 and this doesnt fit my ears. The lower pads rest on my lower earlobes. What does this do to t the soundsignature? i meean this headphone is meant to be over your ears? I guess there will be soundleage at the minimum.

 

Is this something I should kee or look for something with better fit.

post #2 of 10
Thread Starter 

bump anyone?

post #3 of 10

Well firstly the over ear headphones are supposed to go around your ears, so if the UE6000s are pressing on your lower earlobes, causing discomfort and you intend to use them for long periods of time in one sitting, I would recommend selling them and getting a pair of headphones that has larger/taller cups. Like the Sennheiser HD 600 for example. Sound quality wise, as long as the gaps between your ears and the earpads are not particularly wide there should not be much degradation.

post #4 of 10

are you looking for something portable? you can always go for bigger headphones like the AKG K550 or Sennheiser HD600/650

post #5 of 10
Thread Starter 

K550 doesnt fit my sound preferance.

Not sure about the 600. need it to be close.

post #6 of 10

most comfortable closed portable over-ears are definitely the Sony MDR-1R. the earcups are deep, drivers are slanted to give your ears clearance, and the earcups have a big diameter. http://www.head-fi.org/t/653032/size-matters-earpad-hole-measurements-for-over-ear-headphones#post_9208205

 

The MDR-1Rs is what I would recommend for anyone who is having comfort issues w/ other headphones. what kind of sound signature are you looking for?

post #7 of 10
Thread Starter 

Hi money,

 

I have the MDR1R. Somehow I get VERY sweaty ears from it. i gave it back to my bro.

My most comfortable headphone is the JAYcars/FA003/HM5 cans.

post #8 of 10
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Originally Posted by tan1415 View Post
 

Hi money,

 

I have the MDR1R. Somehow I get VERY sweaty ears from it. i gave it back to my bro.

My most comfortable headphone is the JAYcars/FA003/HM5 cans.

since the MDR-1R has pretty big earcups, your sweatiness issue is being caused by the pleather earpad material that is not very breathable. I would suggest trying to find headphones w/ velour pads as that greatly decreases the feeling of sweatiness.

 

mmm... after that, I can only suggest you get the earcup dimensions of those headphones & use that are a screening tool when shopping for headphones. good luck :)

post #9 of 10
Thread Starter 

Soundsignature:balanced/Neutral but with very powerfull but clean fast bass. Absolutely no bleeding to mids or bass bloat. Mids not recessed, must work with both male and female vocals. Highs must not have any sibilance.

 

Seems pretty standard. Portability is a must. The HM5 is too big.

post #10 of 10
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Originally Posted by tan1415 View Post
 

Soundsignature:balanced/Neutral but with very powerfull but clean fast bass. Absolutely no bleeding to mids or bass bloat. Mids not recessed, must work with both male and female vocals. Highs must not have any sibilance.

 

Seems pretty standard. Portability is a must. The HM5 is too big.

Only other headphones I've tried that fit that criteria are the Sennheiser Momentums, but they have small earcups, so you might not like em comfort-wise.

 

Perhaps KEF M500, NAD VISO HP50, Philips CitiScape Uptown, or Shure SRH840/Sony MDR-ZX700 from Jude's gift guide might be some options to consider.

http://www.head-fi.org/a/2013-head-fi-winter-gift-guide-over-ear-headphones

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