So yesterday I received my Beyerdynamic DT 880 Premium 250 ohm edition headphones and they sound great. Some describe them as being too bright and having too much treble, but I don't feel this is the case; it sounds a lot like my old Sennheiser PC 360 headset but with more clarity and detail (cymbals can be a bit too prominent on some tracks, though, but nothing ear fatiguing), so that's good.
I have one major issue, though... They're not very comfortable to wear for more than 30 minutes or so. They don't clamp your head very hard, if at all, but this just means that most of the weight presses down from above and results in the metal headband pressing down hard on the top of your head. This causes, at least for me, minor pain which is obviously not very comfortable. In addition to this, my ears touch the foam inside the ear cups which, while not a large issue, is still a minor annoyance if anything. Neither of these issues were present at all with my Sennheisers which seem to strike a nice balance between clamp and the headband pressing down on you, plus, there's plenty of room for your ears. I can wear those for hours and not feel anything.
So where to now? Is there anything I can do to rectify this problem or is it a lost cause? I found a thread on reddit from several months back where someone described more or less the same problem, but as far as I'm reading, there isn't much to do.
I should still be able to return the headphones and this is what I'm strongly considering doing. Afterwards, I would most likely get a pair of Sennheiser HD 600 or 650 instead, but I would like to hear other opinions first. It's just a shame I feel this way because I'm really enjoying the sound of these.