Has anyone done a headband comfort mod for the M50x's/M50's? I recently bought a pair of the M50x's and I'm satisfied/ impressed with the sound quality but find the headband becomes uncomfortable with regular use.
With other headphones, on-ear designs for example, I often wear the headband angled towards the back of my head on the domed part of the skull where the weight seems to distribute more comfortably. On the M50x's, as the cups are oval shaped and fit over the ear (this aspect is very comfortable by the way), the positioning of the headband is very restricted with little scope for relieving discomfort. Coupled with this the cans are relatively heavy and overall the padding inside the headband isn't substantial enough.
If you look up "Comfort mod: HD650 headband padding on the Pro 900" here in the forums you will see one example for modifying a headband.
Due to the way the headband is constructed on the M50x's the inner pad integrates with the top side and is stitched together into one piece of padding. So I don't think the inner pad can be prised out and replaced, unlike in the example above. It seems the only option is to leave the original pad intact and attach additional padding on top of it, like one of the Sennheiser pads, for HD650 part #088597 or HD600 #549375. I phoned up to get measurements for the HD650 pad: it is 185mm x 25mm. The HD600 pad comes in a sealed pack so I couldn't get the measurements verified but broadly similar to the HD650 pad apparently. I measure the inner pad on the M50x's at about 170mm x 30mm.
I reckon I might try the comfort mod with the HD650 padding, I'll just have to stick the velcro directly onto the stock pad... hope it looks ok. What do you think? Any other options I should consider?