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Most Comfortable High-End Headphones (for users with glasses)?

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I have glasses and I've worn grados for years and well, my ears hurt after awhile since they press my ear lobes against my glasses. I was looking at the HiFiMan HE-500s they looked comfortable from what I saw. The Grado GS-1000 looks more comfortable than, say, the rs1i, but the GS-1000 is out of my price range. So, assuming $700 is my tentative limit, what headphones have you used that were comfortable for those of us who wear glasses?

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stax are very comfortable though it looks somewhat awkward to fit on your head.

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Comfort is heavily dependent on the person and type of glasses, but I have never had an issue with my glasses with the Beyerdynamic DT 880 Premium, Sennheiser HD650, and HiFiMan HE-500.  For reference, I wear glasses almost 100% of the time I'm listening to those headphones. 

 

That said, if there is any way you can try them out before you buy, that would be the best option. 

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For me, my glasses aren't so much a problem as the weight of the HE-500 is.

 

As for most comfortable headphone I've ever owned, Shure SRH-1840, hands down.

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Thanks all for the replies. Stax are out my price range for sure. I'm glad people are saying the HE-500s are comfortable, they looked like it by eye. The DT-990 Premiums also looked very comfortable so I'm glad those popped up too. Can anyone confirm issues with wearing glasses and Grados? Am I an outlier when it comes to pain from wearing these for too long? @GaryWA did the weight hurt your ears, or moreso the weight was uncomfortable on your head/neck?


Edited by walczyk - 2/9/14 at 11:54pm
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Thanks all for the replies. Stax are out my price range for sure. I'm glad people are saying the HE-500s are comfortable, they looked like it by eye. The DT-990 Premiums also looked very comfortable so I'm glad those popped up too. Can anyone confirm issues with wearing glasses and Grados? Am I an outlier when it comes to pain from wearing these for too long? @GaryWA did the weight hurt your ears, or moreso the weight was uncomfortable on your head/neck?

Let's just say my neck was sore for a couple weeks after I got them :)

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Originally Posted by walczyk View Post
 

Thanks all for the replies. Stax are out my price range for sure. I'm glad people are saying the HE-500s are comfortable, they looked like it by eye. The DT-990 Premiums also looked very comfortable so I'm glad those popped up too. Can anyone confirm issues with wearing glasses and Grados? Am I an outlier when it comes to pain from wearing these for too long? @GaryWA did the weight hurt your ears, or moreso the weight was uncomfortable on your head/neck?

The least comfortable headphones I've tried are the Abyss headphones. ( the clamp and the fit is a joke with that headphone)

I haven't had major issues with me and my Grado SR325Is (I wear glasses) although all Grados tend to have bad comfort for everyone compared to something like a HD800.

The only headgear I had problems with because of wearing glasses were B&O earphones.

 

btw for the Stax, headphones themselves aren't out of your price range.

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For me (I wear glasses too), the most comfortable headphones I've ever tried/owned is the Stax SR-009 and the Sennheiser HD800. I had great problems from wearing Grados, they clamp painfully on the frames of my glasses.
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