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post #16 of 23
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So you saying that no matter what headphone I will buy, either over-ear or on-ear still there will be heat problem?

 

Yes. It will always be warmer at your ears vs ambient, the real question 1) how hot is ambient and 2) by how much more will it be hotter. If it's just a matter of temps around your ears Grado is likely the best option, but take note when I wear them at 28deg C room temp I'll still sweat in my outer ear. If you're the type that sweats a lot and won't have any compromise, use it at the office, or buy an A/C for your home. If noise isn't an issue, buy speakers instead.

post #17 of 23
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Yes. It will always be warmer at your ears vs ambient, the real question 1) how hot is ambient and 2) by how much more will it be hotter. If it's just a matter of temps around your ears Grado is likely the best option, but take note when I wear them at 28deg C room temp I'll still sweat in my outer ear. If you're the type that sweats a lot and won't have any compromise, use it at the office, or buy an A/C for your home. If noise isn't an issue, buy speakers instead.

I already have speakers,

The problem is that my family hear my music when its on the speakers,

This is why I need a headphones.

post #18 of 23
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I already have speakers,

The problem is that my family hear my music when its on the speakers,

This is why I need a headphones.

 

An A/C would e your best bet then. If ambient is lower then if the head[hone seals off and raises temps at your ears it won't be too high. 

post #19 of 23
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An A/C would e your best bet then. If ambient is lower then if the head[hone seals off and raises temps at your ears it won't be too high. 

Any specific module you recommend?

post #20 of 23
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So you saying that no matter what headphone I will buy, either over-ear or on-ear still there will be heat problem?

IMHO no... on-ear types with foam pads generate considerably less heat than just about any other type.  Grados, portapro, HD414/424...etc

post #21 of 23
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Any specific module you recommend?

 

Don't ask here, take measurements of your windows and check with your local appliance center and get a recommendation. If you have space outside and stray cats and rats aren't much of a problem you can get a split-type inverter. It puts most of the stuff on a unit outside so noise is significantly reduced. I don't know local prices in your area but over here Panasonic and LG already have some of these for less than $500. Back in 2010 when I replaced the window-unit in my bedroom (and moved the old one to replace the busted up one in my home office) I paid $400 for it (Panasonic; prior to that we used local brands using Panasonic Kompressors). It also has a boost mode so for the first fifteen minutes it runs at full tilt (that you can't activate otherwise; this is kind of like nitrous oxide in a dragster, sort of) to speed up cooling the room, then goes into its normal performance parameters. If I had to buy one now I'd cough up the extra $100 for the split inverter unit and a little bit more for the installation fees.

 

Oh and depending on where you are there are other form factors. My brother in CA uses this thing on wheels that looks like an overgrown R2-D2, then it has a tube that you stick on the window sill to suck fresh air from outside. Advantages are it doesn't drip, but from my own skin's evalation his guest room in CA during July can't get colder than how my Panasonic unit cools my bedroom here just north of downtown Manila in May. Over here if I forget to set the timer and pass out I'll absolutely wake up at 4am to empty my bladder and/or to put socks on (assuming I don't have to get dressed for work).

post #22 of 23
The best I've found is Koss clip ons (thanks Kramer!). They're $10 but if you wear them every day as your main headphone, one of the cables will stop working and you'll have to replace them every four months. So maybe PX100-II is a better idea.
post #23 of 23

I recommend the Koss KSC75, with the headband mod. Unless you don't mind the earclips(how it comes). Very comfortable, no heat, very good sound.


Edited by Jim McC - 4/10/14 at 5:15pm
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