I recently moved offices into an area with a somewhat open floor plan. I'm a network admin at a call center, and my new location has a lot of foot traffic by the door, and the walls end a few feet before the ceiling. I'm sitting right next to the sales department and a short walk from the call floor, so needless to say there is a lot of noise distraction, and I moved from a place that was practically dead silent.
I purchased the V-Moda Crossfade LPs thinking they would be comfortable enough. After wearing them for less than an hour my ears started to hurt on the top all the way to the back of the cartilage. After discussing it with some friends, they not so gently reminded me I have big ears. They are above average size AND poke out further then most.
So I'm looking for in headphones most of all is a large over the ear cup that are noise canceling/isolating. I've tried in ear buds, and those irritate my ears even more. Sound quality is also important to me, but I am a newbie audiophile and would put sound quality below comfort and noise cancelation in importance.
Anyone out there in a similar situation that has found a good solution? One thing I am considering is just buying the XL memory phone cushions V-Moda sells for the Crossfades. Is that a good idea, or do they not add any extra room inside the cup?
Also note I will be wearing these 5 days a week for at least half of a 8-12 hour workday. Im willing to spend much more then the $130 I spent on the LPs if it will be a certain solution to my problem.
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