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The quest for comfy headphones...

post #1 of 8
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Hey there.

 

I would consider myself having pretty average-sized, non-jug ears. On my quest for portable, over-ear headphones I have so far tried the Sennheiser Momentum, Sony MDR-1R and AKG K545. All of those delivered great sound, however my ears were touching the drivers, which made me extremely conscious of wearing headphones - it just felt uncomfortable. 

The only headphones I had a chance to try on which felt just perfect were the Bose Quiet Comfort 15. Unfortunately, the sound these cans deliver is mediocre at best.

So my question would be whether there is any portable, high quality sealed headphone in the 150 - 500$ range with similar (or generally generous in terms of depth) can-design as the Bose QC15.

 

Thank you very much.

post #2 of 8
You can buy new pads for any headphones you buy you do realize right? They have bigger pads you can order so your ears aren't touched by the driver casing. (btw, I had the same problem with my akg's, but my ears got squished down and used to it. Now they are the most comfortable headphones I have.)
post #3 of 8

i had this problem with sony mdr-7520 and all replacement pads did not fit quite right on the ear cups.  the best was still touching my ear and sat loosely on the ear cup.  the best i could do was to cut a ring of neoprene to fit between the ear cup and the cushion which works pretty well but there should be better solutions then this and i agree in general headphone makers seem to have very small ears, maybe all japanese?

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Originally Posted by DisCHORDDubstep View Post

You can buy new pads for any headphones you buy you do realize right? They have bigger pads you can order so your ears aren't touched by the driver casing. (btw, I had the same problem with my akg's, but my ears got squished down and used to it. Now they are the most comfortable headphones I have.)


Would you mind giving me some directions where to get replacement pads for the headphones I mentioned?


Edited by dust - 5/19/14 at 11:56am
post #5 of 8

Beyerdynamics have by far the most comfortable pads I've tried. Take a look at their line.

post #6 of 8

head-fi definitely needs a shop that you type in the headphone model and bamm it provides sales of the various pads that exact fit the headphones with a range of quality and padding thickness and materials of choice.  This would be an awesome head-fi business to run is to make after-market pads and head straps across all the latest models and using plush materials ultra-soft leathers and things like memory foam etc. simple select your headphone model then drop down on each of your options... materials, colors, etc.

 

wish their were some ambitious entrepreneurs amongst us. bet they could grow a pretty strong business on this model :bigsmile_face: 

post #7 of 8
You could always buy monster truck tires... cdn.gizmologia.com.files.2011.01.1237477700379.jpg
post #8 of 8

those look remarkably similar to HM9 pads...

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