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Most comfortable Headset/Headphone ?!

post #1 of 28
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Budget of $150.(Might be able to make an exception for $200)

 

What is the best headphone or headset out there, that is the most comfortable for gaming.  I don't care about bass and "fun" rating.  I have read MadLustEnvy's rankings and researched them as well.  Is comfort the most subjective?

 

I want to be able to wear the headphones for 2hours straight and not notice they are on.  Light clamping, if any at all.  Soft pads, no ear sweat.

 

I'm close to buying the Siberia V2, Skullcandy SLYR, or Razr Kraken PRO.  I'm also a fan of the Fedelio X1's but they are above the budget right now.

post #2 of 28

ATH-ES7 and ES10 and the most comfortable I know

post #3 of 28
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Originally Posted by KT66 View Post
 

ATH-ES7 and ES10 and the most comfortable I know

ATH ES7 are feasible.  Not sure I trust this website, but: http://www.budgetproductsz.com/audiotechnica-audiotechnica-athes7bk-headphone-p-21950.html has it for $90, otherwise they are $150 + Amazon has them for $260

 

ES10 are $300 or $400 up to $2,005.55 for a used pair on amazon.  heh

post #4 of 28

Sony MDR-MA900. Mad Lust Envy wasn't kidding about that comfort.

 

The discontinuation means you'll have to keep your eyes peeled to find one under $200, though, let alone $150 like when it was still in production.

 

Still thinking about parting with mine, but only because this month's gonna be tight.

post #5 of 28
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Originally Posted by NamelessPFG View Post
 

Sony MDR-MA900. Mad Lust Envy wasn't kidding about that comfort.

 

The discontinuation means you'll have to keep your eyes peeled to find one under $200, though, let alone $150 like when it was still in production.

 

Still thinking about parting with mine, but only because this month's gonna be tight.

The new Sony MDR10R are not comparable?

post #6 of 28
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The new Sony MDR10R are not comparable?
I haven't even heard of the 10R until now, much less tried one.

It appears to be a drastically different design from the F1 and MA900, too, so it's not going to feel the same in all likeliness.
post #7 of 28
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The MDRMA900's look nice.  What kind of shape are yours in and are you thinking of selling them?

post #8 of 28

I had the PLYR1 and they were decently clampy and hot.  I'd stay away from the SLYR1 if comfort is your main thing.

 

Of course, if two hours is your limit, most any headphone will be comfy for that timeframe.  Even something like the Q701 with the infamous bumps doesn't start getting uncomfortable until after two hours.  Just avoid any that are actively described as uncomfortable.

post #9 of 28
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Originally Posted by Stillhart View Post
 

I had the PLYR1 and they were decently clampy and hot.  I'd stay away from the SLYR1 if comfort is your main thing.

 

Of course, if two hours is your limit, most any headphone will be comfy for that timeframe.  Even something like the Q701 with the infamous bumps doesn't start getting uncomfortable until after two hours.  Just avoid any that are actively described as uncomfortable.

My problem is I think I'm extremely anal about comfort.  So while maybe 2hours is my limit, I tried a few highly rated comfort ones that I believed had too tight of a clamp, and could only last 10min before having to take them off for a breather.  I'm really liking the reviews for the MDRMA900, and if it was $150 new I'd probably pull the trigger. =/

post #10 of 28
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 I'm really liking the reviews for the MDRMA900, and if it was $150 new I'd probably pull the trigger. =/
As would most people. :/
post #11 of 28

OMG why haven't the DT990's been brought up? They're super comfy and great for gaming as well. Pair them up with an AntLion ModMic and call it a day. 

post #12 of 28

HD558 and HD600 (out of OP's price range) are pretty comfy. 

post #13 of 28
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OMG why haven't the DT990's been brought up? They're super comfy and great for gaming as well. Pair them up with an AntLion ModMic and call it a day. 

I've been watching the 880s on amazon.  990's better?  Any OHM version?  The 250 OHM Pro's are $150 on amazon right now.

 

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Originally Posted by Amorgan View Post
 

HD558 and HD600 (out of OP's price range) are pretty comfy. 

558's are like $120.  But all I hear is Sennhesier has a lot of clamp.  The 3 that I recently tried did.  And MadLust's reviews of the 598's state they area little clampy as well.


Edited by chris777 - 5/28/14 at 8:10am
post #14 of 28

The 990s are much better for gaming. 250 ohm will be fine with the MixAmp. 

post #15 of 28
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Originally Posted by chris777 View Post

The MDRMA900's look nice.  What kind of shape are yours in and are you thinking of selling them?

 

Sorry about the delayed response; haven't been on Head-Fi in a while.

 

They're near-mint, complete in box, and due to current circumstances, I actually am thinking of selling them! (Normally, I wouldn't.)

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