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Looking for a pair of comfortable headphones that stays cool after long wear.

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Hello everyone.  I am looking for a pair of comfortable headphones and was hoping for some well educated suggestions.  After doing well over half day research, I am giving up to ask this question on the forum at the risk of someone telling to "DO A SEARCH!".  There are simply too many gears out there and the naming conventions are confusing to say the least.  My criterias are quite simple, I'd like to find a pair of headphone with good noise isolation properties for the occasional long-haul flights that is comfortable to wear.  My biggest issue with comfort in the past seems to be heat or overheating.  I almost jump at the Audio-Technica ATH-M50 pair until I learn about the heating issues.  It would be nice if the manufactures can use material that breaths rather than leather or pleather which does not.  Secondly on the comfort front, a low or smooth profile would be nice as well for the time when I like to lean to the side during flights, or using while in bed.  Sound quality should be good and I assume with a budget of +/- $300, that should not be an issue. To be honest, I am not the best judge of sounds anyway although sharp highs will probably be an issue for me.

 

The models I've looked at so far...

 

Audio-Technica ATH-M50 - too hot after prolong wearing?

 

Bose® QuietComfort® 15 and Sennheiser PXC 450 - decided I don't need active noise cancelling.

 

Bowers & Wilkins P7 - price just a bit on the high side but may be the right fit.
 
Harman Kardon NC and BT - looks like they have the low profile I'd like but have not hear about comfort level as far as with overheating.
 
A big thank you for your help in advance!
 
Tommy
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???

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Get the M50 and change pads to dt-250 velour pads. A lot cooler afterwards
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Thank you for that advice.  I tried out the B&O H6 yesterday and must say they are super comfortable and with the low profile I am looking for.  The sound on the other hand was a bit weak due to the 30ohm although still have the clarity that I liked.  still waiting to get the opportunity to try out more before I commit.

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