I like a snug fit to my head. Not entirely sure it's necessary but I was expecting excellence with Focal and it wasn't what I encountered. Mods are deleting some stuff so let me point this out again. LCD-3 vocals I heard to be crap particularly relative to the impressive vocals I heard from the Clear. Due to finding the Clear overall piercing I preferred the sound of the HE-400i through the Questyle dac/amp. It's not a great headphone, but I could at least listen with a significant level of enjoyment. Did not compare the LCD-3 to the HE-400i directly so not sure how relatively crap the LCD-3 vocals sounded to me (I do think even overall I found them poor though, unacceptable). I immediately put that headphone down and moved on.