I felt the same. I tried the Backbeat Pros, but ended up returning them. I loved the feature set and the sound quality was pretty good (I prefer more neutral sound, mids were slightly lacking for me, but I didn't take time to burn them in cause the sq was good enough); however, the pads were in that sour spot right between on-ear and around-ear. For my ears, it was the worst of both worlds – they pressed against my ears and my ears got warm. I would still absolutely recommend the headset to people will small or less sensitive ears, but they just didn't work for me.