Most Comfortable Headphones

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Most Comfortable Headphones

Post by bobland » Fri Dec 21, 2012 11:10 pm

I've got a pair of ATH M50s. They sound great but after a while they make my lobes hurt. I searched this forum and didn't find all that much on ear comfort. If anything, a lot of raves for the M50s. So, any recommendations for a pair that will hold me thru an 8 hour editing session?

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Re: Most Comfortable Headphones

Post by simmerdown » Fri Dec 21, 2012 11:23 pm

for me it's the Sony XB series, i've got the 500, i use em when i dont have a pillow

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Re: Most Comfortable Headphones

Post by Tarekith » Sat Dec 22, 2012 12:08 am

HD-25II's. With the velour earcups and the split headband, I can wear them for hours and not even tell.

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Re: Most Comfortable Headphones

Post by H20nly » Sat Dec 22, 2012 12:31 am

Beyer Dynamic DT 770 are my comfy headphones.

i have ATH M50 too. i like the sound just a little better on them, but the comfort of the Beyer Ds is undeniable.

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Re: Most Comfortable Headphones

Post by beatmunga » Sat Dec 22, 2012 12:37 am

I was recommended a pair of obscure headphones by a pro artistewho had nothing but praise for these beauties.

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Re: Most Comfortable Headphones

Post by synnack » Sat Dec 22, 2012 1:59 am

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I can wear these things for hours and not even feel like I have headphones on.
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Re: Most Comfortable Headphones

Post by hps909 » Sat Dec 22, 2012 3:25 am

akg 702 ftw.. hd25's are the most uncomfortable cans on the planet when worn for longer than an hour anything supraaural is gonna hurt after a while
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Re: Most Comfortable Headphones

Post by XSIMan » Sat Dec 22, 2012 1:49 pm

I have AKG 702 and they dig into your head. The sound is incredibly detailed though.

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Re: Most Comfortable Headphones

Post by 8O » Sat Dec 22, 2012 2:57 pm

H20nly wrote:Beyer Dynamic DT 770 are my comfy headphones.

i have ATH M50 too. i like the sound just a little better on them, but the comfort of the Beyer Ds is undeniable.
+1 for the Beyer Dynamic DT 770. Have also HD25 and HD600, and the DT 770 are easily the most comfortable (though prefer the sound of the HD600s...)
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Re: Most Comfortable Headphones

Post by arachnaut » Sat Dec 22, 2012 4:03 pm

Do you wear glasses when listening?

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Re: Most Comfortable Headphones

Post by Goddard » Sat Dec 22, 2012 4:39 pm

beatmunga wrote:I was recommended a pair of obscure headphones by a pro artiste called who had nothing but praise for these beauties.

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Beyerdynamic DT100s.

DT100 looks cool, but sounds crap. DT150 has the same look, but sounds as good as DT770 if not better...
My DT770 collects dust since DT150 moved in.
HD25-II kills my ears within an hour. Really uncomfortable phones...
AKG240 - flat sound, boring, light and comfortable...
HD380 - very underrated... Sounds nice and very comfortable... Cheap as happy meal.
DT250 - good phones, but not as good as DT150 or DT770... A bit uncomfortable after a couple of hours...
Those I owe... Tried HD650 - don't get the hype of open cans, though thinking of getting DT880... According to SOS - the best phones for mixing... Just curious...
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Re: Most Comfortable Headphones

Post by koranek » Sat Dec 22, 2012 7:06 pm

AKG 702 - no head digging on my head. Feel good, love the sound.
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Re: Most Comfortable Headphones

Post by vitalispopoff » Sun Dec 23, 2012 10:03 am

Goddard wrote:
DT100 looks cool, but sounds crap. DT150 has the same look, but sounds as good as DT770 if not better...
My DT770 collects dust since DT150 moved in.
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That's almost true. AFAIK the DT100 are rather for speech/vocal correction, and in that they're said to be great. But for music production they're just not enough having no lowest freqs at all. DT150 are perfect in this field, however both models (and as I guess all Beyedynamics) need to be used carefully with no too much loudness, as they are very delicate for volume - and having $150 headphones that shortly after buying start to bass-fart is no the best idea.
Still - couldn't any better than DT150: hipster design, great sound, wide spectrum, high fidelity, great comfort in use, construction simplicity, and decent price comparing to quality.
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Re: Most Comfortable Headphones

Post by KrisM » Sun Dec 23, 2012 8:36 pm

Maybe I have small ears, but I don't have this problem with ATH-M50s o.O

I was going to say newer ones have softer cups, but... I don't think that's the problem here. I wear glasses, too.

Blessed, I guess :mrgreen: Wish I could be of more help.
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Re: Most Comfortable Headphones

Post by bobland » Mon Dec 24, 2012 1:11 am

I don't wear glasses, nor do I have overly large ears. Mostly, my use is for composition and editing. For mixing, I'll use my JBLs. I appreciate all the opinions as I don't have anywhere to try out phones.

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