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dubear
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Dec 31, 2013
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how do you guys like the cloth material vs fake leather/leather during long term use?
Dec 31, 2013
squirreldude1200
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Jan 1, 2014
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I had some sony MDR-7506 headphones that came with fake leather pads. I used them so much, the leather wore out and I upgraded to a cloth pad made by beyerdynamic. The stock ones split open and started leaving black, leather flakes all over once they got too worn out. I think the leather pads were comfier, but it was really due to the padding inside.
There's no question that the DT-XX0 series cans are some of the comfiest headphones around. The ear cups are very large, incredibly soft, and the whole thing is pretty light. IMO, the material doesn't matter if they are comfy.
Jan 1, 2014
Stilgar
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Jan 2, 2014
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I had some DT 660's I recently retired that had cloth, and my replacement cans are AKG 550's that are leather. Not to say that leather isn't comfortable, but I've found cloth to be more comfortable. I've found that leather is more likely to make my skin feel sweaty. The 660's were my primary headphones at work, and I used them everyday for about five years. I never had to replace the cloth, nor did they become grimy looking; although the 660's are black cloth and 990's are gray.
Jan 2, 2014
Stilgar
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Jan 2, 2014
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I had some DT 660's I recently retired that had cloth, and my replacement cans are AKG 550's that are leather. Not to say that leather isn't comfortable, but I've found cloth to be more comfortable. I've found that leather is more likely to make my skin feel sweaty. The 660's were my primary headphones at work, and I used them everyday for about five years. I never had to replace the cloth, nor did they become grimy looking; although the 660's are black cloth and 990's are gray.
Jan 2, 2014
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