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Massive head: Most comfortable pair under $350

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My heads huge. I don't have much to go by other than $50 Sennheisers from 20 years ago and my Siberia v2. I had to stretch my Siberias until they cracked and even still, I get headaches from wearing these. I believe its due to my ears not fitting completely inside.
Anyways, I was first interested in the ATH m50x, and then branched out. The HD598s and HD600s are on my radar.
I need them to be stretchable to fit my huge dome and ears. Comfort is king. Sound quality and build second :D
For reference, I can only can handle 1 notch on ballcaps.
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Maxwatts
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Apr 13, 2021
I have a huge head and huge ears. I have the HiFiMan HE-5XX & Deva for this reason. They fit on my head and ears.
ridhuankim
639
Sep 3, 2018
Sennheisers are not for huge heads. Beyerdynamics will fit you much better. Fostex headphones also cam fit you well.
Hifiman He350 was mentioned here but it will kill you with its killer pressure and headache.
IEMs are not on your list? Westone or Shure are very good sounding.
z4chy
1
Mar 26, 2018
I’ve had the Massdrop x HiFiMAN HE-350 since they first dropped about 2 years ago. Very good quality with massive audio drivers that fit my big ears. I forget I’m even wearing them half the time.
1BigBadaBoom
22
Mar 26, 2018
Same here! I found the AKG K7XX $200 had expansive earpads and the headband is comfortable and not super tight. All in all they're a great fit for large heads!
VRacer111
484
Dec 6, 2017
Nothing will beat a used HD700 for comfort under $350... simply one of the most comfortable headphones ever made. Not sure how big a head it will fit though. From the cans I current have or have had/used, both the SHP9500 and K7XX are a close second but definitely not as comfortable. Then further down a used TH-X00 with ZMF Ori pads, Monolith M1060, then HD6XX. Have a Koss ESP950 coming in, their stock comfort should be somewhere between that of HD700 and SHP9500... but maybe surpass HD700 with the Vesper pads?
mksurfin7
45
Nov 16, 2017
Audio Technica ATH-AD700x (or 500x, 900x, etc. have the same structure, but I only have experience with the 700x). They are designed for big heads. I have never had an issue with fit but these were way too big for me, and the wing things are only good if you have a big head. In that case, they make it feel really light on your head. They're open backs though, so I'm not sure if isolation/sound leaking is an issue for you. I LOVED the way they sound (huge soundstage with incredible imaging) but sadly just too big for me :-(
Pandaflips
1
Nov 9, 2017
dear god just get the fideliox2's already, they are a fun pair of under rated headphones with a bit of emphasis on bass but they sound fantastic regardless of what youre listening too and as a fellow huge header they fit comfortably and dont feel like theyre squeezing your brain out of your nose
davidylau
17
Nov 8, 2017
Just received the MD/Sennheiser HD6xx. The clamping pressure is much much higher than the AKG K7xx series. The AKG's are more comfortable out of the box. By far.
intk
18
Aug 11, 2017
I have a big head and the SHP9500s are loose.
Moonsand1
470
Jun 11, 2017
I bought and returned the Denon AH-D600 headphones because even at the lowest setting it was slipping off my head. They are huge.
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