Most Comfortable Over-ear Headphones?
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What are your go-to headphones that you can wear for long periods of time and forget you're even wearing them?
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liam_mcgrail
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Dec 21, 2016
Phillips SPH9500
EniGmA1987
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Dec 20, 2016
TH-X00 headphones (any of them) with Alpha Prime ear pads. So ridiculously comfortable.
The HE-350's with Ether-C ear pads and the headband stretched out a bit are also crazy comfortable. But these headphones also require significant modding or EQ to sound really good.
phoible
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Dec 18, 2016
There are a lot of comfortable over ears. Most of the more expensive headphones are going to be pretty comfortable.
I find the Beyerdynamic DT-880 Premiums to be super comfortable. I also just got a pair of Hifiman HE-400i's, and find them to be great too. Large, soft pads and relatively low clamping force.
Open back headphones are typically more comfortable than closed back because they allow your ears to breathe a bit (I had a pair of HD-280s at a previous job, and they sounded nice but got super hot after a while).
I also tend to prefer velour pads to leather or synthetic.
Dubharmonic
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Dec 18, 2016
Stax Lambdas are easy to forget you're wearing. They're incredibly light because they don't have any magnets.
wolf-math
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Dec 13, 2016
Philips Fidelio X2 is the most comfortable I've ever worn. The K7XX is a close second...
Sip_Fo
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Dec 12, 2016
Phillips Shp9500, most comfy open backs I've worn. You can get them for under $100USD
Regularjake55
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Dec 3, 2016
You might think this is a joke but I would say my Sentey ThorX
tossevent
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Nov 28, 2016
Hifiman Edition S are quite comfortable, advertised as on-ear but definitely over-ear. The band is nicely padded and well arched, there might be a bit of clamping force with initial usage but it definitely adjusts over time.
DankusMemus
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Nov 27, 2016
Bose has one of the most comfortable headphones I've tried, but their sound and build quality is horrendous. Other than that, I have to say that the most comfortable ones I've tried are the dt770s and the hd650s.
danei
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Nov 27, 2016
HD5xx/HD6xx, X1/X2, SHP9500 on my top list HD700 little tight clamp, TH900 little heavy. But still very good. Q701 has bumps on head band causing me headache, maybe K7xx is better (I don't have it).
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