Comfort is my priority - over ear options?

Discussion in 'Ask The Experts' started by hotchilidamo, Feb 14, 2013.

  1. hotchilidamo

    hotchilidamo New Member

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    Hey

    I'm looking for some over ear options. Ideally closed back but would consider open. As the title suggests I'm looking for comfort as the priority really. I must have sensitive ears or something because every pair I've owned have ended up either hurting the top of my head, my ears, or driving my glasses into my temples :)

    So, any suggestions for a comfortable, quality set of over the ear headphones? Budget is ideally around £100 but can stretch to £150 if I really have to. If I can get something below this, even better

    Any suggestions?
     
  2. dalethorn

    dalethorn Active Member

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    Here are the two best bets I know of. I wear both of these with glasses and they don't seem to press enough to be a bother. I rate these as unusually comfortable for a regular headphone. The Soundmagic is a little more than £150, but could be worth a look. The sound is different - the DT770 has a warmer slightly more bassy sound, while the HP100 seems more tuned for classical and acoustic music, although those are arbitrary and either plays the full spectrum well.

    Edit: Almost forgot - when I get as good a fit as I can, I always pull the earcups down another half-notch or so to take pressure off the headband, which the earcups can support. That works well for me.

    Beyerdynamic DT770 PRO Closed Back Headphones (DT 770) - Professional Studio

    SoundMAGIC HP100 Closed Back Headphones (HP-100)
     
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  3. hotchilidamo

    hotchilidamo New Member

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    Thanks for the tips. I like a variety of music but do tend to favour the electronic variety so I'm guessing the Beyerdynamic could be a good option.

    Out of interest, are there any Open back options that would fit the bill too?
     
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