Comfortable headphones for long use

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roman.i
KVRist
260 posts since 25 Aug, 2019

Post Sat Aug 01, 2020 3:20 pm

Any recommendations for a comfortable studio headphones?
Lightweight, open back, with ear shaped cups.

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Michael L
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3219 posts since 25 Jan, 2014 from The End of The World as We Knowit

Post Sat Aug 01, 2020 4:36 pm

I use Audio Technica ATH-AD900 (and previously ATH-AD700). No headband, only two small springy pads touch your head. Sculpted earpads, too. I use them in the studio and field recording. Can wear them all day.
They excel in high-end detail and soundstage, rather than strong bass.
Those two are discontinued, and the "x" replacements have a more bassy response, but AT has a full line of cans with this design.
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roman.i
KVRist
260 posts since 25 Aug, 2019

Post Sun Aug 02, 2020 3:20 am

Michael L wrote:
Sat Aug 01, 2020 4:36 pm
I use Audio Technica ATH-AD900 (and previously ATH-AD700). No headband, only two small springy pads touch your head. Sculpted earpads, too. I use them in the studio and field recording. Can wear them all day.
They excel in high-end detail and soundstage, rather than strong bass.
Those two are discontinued, and the "x" replacements have a more bassy response, but AT has a full line of cans with this design.
What do you mean sculpted pads? I see those are regular round ear pads, not different from what I have now on my Xone XD53.
I'm searching for a headphone a similar shape to my Bose quietcomfort, oval or D shaped, with enough depth to "slide" the ear inside.
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msl
KVRist
116 posts since 29 Dec, 2003

Post Mon Aug 03, 2020 12:31 am

I personally find the Beyerdynamic DT-880 Pro very comfortable (after a little settling in from new): https://europe.beyerdynamic.com/dt-880-pro.html

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