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I'm looking for a VERY comfortable pair of headphones for around $150 for gaming.

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Hello and thank you for taking the time out of your busy day to try and help me!

I am looking for a pair of headphones that are extremely comfortable over long periods of time (4+ hours).

I have very sensitive ears/earlobes, and most headphones hurt me because the drivers touch my earlobes or the cushion is not soft enough.

I have tried the HD 598's (bought them and they weren't very comfortable for me). I have recently purchased the ATH-M30s and those were extremely uncomfortable on me..they hurt me so much even only after 15 minutes of use - I had to return them.

I don't want to spend $200, but if that's what it takes to get the comfort level I am looking for, then so be it. Mainly though I am looking at the $100-$150 range.

I have also previously owned JVC HARX 700s and 900s. The 900s were great (and comfortable), but they died on me and I kind of want an upgrade to them.

I will mainly be using these for gaming, some movies and some [trance] music.

I prefer a closed pair of headphones so that the sound does not leak out. I do not want others to be able to hear what I am listening to, etc..

I was looking at the HD 558s or the PC 360 headset. I've read some reviews on both of those and people have said that they were comfortable and had a nice soundstage for gaming. I know I just said I wanted closed headphones, but I wouldn't terribly mind an open set, as long as they sound good and are very comfortable - however, I still PREFER closed.

Thank you so much OCN.
post #2 of 8
Your ears touched the sides of the HD 598? I have the HD555 and big ears but mine don't touch anything and they are the most comfortable headphones I have ever had the pleasure of wearing.
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Originally Posted by .:hybrid:. View Post

Your ears touched the sides of the HD 598? I have the HD555 and big ears but mine don't touch anything and they are the most comfortable headphones I have ever had the pleasure of wearing.

I guess I have super sensitive ears.
post #4 of 8
Have you looked into the Logitech G930? They are a wireless pair that cost $116 from newegg and according to reviews are extremely customizable and comfortable. I personally have not tried this pair of headphones, however, I am starting to lean towards buying them.
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Have you looked into the Logitech G930? They are a wireless pair that cost $116 from newegg and according to reviews are extremely customizable and comfortable. I personally have not tried this pair of headphones, however, I am starting to lean towards buying them.
Low end headphone from a reputable company >>>> headset.
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I went with the JVC 900s for now. When I get more funds I'll consider the 360 or a HD 558.
post #7 of 8
Okay hold on.
Both the HD558 and PC360 has the same angled drivers as the HD598. They're the same.

In fact, if you are already uncomfortable with the HD598, you won't be finding the PC360 or the HD558 to be any better either. The HD598 has even softer velour pads than the HD558 which HAS even softer pads than the PC360 itself.

For closed headphones at your budget, I personally feel that the Beyerdynamics DT770 Pro is very good in terms of comfort. Again though, the Sennheisers that were mentioned already has some pretty angled drivers in the first place and if your ears are still touching it then... I'm not too sure what to recommend you here.
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Okay hold on.
Both the HD558 and PC360 has the same angled drivers as the HD598. They're the same.

In fact, if you are already uncomfortable with the HD598, you won't be finding the PC360 or the HD558 to be any better either. The HD598 has even softer velour pads than the HD558 which HAS even softer pads than the PC360 itself.

For closed headphones at your budget, I personally feel that the Beyerdynamics DT770 Pro is very good in terms of comfort. Again though, the Sennheisers that were mentioned already has some pretty angled drivers in the first place and if your ears are still touching it then... I'm not too sure what to recommend you here.

Well, the JVC 900s drivers aren't touching my ears at all. In fact, they're pretty darn comfortable right now.

But I'll definitely look into those DT770s. Thanks! wink.gif
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