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Well I've owned Sennheiser 201's for a few years now decided to pick up some Monster Ntune's seeing as they were on sale. I will say the mids and highs on the senns were good, and they were fairly comfortable and light weight. The Ntunes have a lot of base and sound I would say is overall better than the senns except in the highs. The problem being that the top part of the band hurts the top of my head, this "pad" doesn't do jack. The headphones also squeeze your ears insanely tight like they want to squish your will to live.

So I'm going to have to get rid of them. But I after experience the much better sound and bass out of these I don't want to go back to the 201's. What are some great options? Under $160 lightweight, comfortable can wear for hours, not heavy like dj headphones. Also they can't have a mic, I don't want a headset. If anyone is interested in my ntunes let me know, these would be awesome for someone with a smaller head.

Increasing my budget
Edited by Peanuts4 - 11/30/13 at 8:38am
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You can try to reduce the clamping force by wrapping the headphones around your PC/anything thick for the night (as a replacement for your head).
It helps to stretch the headband to reduce the clamping force.
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The CAL headphones are pretty nice, and so are grado SR80is, but neither are exactly comfortable.....to me. I recommend you find a place to try them yourself and see what you think.
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The CAL headphones are pretty nice, and so are grado SR80is, but neither are exactly comfortable.....to me. I recommend you find a place to try them yourself and see what you think.

comfort is key, it's like why go to a movie for 2 hours if someones going to be kicking your seat the entire time.
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Sony MDR-XB500, comfortable, insane bass and nice highs.
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Sony MDR-XB500, comfortable, insane bass and nice highs.

I had sony headphones when I used to spin. They were heavy as hell, how heavy are those?
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comfort is key, it's like why go to a movie for 2 hours if someones going to be kicking your seat the entire time.

Well what you think is comfy and what I think are comfy are probably two very different things.

I am very intolerant to any type of heat. With the CAL headphones, they do get hot inside the cups like all closed headphones. I personally can't wear them for more than 2 hours. The grados get hot as well, but it is because the headphones go directly on your ear.

I can not say that either of these headphones are comfortable to me, however, you could be (you are probably) completely different. That is why it is important to go find out how they feel for yourself.
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I had sony headphones when I used to spin. They were heavy as hell, how heavy are those?
These headphones are light.
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I would recommend Superlux HD330/660 with Beyerdynamic DT770 velour pads for the maximum comfort experience... But they are extremely hard to find outside of Europe/Asia, European price is around ~60$ with the pads.
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