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Hi,

***Introduction: I've owned a pair of 32 ohm DT 770s for about 2 years now. I thoroughly like the sound and soundstage, but I feel that they get quite uncomfortable after an hour or so. Somehow the earcups don't spread out the pressure quite well enough and it leaves the area below the earlobes quite painful - I just end up taking them off. I have tried to stretch them and they are already on the loose side, however this doesn't really make them easier on the ears. I have a Creative X-Fi Titanium soundcard and an Asus Xonar DG-X.

***Requirements & Budget:
So, due to the nature of my apartment, it needs to be a closed pair. I'm not an audiophile, but I do enjoy high quality audio. I like controlled but powerful bass, as well as clear highs/mids. I guess a flat response with good treble and bess would be suitable. The headphones need to have good enough soundstage for competitive gaming. Budget is 300 euros max, but preferably below 250.
The earpads need to be big and deep enough so that my ears wouldn't touch the speaker part, so preferably oval shaped, but it's not essential.
I guess my soundcard can handle an output impedance of up to 70-80 ohms. So over that wouldn't work so well - correct me if I'm wrong.

*** Considerations
I have looked at the Sennheiser G4me Zero and the Sony MDR1-A. I have heard that G4me zeros are not that enjoyable for music, though. I tried out some cans at the store and from a wider selection I considered the best sounding in terms of music to be: M50x/M70x (too small earpads), dt770/beyer xm300, Fidelio X2 (not closed), hd 598 and others. Someone recommended Creative Sound Blaster H7, but somehow they don't seem to be that much better than the Qpad QH90s. I could be wrong, though.
I currently use a Qpad qh90(the same as HyperX cloud, I believe) with a modmic and the comfort is pretty good, although the sound quality is not quite at the level of a dt770.

*** So TL;DR: I'm looking for a good alternative to my Dt770s, with comfort(by far most important) and sound quality being the most important factors, . Bass is a nice extra. Soundstage is important too. I listen to music and game competitively 50/50. Headsets are fine.
Also, I live in europe, so I most likely can't order the V-Modas.

All inputs are appreciated, thanx!
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Hey @Ramraze, Director of Marketing for the ModMic here! Thanks for using our product biggrin.gif

So, I'm a little stunned, as most people put the DT770s as one of the most comfortable pairs out there.

I'm not sure if the earpads are the same, but the Sony MDR v6 are typically highly reccomended, even over the more expensive MDR1a.

Beyond that, I honestly find the most comfortable headphones are Bose. They're expensive for their quality level, no doubt, and I've never tried using them for gaming... but there's nothing better for me when wearing things for 5+ hours at a time. Some QC35s may be perfect for you... at the very least they are easy enough to find in most stores (at least here in the US) to try out.
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Hey @Ramraze, Director of Marketing for the ModMic here! Thanks for using our product biggrin.gif

So, I'm a little stunned, as most people put the DT770s as one of the most comfortable pairs out there.

I'm not sure if the earpads are the same, but the Sony MDR v6 are typically highly reccomended, even over the more expensive MDR1a.

Beyond that, I honestly find the most comfortable headphones are Bose. They're expensive for their quality level, no doubt, and I've never tried using them for gaming... but there's nothing better for me when wearing things for 5+ hours at a time. Some QC35s may be perfect for you... at the very least they are easy enough to find in most stores (at least here in the US) to try out.

Thanks for the reply. The dt770 are comfy to put on, but I can't keep them on for longer than 1-2 hours as they make the mentioned area hurt (basically right under the ear lobes). Perhaps it is the clamp, but I've stretched them so hard they nearly fall off. It helps but doesn't solve the issue. Frankly I'm tired of a hurting skull at the end of the day.

Would you say that the mdr v6 have deep enough earpads? And not sure about the soundstage of boss, however they are comfy.
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I've honestly not tried the MDRs, just sorta came to me when you said you liked the A1 model. If you can find a V6 model in a local store it'd be worth trying them on. Otherwise, probably not worth the effort.

If its the clamping force or the angle of contact then that's tricky. However, there's replacement ear pads you could try out? Some people love third party earpads. Specifically these come up pretty often: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00PGMY2VK?psc=1

I don't know if they fit the DT770 though, so please do some research before trying that solution smile.gif

If you want to consider planar magnetic headphones, Mr. Speakers and Hifiman both have high marks in comfort. I've tried a variety of hifiman headphones and can attest to it (but then, I also think the DT770s are comfortable too). I've never tried the Mr. Speakers stuff, but I've heard good things. Pun not intended wink.gif
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I've honestly not tried the MDRs, just sorta came to me when you said you liked the A1 model. If you can find a V6 model in a local store it'd be worth trying them on. Otherwise, probably not worth the effort.

If its the clamping force or the angle of contact then that's tricky. However, there's replacement ear pads you could try out? Some people love third party earpads. Specifically these come up pretty often: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00PGMY2VK?psc=1

I don't know if they fit the DT770 though, so please do some research before trying that solution smile.gif

If you want to consider planar magnetic headphones, Mr. Speakers and Hifiman both have high marks in comfort. I've tried a variety of hifiman headphones and can attest to it (but then, I also think the DT770s are comfortable too). I've never tried the Mr. Speakers stuff, but I've heard good things. Pun not intended wink.gif

Sorry for not getting back earlier. Thanks for the suggestions. I have a few pads at home ,which are all different. Some make it better, but none of them have taken away the pain, so it must be the headphones themselves.

The MDRs seem like they do not offer deep enough earcups, therefore I'm not sure if I will try it.
I will keep researching though, so thank you!
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