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Senn HD 280s nausea problem.

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I ordered a pair of these headphones, plugged them in, spun a mix, shat bricks.

The quality is absolutely ridiculous.

Except for the fact that after about an hour or so I felt like I was going to throw up. I thought it might have been an issue with just getting a little too carried away during the mix, haha... but it wasn't. I tried watching an episode of a TV series and I started to feel a little sick.

Is this a normal problem... Or am I just crazy.
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Anyone have any idea in the slightest?
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Is it clamping your head too hard?
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Sounds like ear fatigue to me. Try listening at lower volumes, take breaks, and listen to different genres. Lots of bass heavy songs, listening to the same song over and over, and listening too loud are common causes. Upgrading your source should help too.
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Is it clamping your head too hard?
Yeah, that's actually it... I feel like it's strangling me when I put it on.. If you get what I mean.
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Yeah, that's actually it... I feel like it's strangling me when I put it on.. If you get what I mean.
Yep, perfectly understandable. The main reason why the HD280 isolates so well is because of how hard it clamps.
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It's definitely the Sennheiser clamp. Probably has to do with the cups pushing down where your neck and chin meet, and this causes a gag reflex. (My HD650s make me want to vomit after extended wearing).
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