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Hey Everyone,

I have a pair of vmoda Crossfade LP's. I've been happy with the quality and sound, but unfortunately, I can't wear them for more than an hour or so until they start hurting my head. (specifically, my ears). I am looking for something that I can use to replace them. Amazon is doing a lightning deal on the audio technica ath-m50x tomorrow, so I am considering getting those.

These headphones will be used and school and wherever I and will be used with either my phone or computer. They will not be connected to an external amp. They need to be noise isolating and preferably have a removable cord.

any ideas for something that more space for your ears that the LP's? Are the ATH-m50x's bigger or the same size?

I will be using these mainly for movies, and chillstep music.

Any help greatly appreciated.

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I'm a long term owner of the original m50s, but I don't think the ear cup is particularly large. At least one colleague on another site told me it smashes against the pinna on his (larger than mine) ears. It's circumaural for me, but just. Not sure it will be a step up for comfort.

 

Also is it primarily the clamping force that is the problem or that there isn't enough clearance around your ear? Or both?

2013 MacBook Pro Retina -> {Pure Music | Audirvana} -> {Dragonfly Red v.1} -> AKG K-702 or Sennheiser HD650 headphones.

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I'm a long term owner of the original m50s, but I don't think the ear cup is particularly large. At least one colleague on another site told me it smashes against the pinna on his (larger than mine) ears. It's circumaural for me, but just. Not sure it will be a step up for comfort.

 

Also is it primarily the clamping force that is the problem or that there isn't enough clearance around your ear? Or both?

 

Thanks for the reply. Honestly, I'm not sure, I believe it is a bit of both for me, but primarily the cup size. Do you have any alternative recommendations?

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Thanks for the reply. Honestly, I'm not sure, I believe it is a bit of both for me, but primarily the cup size. Do you have any alternative recommendations?

It's hard to judge how these things are going to fit someone else's head, but I found the Beyerdynamic DT-770 to be pretty roomy and with comfy earpads. So that's one option to check out.

2013 MacBook Pro Retina -> {Pure Music | Audirvana} -> {Dragonfly Red v.1} -> AKG K-702 or Sennheiser HD650 headphones.

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It's hard to judge how these things are going to fit someone else's head, but I found the Beyerdynamic DT-770 to be pretty roomy and with comfy earpads. So that's one option to check out.

 

 

That sounds like a good choice. I'm concerned about the OHMS though, since I'm not using an amp. Will they still work with standard computer/phone output with no additional amplification?

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That sounds like a good choice. I'm concerned about the OHMS though, since I'm not using an amp. Will they still work with standard computer/phone output with no additional amplification?

 

The Beyers, unlike anyone else I can think of, put out headphones in a range of impedance. For use straight out of a phone, I think you'd want the 32 Ohm version.

2013 MacBook Pro Retina -> {Pure Music | Audirvana} -> {Dragonfly Red v.1} -> AKG K-702 or Sennheiser HD650 headphones.

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