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    What are some of the most comfortable headphones for extended listening?

    What are some of the most comfortable headphones for those extended listening sessions?

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    Quote Originally Posted by caesar View Post
    What are some of the most comfortable headphones for those extended listening sessions?
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    I have used the Focal Utopias for long listening sessions without issues, despite them being heavier than average.

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    AKG 702 and HD800 are my lightest and most comfortable headphones.

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    The Stax Sr-009 and SR L700 headphones are very comfortable for hours.

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    House of marley smile jamaica is the best earphone for comfortable, check more about it- Best earphones under 1500

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    The Sennheiser HD598 is the most comfortable headphone I've worn. While it isn't the last word in detail, the sound is engaging and the fatigue is literally nonexistant. They are light, sit comfortably on the head, provide just enough pressure to stay secure but not vice your head, and are open back giving you air flow. I also have a pair of the Sennheiser HD6XX from Massdrop and while they are better headphones, I still prefer the fatigue-less experience of the 598.

    When I went shopping for the 598, I was looking specifically for a balance leaning towards comfort over performance. After wearing around 100 headphones, the 598 were in a league all their own for me. YMMV


    PS - I have semi-large ears.
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    Quote Originally Posted by DSkip View Post
    The Sennheiser HD598 is the most comfortable headphone I've worn. While it isn't the last word in detail, the sound is engaging and the fatigue is literally nonexistant. They are light, sit comfortably on the head, provide just enough pressure to stay secure but not vice your head, and are open back giving you air flow. I also have a pair of the Sennheiser HD6XX from Massdrop and while they are better headphones, I still prefer the fatigue-less experience of the 598.

    When I went shopping for the 598, I was looking specifically for a balance leaning towards comfort over performance. After wearing around 100 headphones, the 598 were in a league all their own for me. YMMV


    PS - I have semi-large ears.
    Wow! 100 headphones! That is some auditioning! I own the Sennheiser 650s and sometimes will wear them for several hours while working. Extremely comfortable indeed.
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    My Stax are pretty comfortable, but so far, the most comfortable headphones and beautifully built are the Sony Z7 and Z1R. Sonically, they are both wonderful as well, with the Z1R having the extra high cost for extra refinement. The Z7 is a stone bargain these days for 3 to 4 hundred, and used with a high current amp, they sing and become almost stat-like.

    Both headphones are light and have great earcups for long term comfort and are closed rather than open. They still have great sound staging even though closed.
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