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i will forever recommend the sony mdr-zx600’s
what’re they like in terms of comfort? kinda the main reason i never really got into over-the-head ones is because i always had trouble with solid headbands (and some of the ear-cup-whatevers) hurting the top of my skull/my ears too much to be worth it with cheaper ones
the headband (which is padded) and padding on the cups are both fairly soft, and durable as hell. the cups swivel as well and pack flat, so it packs super well into tighter bags. honestly though, the unit is barely noticeable when wearing them, though I experience mild discomfort on my ears wearing them for an excess of 4 hours straight. for a pretty average use of 2 hours at a time though, they stay nice and comfy. In addition, the cord is really durable, of a sufficient length, and looks really good too.
more importantly, sound quality is SUPREME on these cans. the 8K+ range is crystal clear, and never too loud, and the lows and mids are very well balanced too; I get really high impact, and accurate sound out of them on a flat EQ. They’re genuinely so good that I can use them for production, and use them as monitors when I’m DJing.
the minor drawback to them is that they have a higher than standard impedence, so you may find yourself needing to turn up your speakers a bit compared to other pairs of headphones, but that’s not a huge concern.