Good over ear headphones for commuting

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  1. ShawnTRods
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    All my life I have always used in ear headphones when I am out and about.

    I want to give over ear headphones.

    Sound isn't as important to me as comfort.

    £60?

    Any recommendations?
     
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  2. Thesolcity

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    Senheiser HD 202
     
  3. ShawnTRods
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    Quick search shows its on ear :P
     
  4. Thesolcity

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    Is over-ear not the same as on-ear?
     
  5. ShawnTRods
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    Nope.
    Over ear covers your ears.
    On ear sits on the ears.
     
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    Audio Technica ATH-M50 (M50X) if you don't mind spending more.
     
  7. ShawnTRods
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    I hear good things about those, but nothing good about comfort.
    MKBHD, tech source, Austin Evans, they all love it but not comfortable.

    I need comfort more than anything else :P sensitive ears.
     
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    Axent Wear.

    Serious answer, Phillips SPH-2500
     
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    Over ear is one thing, do you want any kind of noise cancelling or sound blocking or so the others around you can not hear sound (usually called closed back)? For the budget you might struggle and comfort also varies a bit -- I like a bit of a head squeezing myself but others would punch me if I offered some that did that.
     
  10. ShawnTRods
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    Not too worried about noise cancelling.

    I mean comfortable as in something that can be worn for a long period without hurting.
    I hear a lot of positive things about the m50s but no one says it comfortable to wear for long period.
     
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    Good old Sennheiser HD598
    Confortable as hell and they sound quite pretty , but they are loud open back and I think the other commuters may end up beating you up with reasons.

    Sennheiser Momentum over the ear
    Sound pretty. Closed back. Acceptable for commuting. A little expensive.

    Neither within your budget, but hey! You don't get passable headphones for so cheap!
     
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    The most comfortable headphones I've ever had were Incase Sonic headphones. Unfortunately they seem discontinued. I'm on to BOSE QC35s now.
     
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    I'm using BOSE QC25 (along with the Sennheisers) and I've found the sound quality of the QC25 terribly disappointing and horrible, specially given they costed me expensive.
     
  14. ShawnTRods
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    QC35 is quite expensive :P
    although I set myself a budget, I dont mind prices too much.

    I have been googling around and came across these:
    - This one looks great in my opinon.
    - Within my budget
    - Doesnt look too bad

    Honestly, I understand that I am not gonna get AMAZING headphones for under £100, but as long as they are comfortable to wear for 3-4 hours AND look somewhat decent, I do not really mind. And over ear of course. I would not be able to wear on-ear for more than 30 minutes
     
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    I have had some good experience with AKG regarding great sound quality - cost ratio.
    But I think the ones in those pictures may be a bit uncomfortable (the earpad looks small).
    I would say try to find some store where you can test them yourself (mediamarkt/saturn would do in Germany) and see if they are comfortable enough.
     
  16. emigre

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    The AKG 451s are a very good pair of headphones (£50 tops). I found them to be very comfortable. Only issue is they're on ear.