This is a follow-up to this thread:http://headphones.com.au/forums/viewtopic.php?f=2&t=6157
Currently, the Audio-Technica ATH-ESW9 is the front-runner for me.
I have been reading many reviews for these headphones, and they seem to meet most of my criteria. However, I am concerned about the comfort and the jury seems to be out on this.
I previously owned Sennheiser HD-280 Pro cimcumaural headphones and found them VERY uncomfortable. It had a clamping force that made the headphones unpleasant to wear for longer than about 20 minutes.
I also previously owned the Sennheiser PXC-150 active noise cancelling headphones and found them to have a decent level of comfort, although you did know they were there and they weren't super-comfortable.
Has anyone had experience with the ATH-ESW9 headphones and at least one of the above Sennheiser pairs?
Would you say that the ESW9 headphones have a "clamping force" level of discomfort (HD-280 Pro), or more of a "you know they are there" comfort (PXC-150)?