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Headphone Padding Pain?
Posted by: Tony N (Michigan)
Date: April 27, 2018 05:56PM
Anybody else have their headphones cause pain on your ears?

It seems they made the padding for people with tiny ears.
Anyone got a work-around?

After an hour my ear is in pain from the smallness of the padding, so much so I have to pull the headphone away for some temporary relief.



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Re: Headphone Padding Pain?
Posted by: Ben Town
Date: April 27, 2018 07:09PM
I just got a pair of Black Widows and have used them on four beach hunts in the last couple weeks and they fit great.
Nice thick muffs and they fit tight enough to block wind and surf noise. They have a large enough opening that they enclose my whole ear comfortably inside.
Adjustable volume controll s on both sides and a limiting switch I can use to cut the volume when I’m digging a target out if it starts squawking.
I’m sure there are other good choices and depending on what you have maybe you can replace the muffs on yours.
The pair that came with my CTX don’t compare at all.
they were loose fitting and blocked zero wind noise and had no volume controll
I’m not trying to promote the brand just telling my experience with them.
Try contacting some manufacturers to check on replacement muffs, might be an option
BT

Re: Headphone Padding Pain?
Posted by: IDXMonster
Date: April 27, 2018 07:19PM
Yeah Tony,even my super worn in Killer B Hornets cause my ears to ache after a couple of hours,I have to shift their position. I’ll actually wear a knit hat and then put them on to cushion them but not in the summer. I’m looking at “hot weather” options...

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Re: Headphone Padding Pain?
Posted by: taltexan
Date: April 27, 2018 08:36PM
Tony, I assume you are taking about the Equinox factory headphones. They are sized extremely small. They hurt after a couple hours on me.

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Re: Headphone Padding Pain?
Posted by: sgoss66
Date: April 27, 2018 10:07PM
Tony, I know this will sound dumb, but you know that the headphones are adjustable, right? If I don't adjust them "large" enough, they will bother my ears, but adjusting them "longer" and I have no issues.

Just thought I'd ask...

Steve



Minelab CTX 3030
Minelab Equinox 800
Garrett ProPointer AT
Lesche hand digger
Lesche 38D Ground Shark "King of Spades"

Norman, OK

Re: Headphone Padding Pain?
Posted by: nagant
Date: April 27, 2018 11:44PM
Bought these today for 3 bucks, seem as good as any i have and feel good. leather and spring steel but light.


Re: Headphone Padding Pain?
Posted by: "Carolina"
Date: April 28, 2018 03:35AM
Tony, My Equinox phones are uncomfortable from the first moment I put them on. After 15 min.s they have to go. I guess that means yours last four times longer than mine. If you find a solution let me know. Meanwhile I am using another brand phone with the Bluetooth module.



Minelab CTX, Minelab Excalibur ll, Minelab Excalibur 1000, Minelab Excalibur Sword
Whites Dual Field, Vallon VMH3CS, Makro Multi Kruzer,Minelab Equinox 800

Re: Headphone Padding Pain?
Posted by: relicmeister
Date: April 28, 2018 04:19AM
What I did was to cut fat pads of black foam about 1 1/2"X1 1/2" x. 2"" long,
and poke 2 holes near ends to insert 4" zip ties through. Then I use the
Zipties to wrap around arm of headphones and fasten the foam pads there. Then
I cut a curve on the end while getting the thickness just right so the headphones
ear pads just touch my ears but exert no pressure. There is no pain and you can
then also hear ambient sound which was my main goal.

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Re: Headphone Padding Pain?
Posted by: BarryL
Date: April 28, 2018 08:54AM
Are you talking about the wired phones with the 600 or the wireless that come with the 800. I personally did not like the fit or the looks of the ones with the 600 they look very cheaply made and the straight cord is a hassle to deal with the fit is uncomfortable. I ended up getting a pair or Miccus SR 71 headphones they work great and are comfortable.

Re: Headphone Padding Pain?
Posted by: Chiv
Date: April 28, 2018 10:11AM
I don't use headphones as they annoy me a lot , but the miss uses her ear bud headphone from her mobile phone as she finds, like most people, ear muff type are uncomfortable at the best of times.

Re: Headphone Padding Pain?
Posted by: halfstep
Date: April 28, 2018 12:54PM
I found your problem.




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Re: Headphone Padding Pain?
Posted by: Tony N (Michigan)
Date: April 28, 2018 01:35PM
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Chiv
I don't use headphones as they annoy me a lot , but the miss uses her ear bud headphone from her mobile phone as she finds, like most people, ear muff type are uncomfortable at the best of times.

That's a great idea. I'll see if I can hook my earbuds into my wireless receiver.



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Re: Headphone Padding Pain?
Posted by: Tony N (Michigan)
Date: April 28, 2018 01:38PM
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BarryL
Are you talking about the wired phones with the 600 or the wireless that come with the 800. I personally did not like the fit or the looks of the ones with the 600 they look very cheaply made and the straight cord is a hassle to deal with the fit is uncomfortable. I ended up getting a pair or Miccus SR 71 headphones they work great and are comfortable.

I'm talking about the 800 headphones. There is a narrow opening between the cups for the ears.

Will the Miccus SR 71 headphones link to the wireless detector?



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Re: Headphone Padding Pain?
Posted by: Tony N (Michigan)
Date: April 28, 2018 01:43PM
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relicmeister
What I did was to cut fat pads of black foam about 1 1/2"X1 1/2" x. 2"" long,
and poke 2 holes near ends to insert 4" zip ties through. Then I use the
Zipties to wrap around arm of headphones and fasten the foam pads there. Then
I cut a curve on the end while getting the thickness just right so the headphones
ear pads just touch my ears but exert no pressure. There is no pain and you can
then also hear ambient sound which was my main goal.

Thanks relicmeister. It is hard for me to envision what you are saying. Could you take a picture of it and post it?



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Re: Headphone Padding Pain?
Posted by: halfstep
Date: April 28, 2018 01:44PM
The Miccus SR 71 are the same headphones used on the NOX 800.

headphones are aptx low latency which you need to avoid a lag.

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