Sigh.So I was in Costco the other day and happened to walk by the Bose bluetooth headphones they have there. I made the mistake of putting them on. So much more comfortable than the ones I have it was like night and day. Especially since I got new glasses, my headphones have been squishing the hell out of my right ear (maybe it's slightly bigger than my left or something). No amount of adjusting the glasses or the headphones helps.
Anyway, I was kind of wanting the Bose ones but then later I did a little research and I think you need the Bose app to use the ANC. Which pretty much ruins the whole idea of them for me because I only use my headphones with my Windows PC. I thought ANC was built into headphones and you just have to press a button but it seems like Bose needs to be different. Probably most of the price is for the ANC so I guess that's a no go.
I'm considering trying to mod my Jlab ones with some more comfortable pads off of Amazon but I worry about ruining them because I have no idea how to get the pads off of them or whether or not I'd be able to get them back on. They don't seem to be made to be taken apart. So I would only risk it if I had a pair I like better or if the pads completely fell apart. The only reason I'm so dedicated to the Jlab ones is I already have them and the battery life is 50+ hours and the sound quality is perfectly acceptable. Anything else I could afford, I'd be taking a big chance on sound quality.
I should have known better but I tried to cheap out and bought some JBL bluetooth headphones today. I made the same damn stupid mistake I always make with headphones. I bought them sight unseen. They didn't have any on display and the box was sealed with one of those alarm things on it so I couldn't even open them up and look at them first.
I could sort of see the earcups because there's a clear plastic bit on the box. The earpads looked pretty big from that angle but I could only see the back. No matter what, I always try to get over the ear headphones because I hate hate hate having my ears smashed. And somehow, I just always end up with the kind of headphones that either claim to be over the ear or seem to aspire to be.....but aren't.
And these ones, of course, sit right the hell on my ears and smash the crap out of them. So I'm in that mode right now where I'm trying to deny that I screwed up. I wore them for a few hours just to see how sore my ears would be when I took them off. I was thinking maybe I'll get used to them or something. But I know there's no such luck. I'll be hating myself for it if I don't take them back. They do sound better than the Jlab ones but if I'm gonna have my ears smashed anyway, I might as well keep the old ones
It's kind of a shame. If the earcups were just a little wider on the inner holes, they'd be perfect. These things must be made for kids. My ears are kinda big but I'd say they're probably on the medium range of average sized. There's no way these things were made to fit most adults. I'm really starting to wish my ears were smaller. I'd look like a mouse but I'd have a much easier time buying headphones.