• Earpad Sizes

    Some of us have big ears. Tall, wide, sticky-outy, doesn’t matter. I’m tall. My head is big. My ears are tall. I’ve returned too many headphones because people claimed the ear pads were amazingly roomy, but they were super uncomfortable for me (I’m lookin’ at you, Beyerdynamic). This list is the beginning of an attempt to solve that issue for some of you.

    This list is under construction, and measurements are approximate. Not all measurements were made by the same person, so there could be different techniques involved (for example, I’ve seen the Sennheiser HD650 measured at 68mm and 70mm height, and the V-Moda XL pads measured at 64mm and 68mm).

    * I personally did the measurements with the asterisk. So those are probably right. Right?

    If you just want a recommendation for your big ears, get some of the Brainwavz HM5 Pleather and/or Velour pads. I have both, and they work with many different headphones. They’re roughly the size of Sennheiser HD650/HD598 pads, but are actually a little wider.

    Do you have measurements for ear pads that aren’t listed? Let us know the dimensions!

    Name Interior Height Interior Width Interior Depth
    AKG K250 55mm 55mm
    AKG K702 68mm 73mm 17-23mm
    AudioQuest Nighthawk 67mm 57mm 25mm
    Audio Technica ATH-AD1000X 53mm 53mm 16mm
    Beyerdynamic DT-770 Pro (Pleather)* 58mm 58mm 22mm
    Bose QC25 60mm 40mm 18mm-28mm
    Bowers & Wilkins P7 57mm  34mm  19mm
    Brainwavz HM5 (Pleather/Velour/Hybrid)* 70mm 50mm 30mm
    Brainwavz HM5 (Angle)* 70mm 40mm 40mm-25mm
    ENIGMAcoustics Dharma D1000 60mm 46mm
    HiFiMan HE400 62mm 62mm 25mm
    KRK KNS 8400 65mm 43mm 15mm
    Lawton Angle Pads 70mm 50mm
    OPPO PM-3 57mm 35mm 20mm
    Sennheiser G4me Zero* 76mm 45mm 25mm
    Sennheiser HD 380 Pro* 76mm 50mm
    Sennheiser HD429 59mm 38mm 18mm
    Sennheiser HD598/HD555* 70mm 41mm
    Sennheiser HD600/HD650* 70mm 41mm 23mm
    Sennheiser HD800 82mm 62mm 22mm-32mm
    Sennheiser HD8 DJ* 57mm 44mm
    Sennheiser Momentum 52mm 36mm 20mm
    Sennheiser PX 360 52mm 42mm 23mm
    Sennheiser PXC 450* 76mm 50mm
    STAX SR-007 66mm 57mm
    V-Moda Crossfade M-100 Stock Pads* 57mm 38mm 15-16mm
    V-Moda Crossfade M-100 XL Pads* 64mm 45mm 20-21mm

    More measurements can likely be found here:

    Size Matters – Earpad hole measurements for Over-ear Headphones….

    Another compilation is available here:

    http://tinyurl.com/HPEarpadMeasurements

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