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 Audeze LCD* (A Favorite) 72mm 50mm 20-30mm 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* (A Favorite) 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:
Another compilation is available here: