I have always hated wearing headphones. They make me uncomfortable and sweaty and usually give me a headache. Earbuds are a lot better, although I still don’t like to wear them. However, there are lots of situations where I need headphones to play music – late at night, at work, out jogging. I would like to find a way to make headphones more comfortable, so that it isn’t such a chore to use them when I need to. I suspect that the underlying problem is a combination of ventilation, weight, pressure points, and volume (perhaps in specific frequency bands). What can help?
Ideally, I would like it if I could wear both closed, noise-canceling headphones (for work) and lightweight, open headphones (for jogging). However, there are a lot of circumstances where any headphones or earbuds would help, if only I could wear them comfortably.