I really have to start reading my posts before sending them. Of course I meant " Comfortable but good sounding headphones"
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That was my criteria too 20 years ago when I've purchased my AKG K340. A closed design with a electostatic and dynamic drivers with multiple passive radiators, 400 ohms, (other specs at home, I still have the 1984 & '85 brochures). Purchase a (used) second pair just a few weeks ago. The Stax at that time felt like my head was in a c-clamp.
The 600's, and I assume the 650's, are very comfortable. I purchased a pair earlier this year and was surprised to find that I can listen to mine for 3-5 hours at a time with no ergonomic issues whatever, even while wearing glasses and working. I have also never experienced any ear fatigue, and am reasonably sensitive in that respect. They can be heard by others though at normal volumes in a quiet room.
If the latter is an issue, Shure's top of the line in-ear model is getting good reviews for sound quality, though I have not read anything about comfort.