How to reduce clamping force of headphones

The clamping force of most headphones is such that it hurts your ears after a few minutes of wearing them. Excessive clamping force is uncomfortable and can also lead to unwanted health problems. 

The clamping force of a headphone is determined by the diameter of the driver, material of the ear cups, size of the headband, design of the ear cups, and the clamping force is also affected by the curvature of the ear cups. Moreover, the smoothness of the surface on which the headphones lie also plays a role.

This blog will explain how to reduce clamping force without sacrificing sound quality.

What is the clamping force of the Headphones?

Its force is magic to remove the plugin from your charging port. It is important to note that you have to use mild pressure when using the Magic Clamp. It is because the Headphones will stay in place until you are ready to remove them. If you use too much pressure to remove the Headphones, they may break. We recommend using a thin cloth when using the Headphones to prevent this from happening.

How to measure clamping force?

You can use two methods to measure the clamping force of the die casting mold: One is to use the clamping force meter, which can accurately measure clamping force within the range of 0.2t to 15t. The other is to use the device with weights, which can only measure the clamping force with 5t. 

The clamping force meter method is accurate, but you have to find a manufacturer of such a product to buy it. As for using the device with weights, it is cheap and straightforward. Moreover, the device with consequences can be easily made at home.

 How to reduce the clamping force of headphones

Reducing the clamping force of headphones depends on why it is clamping hard. If you want to reduce the clamping force of headphones due to the size of your head or ears, you can use a headphone band adjustor or try on a bigger size. If it is due to the type of music you listen to, you can buy a pair of headphones with a bigger diameter driver unit or a larger earpad. 

If the clamping force is due to your headphones, you should change your headphone habits. For example, if you want to listen to music while walking, wiping, or running, you should choose a pair of headphones designed for that. Do not try small headphones for this purpose. The small headphones will be clamping hard and hurting your head and ears.

What causes clamping force in headphones?

The clamping force is due to the permanent deformation of the headphone drivers after they have been physically stressed a few times. It is why it is so hard to take earphones on and off. 

The drivers would deform and make the earphones stiffer. Many factors affect the clamping force, such as the shape of the driver, headband material, the way the headphone is worn, the shape of the ear, and the form the ear rests in the ear pad. For the most part, the smaller the size of the headphone driver, the higher the clamping force. 


We hope that you enjoyed our blog about reducing the clamping force of headphones. Our goal was to help you find out how much clamping force your headphones have and recommend ways to help lessen that force for a more comfortable listening experience. If you have any other questions, don’t hesitate to contact us anytime in the comment section below. Thank you for reading.


How do you increase clamping force on headphones?

The easiest way to increase clamping force is to apply some clamping force while they are on your head. It will increase the diameter at the point of contact between your head and the headphones, which in turn increases the clamping force. The other way is to stretch them a bit before use and then on. Again, it will increase the diameter at the point of contact between the headphones and the head.

How do you get rid of dents in your head from headphones?

The best way to get rid of headphone dents is to prevent them from happening. By using the correct headphone size, the patterns can be controlled. Using the wrong size (too big or too small) will eventually lead to dents. The next step is to adjust the volume on the player. Adjusting the volume too high will put lots of pressure on your eardrums and cause damage.

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