I’m sorry the Clouds don’t fit you!
I really enjoy the suspension headband on the Arctis 3, and yes, I personally prefer them over the HS50 because they have a nicer microphone and a detachable cable. They’re still in the same overall region, sound quality-wise, and they’re a little less aggressive in the bass region than the Clouds and the HS50’s. They also don’t isolate as well as either the HS50 or the Cloud II thanks to their cloth ear pads.
If you have a retailer in your area that offers a return policy (Amazon/Best Buy/Gamestop/Etc.) I’d definitely recommend buying from them, just in case you run into similar issues with the Arctis that you’re having with the Clouds.