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I've been browsing these forums the past couple hours but haven't really found anything to answer my question.
I'm a bit sensitive when it comes to noise, and I'm a college student living in the dorms. A lot of time people in the rooms around me play music with the bass cranked up and I can hear it clearly through the walls and it really bothers me. I'm hoping you guys can suggest an awesome pair of headphones that can hopefully cancel out this noise and reduce my stress level. I would prefer it if they are surround sound and are good for gaming, but that isn't a must have.
Thanks a bunch!
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post #2 of 46
single driver > multi driver headphones/headset. Don't get a "gaming headset" if you can.

what's your budget because there's lots of options
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My budget is anywhere up to around $250-300
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I honestly have a pair of headphones called MEElectionics M9s that are 15-20$ on amazon/newegg and they are great noise cancelers. You may have some better luck googleing "avs noise canceling headphones" and read reviews.
Since you do not seem to have any demanding needs other than noise canceling, I am pretty sure 250$ is overkill.
Edited by Omega329 - 5/23/11 at 6:38pm
    
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post #5 of 46
Do you listen to music at all? If you do, what genres? Do you have a sound card/audio device?

What we've concluded so far is that what you're looking for is a closed headphone. What we don't know is what flavor to recommend and if you have a source that will properly power a headphone in the $250 range.
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I mostly listen to country/ pop, and a lot of talk shows. Dunno if it matters but a lot of tv and movies too.
I'm out of town right now, but I'm 99% sure my PC has a sound card that is not built in that is 7.1 surround
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I don't like to be a downer, but it's very hard for headphones (or even earplugs) to stop heavy bass. The most annoying part of the bass isn't truly heard through the ear canal, but felt directly, either with the inner ear or the chest.
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You don't think it would be possible to block out a good bit of it with an awesome pair of headphones while listening to something?
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Originally Posted by Wiremaster View Post
I don't like to be a downer, but it's very hard for headphones (or even earplugs) to stop heavy bass. The most annoying part of the bass isn't truly heard through the ear canal, but felt directly, either with the inner ear or the chest.
This is true. When my roommate would play music on his 2.1 system I would feel it in my feet and would still be able to hear it in between songs. All I can suggest is turn up the music a bit and you won't hear it in your ears. But it would really help to know what kind of sound card you have because if you have a cheaper $30 card it would be pointless to get a $300 pair of cans.

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You don't think it would be possible to block out a good bit of it with an awesome pair of headphones while listening to something?
You can definitely block out 99% of it. I just happen to be able to feel it in my toes.
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