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Hey all,

Ok, i'm searching for a new set of headphones. The catch is that they need to have a really god isolation from the exterior ambient noise.

Yes, i know all that talk about noise cancellation technology... But everything points me to the Monster Beats ... but at the same time, i read that all the Monster Beats headphones are over hyped for the extremely good marketing that MonsterCable does.

When i read some reviews, apart from CNET ( don't know why, i can't take them seriously ) ... everyone says that they are way too expensive for what they deliver ...

So, for sub 400USD ( the cheaper the better of course, but that's my budget ), what's your advise?

The headphones will be connected to a SB Titanium HD and it's mainly for music while working.

Thank you all
post #2 of 11

Sennheiser HD280 has great sound isolation, and is well under your budget.

$90-$100 at Amazon brand new.


Many people on head-fi claim that in terms of sound isolation, these are the best they have heard in that aspect.

EDIT: Oops.. Misread that as sound isolating instead of noise cancelling. In that case, you are looking for something like these.

Audio-Technica ATH-ANC7b


Very good at eliminating surrounding noise and at a great price.

The HD280s will still help eliminate surrounding noise as they are a closed-design.
Edited by OldMold - 10/27/11 at 3:25pm
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pretty much any closed back with a decent around the ear fit will work. these are my suggestions based on varying price ranges. ive had my eye on these for a while now, whilst doing research on headfi.

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In-ears, bro.
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In-ears, bro.
This, get some comply foam tips on some in ears. Incredible sound isolation.
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This, get some comply foam tips on some in ears. Incredible sound isolation.
This. I had my Brainwavz B2 with complys in yesterday and I walked into a bar playing a hockey game. As soon as I took them out I realized that I couldn't hear a thing in the loud bar while I was wearing them.

If you don't want IEM's, most closed back over ears should do a decent job of it.
Edited by Ovlazek - 10/28/11 at 8:36am
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post #8 of 11
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Thank you all guys.

In ears it's not an option... I can't get confortable with the damn things.

@coupe, i saw those... but from what i read in several reviews, the noise isolation is really bad... :x What's your thought about this?
Edited by Pedros - 10/28/11 at 9:35am
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DENON AH-D2000
JH Audio JH5 Pro
Pioneer HDJ 2000
Audio Technica ATH ANC7B

To name a few
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DENON AH-D2000
JH Audio JH5 Pro
Pioneer HDJ 2000
Audio Technica ATH ANC7B

To name a few
The D2000's (closed) do an awesome job of isolation compared to my other cans (all of which are open). I have heard in the past that there are better ones for isolation though. I'm sure you wouldn't be disappointed with them however. They are fantastic as far as I am concerned.

I don't have much experience with the others mentioned above though.
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