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hm well scratch that lol.... I need portability so that i can store it in a case. I tend to break things a lot tongue.gif and i'd love good isolation combined with great sound.
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hm well scratch that lol.... I need portability so that i can store it in a case. I tend to break things a lot tongue.gif and i'd love good isolation combined with great sound.

I will always recommend in-ears. I have weirdly shaped ears and even I have to say nothing beats the isolation of an in-ear that properly fits.

My Westone UM1 sealed perfectly (and was amazing for plane rides) until I dropped it and stepped on an earpiece in an airport. I've been hunting for a good replacement ever since. I may have to get another Westone...
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i already have in ear earbuds tongue.gif I need headphones. If your curious i have the JVC XX earbuds. $40.
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post #14 of 29
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i already have in ear earbuds tongue.gif I need headphones. If your curious i have the JVC XX earbuds. $40.

Leave the headphones at home, man. That's all I can tell you haha. redface.gif
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i guess i will wait for another person's opinion tongue.gif
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post #16 of 29
Well it depends on how much isolation you need when you're outside. Headphones without active noise cancelling don't isolate THAT much generally - you won't be able to listen to music and enjoy it all that much on a plane for example.

In-ear monitors are generally much better than headphones (especially open ones) for isolation. The only exception may be with active noise cancelling headphones. And despite what a lot of audio purists will tell you, active noise cancelling actually works pretty well for noisy buses/trains/planes - they'll sound better than non-ANC headphones in those conditions.

If you aren't going to be in situations that require THAT much isolation, but still want headphones that are decently portable along with having good clarity and bass, look at Ultrasones. I know people like to recommend them a lot around here (which in some ways is weird because a lot of the hardcore headphone enthusiasts really don't like Ultrasone), but they do clarity as well as bass very, very well imo. The Ultrasone house sound fits with contemporary music very well.

Now depending on what kind of music you listen to, I'd recommend a few different models:
Ultrasone Pro 900's if you listen to a lot of electronic dance music and want a lot of bass impact and a lot of clarity.
Pro 750's if you listen to many varying genres, but still like a generous amount of bass quantity, impact and good clarity. The Pro 750's are more balanced than the Pro 900's, so they may not work quite as well for EDM, but they probably sound better across a wider range of genres (the Pro 900's bass can be overpowering in some genres imo, although some people use them for every genre they listen to).
HFI-580 - I've heard good things about this model but I don't remember hearing it for myself first hand. I can only assume it's a lesser 750/900 though, so look into this if you're keen to save money and not actually use your whole budget allocation.
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post #17 of 29
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I'd prefer ANC but non ANC is also acceptable. The price on the Pro 750s is tempting enough to buy it, but i need to see what options i have also
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Grado sr325i, these dont need an amp, but benefit from one.
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Grado sr325i, these dont need an amp, but benefit from one.

I've read (not heard them myself) that the SR325i isn't worth the jump in price from the SR225i (supposedly the sweet-spot headphone). Also, Grado's aren't the best for isolation.
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I've read (not heard them myself) that the SR325i isn't worth the jump in price from the SR225i (supposedly the sweet-spot headphone). Also, Grado's aren't the best for isolation.

Grados have no isolation. They're open back.
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