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post #11 of 18
I know these are sooo recommended.... But, I would highly suggest looking at the Audio Technica M50's. In my experience, their sound generation is good, and so is they're comfort. Maybe worth a look, but it's only one of many options.
post #12 of 18
Had my HD280's for years. Still glad to recommend them when the topic is closed headphones.
     
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post #13 of 18
Boise QC are incredibly good (almost perfect) at blocking outside noise, only if you can manage to swallow the price tag.
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post #14 of 18
Refurb'ed Denon NC732K

http://www.ecost.com/p/6925653?source=EWBGOOGLEBASE

Don't be silly here. for $40....

and it beats the HD280 Pro in isolation.
However the NC732K is an ANC headphone thus will require batteries for the active noise cancelling.

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post #15 of 18
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Originally Posted by chinesekiwi View Post

Refurb'ed Denon NC732K
http://www.ecost.com/p/6925653?source=EWBGOOGLEBASE
Don't be silly here. for $40....
and it beats the HD280 Pro in isolation.
However the NC732K is an ANC headphone thus will require batteries for the active noise cancelling.
graphCompare.php?graphType=6&graphID[]=533&graphID[]=1393&graphID[]=2941&graphID[]=2811

yes but how do they sound? Tyll Hertsens did a round up and the Active Noise Cancelling headphones that sound good don't isolate well and the ones that do isolate well don't sound good lol
    
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post #16 of 18
Closed full-size headphones don't really compare to closed IEMs for isolation/sound leak. IEMs make less noise, so there's less noise to block, and they fill your actual ear canal, meaning there's less of an area for the phones to block.

IEMs don't need to be uncomfortable either, it's all about whether the model you buy fits your ear. If it doesn't, you can return them. I've heard the Audeo PFE 012 are a nice buy and they're comfy due the casing not actually touching the ear.

Sennheiser HD-25-1 II's have pretty good isolation (with the leather cups), less so if you have big ears. AKG K518's are pretty good also for $50 with great isolation.

Basically, get IEMs if you need top of the range isolation and portability.
Get headphones if you need a higher price/sound quality with adequate isolation ratio.
post #17 of 18
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Originally Posted by chinesekiwi View Post

Refurb'ed Denon NC732K
http://www.ecost.com/p/6925653?source=EWBGOOGLEBASE
Don't be silly here. for $40....
and it beats the HD280 Pro in isolation.
However the NC732K is an ANC headphone thus will require batteries for the active noise cancelling.
graphCompare.php?graphType=6&graphID[]=533&graphID[]=1393&graphID[]=2941&graphID[]=2811

yes but how do they sound? Tyll Hertsens did a round up and the Active Noise Cancelling headphones that sound good don't isolate well and the ones that do isolate well don't sound good lol
Was thinking the same thing. hmmsmiley02.gif
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post #18 of 18
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thanks for all the recomendations again guys smile.gif... i dont think i will be going with IEMs as i am not concerned woth portability what so ever, and i dont need absolute silence (as i will prity much always some of music playing when they are on since it helps me concentrate)... as for the NC732Ks, ill look into them... im not necessarily looking for the 100% best isolation out there... instead im looking for some nice cans that happen to isolate well enough to not be bothered by excess noise (my current headphones let in any and every other noise out there tongue.gif)
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