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Im lookin for the best headphones to basically cut out all ambient noise such as Air conditioners, TVs, and other peoples laptops blasting CSS -_-


Im looking for a set of headphones that will give me the most silence without having to make my ears bleed from blasting music

For now, no budget set as I will save up for a while for these.. I have no idea what to look for in audio departments
    
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Primary use is gaming?

The absolute best isolation hands-down is going to come from an IEM. However, not all people find IEMs comfortable (I personally love them though) and you generally have to spend more on IEMs to get comperable quality to a good full sized headphone.

What sort of budget are you talking about?
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Yes, Gaming will be a use as well since they will be my main form of sound from my desktop!

Im hoping under $150.... but if the best noise isolation takes more than that... then I will have to work out something with ...my parents

And Im not a huge Audiophile so I dont need the Absolute best in sound...however I know a good quality pair when they come by
    
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Originally Posted by XFreeRollerX View Post
Yes, Gaming will be a use as well since they will be my main form of sound from my desktop!

Im hoping under $150.... but if the best noise isolation takes more than that... then I will have to work out something with ...my parents

And Im not a huge Audiophile so I don't need the Absolute best in sound...however I know a good quality pair when they come by
He's right, IEM will provided the best isolation as they go into your ear canals, you can even buy foam tips for them, but they're not typically used for gaming. Pretty much and closed back higher end cans will provided sound isolation.

Do you want sound staying out of your gaming experience or you do want to prevent sound from leaking from your headphones?
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If IEM means the in ear fones, i love my senheisser cx300 i think it is..theyr really nice, also the ones that came with my ericcsson w810i, and my jvc mushrooms are pretty good, but with your budget you could probably pick up a pair of Shure 2e..i think it is, not sure what they are called but a good pair of shures should do nicely.
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He's right, IEM will provided the best isolation as they go into your ear canals, you can even buy foam tips for them, but they're not typically used for gaming. Pretty much and closed back higher end cans will provided sound isolation.

Do you want sound staying out of your gaming experience or you do want to prevent sound from leaking from your headphones?
I dont care.... I just dont want to hear whats outside of my headphones
    
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I don't like noise canceling headphones because basically all they do is create more noise to block the outside noise... which translates into background noise and a general loss of sound quality. You've got to spend quite a bit on a noise canceling headphones before you get a pair with good electronics.

So your two main options are really as follows:
IEMs: these work kinda like ear plugs, block outside noise and play music inside
closed cans: these are full sized headphones that will block most outside noise.

Since you want to game you'll want/need a good sized soundstage and that pretty much means you'll want to go with closed cans.

Recomendations:
Beyer DT770 Pro/80
ATH A500/A700.

the beryers block more noise and are better gaming cans.
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