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Originally Posted by chinesekiwi;12411277 
quote taken out of context much? Corey's right when he says it won't stack up to those speakers. I'd love to own some ADAM or say, the Genelec 1031a. I feel that even the AV40 / DX4 (same thing really) don't stack up to lower end passive speaker hi-fi.

Lol. Try stacking up speakers to your friend's $4,000 ATC bookshelves, or JMlab micro utopia's with no msrp, or gallo driven by amazing macintosh tube amps. It sucks being picky lol
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Originally Posted by coreyL;12411486 
Lol. Try stacking up speakers to your friend's $4,000 ATC bookshelves, or JMlab micro utopia's with no msrp, or gallo driven by amazing macintosh tube amps. It sucks being picky lol

Don't forget $$$$ speakers in a well designed listening room either wink.gif
Lots of science behind that. Large Uni leature theatres, town halls all take advantage of room acoustics.
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Don't forget $$$$ speakers in a well designed listening room either wink.gif
Lots of science behind that. Large Uni leature theatres, town halls all take advantage of room acoustics.

Lol. That's one of the things I need to learn. The science behind room acoustics.
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Lol. That's one of the things I need to learn. The science behind room acoustics.

I'd suggest getting more comfortable with that before trying to build a headphone. Even on an open design, you're going to have to pay pretty close attention to the acoustics on the earcups.
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I'd suggest getting more comfortable with that before trying to build a headphone. Even on an open design, you're going to have to pay pretty close attention to the acoustics on the earcups.

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Hello, i would like to join the club, i own Audio-Technica ATH-A700s
along with an Asus Xonar Essence STX.
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Anyone have any tips on headphones with 30db or higher noise attenuation? I have some HD 380's, but they are falling apart after a little over a year of 8+ hour a day use at work, in a machine shop.

I was going to get the Beyer DT770 M's, but reading the reviews at BH photo, they don't seem to offer good attenuation despite advertising 35 db frown.gif.
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I have triple fi's with comply foam tips that are rated at 26db and I can barely hear cars pass by me on the street. Can't think of any full sized headphones with those ratings off the top of my head though.
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Yeah, the problem with IEM's is they aren't very good for wearing 8 hours a day frown.gif. After 3 or 4 hours my ears start to get tired of them.

I've got some triple fi's also. They work just as good as the sennheisers, despite technically having a lower Db attenuation. Maybe UE is more conservative then sennheiser in their ratings.
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Originally Posted by Crazy9000;12416318 
Anyone have any tips on headphones with 30db or higher noise attenuation? I have some HD 380's, but they are falling apart after a little over a year of 8+ hour a day use at work, in a machine shop.

I was going to get the Beyer DT770 M's, but reading the reviews at BH photo, they don't seem to offer good attenuation despite advertising 35 db frown.gif.

Etymotic ER4P, one of the best isolating IEM.


In my opinion, building headphones is wayyyyyyyy more complicated than building speakers. Acoustics in an enclosure matter so much for headphones.
Edited by FearSC549 - 2/16/11 at 11:18pm
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