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Right now I have Sennheiser HD 555, but I'm uneasy about taking them snowboarinding/skiing. Figured I'd buy the hd 515 or some other closed headphone like the 202. Can anyone with experience tell me if open air headphones will sound alright in the wind or if I should go with closed?

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you'll be able to hear every noise you would hear without headphones. it would be much better to get closed headphones. I'd recommend the HD 280s if you're wanting good sound quality but fairly cheap
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Originally Posted by Jspoon View Post
you'll be able to hear every noise you would hear without headphones.
I said I own a pair of 555's which are open dynamic, so I know what I can hear and what I can. What I don't know is if in windy conditions there would be a whistling.
Edit: I think I'll just try it out. It's kinda windy today so I should be able simulate going down the slopes.

Edit 2: If anyone wanted to know I just went outside with my HD555 in about 20-25mph gusts and there was no whistling or any sound from the wind.
Edited by WoodyHD - 12/27/10 at 8:35am
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They'd get ruined if you got any snow in the open back of the headphone, using any open headphones outside at all is a bad idea IMO.
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