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I hope you don't flame me, but this thread already has more than 1 page, and it started asking for something, then changed the subject and now I just completly changed it again, so I'm starting a new one so that people don't feel like scrolling all the way down to the end on info that doesn't matter now
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anybody?
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I have experience with both Sennheisers and enjoy both quite a bit, but can't compare them to the others.

I would say get the 555s or 595s off of Amazon. Currently they have the

for $95, and the for $150, both of which are pretty good deals. The 555s on Amazon are even cheaper than the ones you linked on ebay. Given the choice I would definatly go with amazon.

Also, neither the 555s or 595s block out much sound on their own. Just putting them on I can hear everything almost normally. When playing music I can't hear very much but I'm sure there are better headphones for blocking out sound, however that doesn't really matter to me very much.

I have used my roommates bose QC15s before for noise cancellation. While they don't sound the best they do block out a surprising amount of sound, almost everything.
Edited by Xazen - 1/4/11 at 1:00pm
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I have the HD555s and imo, they sound like poop unless your in an absolute quiet area. The sound leakage and lack of reflection makes the sound less immerse. I'd stay away from open backs, sound is just...lacking. :/ When you cuff the HD555s they do sound loads better though, especially on the bass.

I'm no pro, but definately, for gaming and general music listening to (if you listen to a wide range of music) the HD555s is not the way to go.
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You wont get any noise cancellation with the Senns as they are both open backed. Both the DT770 and M50 will offer much better noise cancellation.
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^

correct



Also what's your music taste and how do you intend to use the headphone?
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I have the HD555s and imo, they sound like poop unless your in an absolute quiet area. The sound leakage and lack of reflection makes the sound less immerse. I'd stay away from open backs, sound is just...lacking. :/ When you cuff the HD555s they do sound loads better though, especially on the bass.

I'm no pro, but definately, for gaming and general music listening to (if you listen to a wide range of music) the HD555s is not the way to go.
i was deciding between the audio technica's ad700 and a700, open vs close. I want the ad700 but right now my head is right next to my antec 902 case and the fan's are annoyingly loud even on the lowest setting. Do open headphones block any sound at all. I have sennheiser hd201's and i can hear the fans with them on but it goes away and sounds fine with music on. So would case fans be annoying enough to stay away from open headphones?
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Thanks for your replys


I have received the HD555 and the HD595s as suggestions from another thread... I knew they were open cans, but I was told they did offer some noise blocking...
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Originally Posted by Xazen View Post
I have experience with both Sennheisers and enjoy both quite a bit, but can't compare them to the others.

I would say get the 555s or 595s off of Amazon. Currently they have the 555s for $95, and the 595s for $150, both of which are pretty good deals. The 555s on Amazon are even cheaper than the ones you linked on ebay. Given the choice I would definatly go with amazon.

Also, neither the 555s or 595s block out much sound on their own. Just putting them on I can hear everything almost normally. When playing music I can't hear very much but I'm sure there are better headphones for blocking out sound, however that doesn't really matter to me very much.

I have used my roommates bose QC15s before for noise cancellation. While they don't sound the best they do block out a surprising amount of sound, almost everything.

ebay. I said ebay, not amazon.
Thanks for the QC15s suggestions, but I couldn't find them for sale on ebay

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I have the HD555s and imo, they sound like poop unless your in an absolute quiet area. The sound leakage and lack of reflection makes the sound less immerse. I'd stay away from open backs, sound is just...lacking. :/ When you cuff the HD555s they do sound loads better though, especially on the bass.

I'm no pro, but definately, for gaming and general music listening to (if you listen to a wide range of music) the HD555s is not the way to go.
I should quote you on OP
That's why I want some noise blocking headphones

btw, by cuffing them you mean buying some cushions to replace the originals?

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You wont get any noise cancellation with the Senns as they are both open backed. Both the DT770 and M50 will offer much better noise cancellation.
Great. But which should I go for? the DT770s, the M50s or some other headphones?


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^

correct



Also what's your music taste and how do you intend to use the headphone?
I intend to use them confortably on my head, blocking external sound and leaving me alone inside with the good sounding noises I wanna hear

Sorry but can't be more especific than this
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i was deciding between the audio technica's ad700 and a700, open vs close. I want the ad700 but right now my head is right next to my antec 902 case and the fan's are annoyingly loud even on the lowest setting. Do open headphones block any sound at all. I have sennheiser hd201's and i can hear the fans with them on but it goes away and sounds fine with music on. So would case fans be annoying enough to stay away from open headphones?
I'm not worried about sounds.
I'm worried about noise... cars comming and going, children screaming and crying, fans, people talking, TV ons, etc. All that noise polution I hate
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Just curious, why are you only going for eBay and not Amazon?
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