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post #1 of 14
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Hey guys. I was thinking about my summer build about college, and I was looking at different headphones and such. I notice that many of the good ones are open backed, however I am really concerned about the sound leakage.

Seeing as I'm gonna be in a dorm room, I can't really bother my roomate or other people with sound leaking out. I can't really test this however, so thats why I bring this inquiry to you guys

So basically, what is the sound leakage like? Is it loud and noticeable?
From something like 555s or AD700s.

Will it bother other people around me?

Thanks in advance.
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post #2 of 14
I have the HD555s and it sounds like its coming from a speaker lol, but ITS AWESOME! haha
post #3 of 14
Unless you're listening to something extremely loud it shouldn't be an issue.
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post #4 of 14
I find its clear as day with my 555's

when i leave them on my desk they can double as portable speakers
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post #5 of 14
They can get loud for sure, enough to annoy people.
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post #6 of 14
Sound leakage can be very bad on AD700s and HD555s. Other people WILL hear what you are listening to. If I max volume I can set my headphones on my desk and pretty much listen to them like speakers lmao.

If you keep them low/moderate they shouldn't be too big of a problem though.
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post #7 of 14
In a quiet studying area with low background noise it WILL be an issue.
post #8 of 14
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Hmm.......might have to go with closed then. Thanks guys.
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post #9 of 14
Just go with the Audio Technica A700s if you wanted the AD700s, basically the same headphones, well, Im pretty sure exactly, but its closed so the soundstage is a bit narrower.
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post #10 of 14
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Yea I was looking at those. I was also looking at the JVX HARX900.

Any other ones I should look at? Thing about headphones is you don't have to worry about something new coming out like other PC parts So I can start my research now lol.
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