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Headphones to keep the noise contained

post #1 of 10
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Ok. First of all I'm new here so hopefully my question will make sense.

I have 2 teenagers who love music (so do I), but my wife doesn't appreciate their music. So while we are in closed quarters, such as a car, my wife doesn't care for the tinny sound coming from their Ipod headphones. Can anyone recommend any headphones that would actually contain the music to the person wearing them?

Thanks!

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post #2 of 10
Welcome to head-fi, Art. The answer depends on how much you want to spend, whether your kids are willing to shove things in their ears, and what type of music they listen to. At any rate, the first thing that popped into my head was the AKG K 26 P, but there are certainly other closed headphones and IEMs that would suit your purpose.

By the way, exactly how loud are your kids playing their music that you can hear it leaking out of their ibuds?

-Angler
post #3 of 10
What angler said. IEM's are great for keeping music isolated, as well as closed headphones. What price range are you in, maybe we can help you choose the right one?
post #4 of 10
Any closed headphone or IEM will prevent noise from leaking out - there are dozens of choices. What's your budget?
post #5 of 10
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Originally Posted by angler31337

By the way, exactly how loud are your kids playing their music that you can hear it leaking out of their ibuds?
in a car no less. That kind of scared me.
post #6 of 10
some oem or iem

creative ep630, they look good and are portable
post #7 of 10
Beware of IEMs. Since they are teenagers, they have a tendency to blast music (me included). Remember to warn them not to blast their music while wearing IEMs or canalphones, or else they can get tinnitus and perhaps go deaf in the long run.
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Originally Posted by azncookiecutter
Beware of IEMs. Since they are teenagers, they have a tendency to blast music (me included). Remember to warn them not to blast their music while wearing IEMs or canalphones, or else they can get tinnitus and perhaps go deaf in the long run.
That's a good idea... but I don't really see how it applies more to IEMs than to any other type of headphone...

-Angler
post #9 of 10
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Originally Posted by angler31337
That's a good idea... but I don't really see how it applies more to IEMs than to any other type of headphone...

-Angler
I think it applies *less* with IEMs because you don't crank the music up as high because external sound is so well shut out. On the other hand, IEMs can be a pain in the *** to put in--I'm not sure all teenagers are up to the task. That's what *my* hearing specialist told me, anyway. And--for the record--that's why the buds that come WITH the Ipod are so dangerous.

I'd say IEMs are best for the hearing-protection factor (I certainly blasted my ears out when I was a teen) but facing the exact same situation at work I went with K81DJs because I *hate* IEMs.
post #10 of 10
Sennheiser HD 25 SP - excellent sound isolation both in and out.
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