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As much as I love the sound of my D5000s, the complete lack of isolation is beginning to really bother me.
Headphone.com described them as "closed 'phones that compare to the best open models", but I think they are "closed" in name only. They do not offer one iota more isolation than the completely open K701s!

When it gets noisy in my apartment (upstairs neighbor having friends over, yard crew running machines, kids playing in the hall, etc., etc.), I find myself thinking of giving up the D5000s and going back to my DT770s. The isolation may more than compensate for the difference in sound quality.

If there are headphones out there that actually do live up to the description of "closed 'phones that compare to the best open models" (meaning really closed, not just nominally!), then I want them. If they are in the $1000+ range, however, that puts them out of my league!
post #557 of 562
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Not in my experience, no. Of all of the good sounding closed headphones, the Beyer DT770 isolate the best. Many closed headphones do not isolate all that much from OUTSIDE sounds. The Denons, and others, do not leak sound from the headphones out to the rest of the world, which make them good for using in a lot of work environments, or in bed when someone beside you is sleeping, but they don't really isolate that much.

This is one reason I use my Darth Beyers downstairs where the kids are often playing nearby - they give decent isolation.
post #558 of 562
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Originally Posted by intoart View Post

If there are headphones out there that actually do live up to the description of "closed 'phones that compare to the best open models" (meaning really closed, not just nominally!), then I want them.
Livewires?



Actually, I mean:

post #559 of 562
My Ultrasones is decent though not as good as the DT 770 PRO but close.

Is it even worse then the Audio technica A900 for sound leakage? Does it really not isolate outside audio more then the K701 and HD 650 for example . I don´t care if other hear my music but don´t want to hear my computer fans lol. But well I suspect I would still use my PRO 900 for movies and gaming and perhaps this if it makes music more fun and less cold and analytical
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Originally Posted by oqvist View Post
Is it even worse then the Audio technica A900 for sound leakage? Does it really not isolate outside audio more then the K701 and HD 650 for example
It does not isolate from outside sounds any better than the fully open K701s. (And I know, having owned both.)
post #561 of 562

Excellent review! I just got mine in the mail yesterday and they even sound great right out of the package and unamped (but hooked to a PCI-E soundcard, getting an amp though)! I'll agree with you on just about everything. They perform well in bass, mids, and treble but lean a little towards a bassier sound, which is exactly what I wanted. What really surprised me is just how OPEN they sound for a closed can! I'm also starting to realize why FLACs are so awesome as well as 320kps mp3s! With other headphones I would only hear a small difference between mediocre and excellent recordings, with these it is like night and day. The AHD 5000 will really shine for you if you feed them high quality audio. I spent a lot of time reading reviews such as this one to help me make an educated decision on my purchase and I'd like to thank all of you at Head-Fi for helping me find my perfect fit. These babies fit me like a glove!

post #562 of 562

This review made me buy D5000, absolutely loving every minutes of it. I'm not using any amp and I don't think I need an amp.

Thank you Skylab for Great review.


Edited by Tharbamar - 11/21/11 at 8:26pm
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