Originally Posted by filipelli
so how much isolation do these give anyway? good for everyday portable use huh?
The Livewires are fantastic for portable use, and that's what I use them for. The isolation and comfort are brilliant, so if you're on a bus, train, or plane you'll have no problem enjoying your music at a volume level that won't destroy your ears, or disturb other passengers. These are easy to wear all day long if you need to.
Plus they look really cool. The sr60's on the other hand are my gaming phones, and never leave the pc. Unless "Biggles" fashion returns and people wear jodhpurs and cry out "Tally-Ho, Chipper Chaps!" I won't be seen dead wearing them in the street.
The Livewires are highly sensitive phones so my volume setting varies between 8-10 on my clix2. The bonus is longer battery life. When you first use the Livewires it is really important that you start with the volume setting at 0 and slowly find a comfortable level. You could accidently blow your ears with these things, if for example, you had been listening through hd580's, and then did a quick swap for comparison.
The downside to great isolation of course, is you could be instantly squashed by a juggernaut, because you couldn't hear it coming as you crossed the road. These things are too engrossing and need a warning label. Perhaps Earpeace should include a disclaimer with each set.