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Is there any IEM that doesn't isolate?

post #1 of 12
Thread Starter 
Is there a cheap headphone out there that fits like an IEM but doesn't isolate as much?

I plan on using one driver for when I'm at baseball games and I want to listen to the play by play on the radio, but I don't want one ear to be isolate and the other not. Earbuds don't work well with me, as they are very uncomfortable. I don't want to use cans either because I want it to be more discrete and portable.

Any suggestions?
post #2 of 12
i dunno, if something plugs your ear canal, you would think it blocks outside sound right?

something with a bad seal might work, but then the sound won't be as good.

or you can look at canalphones, which don't go as deep but still have to isolate
post #3 of 12
I remember hearing that the v-moda vibes had some sort of strange air hole. So they probably don't isolate all that well.
post #4 of 12
Thread Starter 
Hmm. I like the fit and feel of IEMs (they are pretty secure) but I don't want isolation at the games. Sound quality honestly doesn't matter at all, since these will be used from a little portable AM radio.
post #5 of 12
some people will recommend the yuin pk2s. higher quality earbud might be just what you need for lack of isolation and secureness.
post #6 of 12
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Originally Posted by yale.reinstein View Post
I remember hearing that the v-moda vibes had some sort of strange air hole. So they probably don't isolate all that well.
x2
post #7 of 12
x3 to the v-moda vibes, they specifcally have an air hole because they are not meant to 100% isolate music
post #8 of 12
Thread Starter 
The Vibes are too expensive but thanks for the suggestions. This is just for use with a portable AM radio only. They will get wet and dirty and I am probably going to have to recable them first anyway. Anything cheap or should I just get a pair of Coby or whatever cheap IEMs?
post #9 of 12
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Originally Posted by intoflatlines View Post
The Vibes are too expensive but thanks for the suggestions. This is just for use with a portable AM radio only. They will get wet and dirty and I am probably going to have to recable them first anyway. Anything cheap or should I just get a pair of Coby or whatever cheap IEMs?
You could try the JVC marshmellows then, they come fairly cheap and, at least for my ears, dont provide complete isolation

or like others have said, gvie the yuin pk3s a try
post #10 of 12
Thread Starter 
Hmm.. JVC Marshmallow? I might give it a shot. Good thing, because buying a Coby earbud would almost be blasphemy.. What would be really disappointing is if I liked them more than my SF5 Pro/SR225.
post #11 of 12
i think the marshmallows isolate way better than my hd25s...
post #12 of 12
JBL220, they are open in the back.
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