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Looking for inexpensive noise isolating phones

post #1 of 9
Thread Starter 
My family is going on a trip, and my daughter will have her ipod plugged in much of the time. Hubby and I will want to listen to the music on the car system. Are there some inexpensive phones that will protect us from her music, and allow us to listen without bothering her?

Quality is not a very important issue for her.

Thanks.
post #2 of 9
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post #3 of 9
Also, if she's younger or has smaller ears I'd go with one that has sillicone ear sleeves. Usually you get three sizes of sleeves, including a really small one that may be better for a smaller ear than a one-size foam.

The only things to be careful about are volume of course. Make sure she's not listening too lould like a standard open earbud(which is bad for the ears).

And of course there's comfort. An age would have been helpful in the OP since a circumaural, closed can would be better for younger kids. Many adults have issues with the feeling of an in-ear fit. They feel weird at first but eventually you overcome it. But it may be harder for kids to get used to the in-ear fit.
post #4 of 9
Thread Starter 
Thanks for the replies. She is 13, and I do worry about the volume levels on the IEMs.

Are there any options for over the ear noise isolating? Or do they all cost a lot of money?

Thanks again.
post #5 of 9
Go to Walmart and buy the Maxell NI phone for her. The cost is below $40 and should provide better protection than those IEM. you can always yank this type phone off the ears instantly whereas you need to unplug the IEM one by one. Or you want to buy two pairs for yourselves?
post #6 of 9
If you want something really fancy and designed for kids, try the new Ultimate Ears' Loud Enough series, which is sold in Apple Store for $40.
post #7 of 9
IDK, $40 is quite a bit, since you can find similar products for less. Although those seem good since they have the sillicone tips which would work better for small ears.
They say for kids 8 and up but I wonder about giving earplug headphones to someone that young, especially with the volume levels.
post #8 of 9
Thread Starter 
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Originally Posted by jazzychu View Post
Go to Walmart and buy the Maxell NI phone for her. The cost is below $40 and should provide better protection than those IEM. you can always yank this type phone off the ears instantly whereas you need to unplug the IEM one by one. Or you want to buy two pairs for yourselves?
That sounds about right. I'll check them out. Thanks very much.
post #9 of 9
Quote:
Originally Posted by jazzychu View Post
Go to Walmart and buy the Maxell NI phone for her. The cost is below $40 and should provide better protection than those IEM. you can always yank this type phone off the ears instantly whereas you need to unplug the IEM one by one. Or you want to buy two pairs for yourselves?
What kind of headphone is the Maxell NI? I tried a Google search and came up with nothing. Is it an around the ear can? If it's an earbud or an on the ear phone it won't provide better protection than an IEM.

Closed around the ear cans and IEM/canalphones are the best for protection.
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