Originally Posted by dweaver
My TF10 with Sony Hybrid Tips are extremely noise cancelling and sound great with classical music. The comfort is not super high but is pretty darn good once I figured out how to wear them but they are EXTREMELY detailed and have great bass and treble with a neutral midrange. The soundstage is better than alot of other IEM's I have but not huge or anything though.
Honestly, I feel that the TF10 with the Sony Hybrid tips leave something to be desired in the realm of isolation. They're not terrible by any means, but they isolate less than my Shure SCL4 with the olives did, for example. It depends on where I'm working, as I do a variety of jobs and some are right by some extremely noisy machines that require the operators to wear hearing protection (but not the rest of us who are right near by, oddly enough...) Though not terribly distracting, I can still hear a bit of noise during the quieter passages of music. In quieter parts of the plant, I can barely hear anything when there is no music playing, but I imagine the noise levels on a subway to be closer to the louder areas than the nice quiet spots.
Also, I think the TF10 are out of his budget anyway. Ebay prices have been rising as the excess stock of TF10s is being bought up. I do enjoy them with classical though.