I want to buy some high quality earphones, but sound isolation is also an important factor. So am finally left with two choices. The SE535 and Westone 3.
Based on the specs of the SE535, the earphones have "noise attenuation" of 37 dB
Westone 3 earphones provide "up to 25 dB of noise reduction"
Does it mean that SE535 blocks out noise significantly better than Westone 3?
If indeed Shure's earphones block more noise, then I will get them. However, if they are identical in that regard, then I will probably pick Westone 3 because of the lower price.
There seems to be a debate about which one sounds better, so that's an added concern but there is some information about that, but no comparisons about their noise isolating properties.
I would greatly appreciate it if someone could shed some light on this matter.
Edited by digitalid - 7/22/10 at 10:06pm