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Recommendation for noise isolating headphones £50-£80 budget

post #1 of 12
Thread Starter 

Hi guys,

 

I am going travelling soon, lots of plane time to endure. I am looking for a decent pair of headphones with sufficient noise isolation; my budget is £50 - £80. Currently I have a pair of Beyerdynamic DT770 Pros - I like the sound of them, could do with a slightly more powerful bass and mids and a more compact fit.

 

Any recommendations (supported by experience if possible!) would be appreciated. I am open minded brand wise!

 

Thanks.

post #2 of 12

What kind of music do you enjoy?

post #3 of 12
Thread Starter 

Various genres! Mostly jazz, drum and bass and some chart music.

post #4 of 12

I have not used these on a plane, but know of someone who does and is happy with the isolation, so I would recommend the Goldring NS1000. They isolate well even with NR switched off. Many NR cans do not work without NR powered up, so if you run out of batteries you are stuffed. They come in a nice travel bag which has space for an ipod classic as well and have an adapter to use on a plane. I presume it plugs into something there.

 

The sound is good through out the range and they have a nice level of detail and dynamic attack to them. I don't think you will be disappointed with the bass with NR off, they do brighten up with NR switched on.

 

The only negative is that they leak sound, so you would not be able to blast your music. Though the person i know who uses them on a plane has had no issues. The background noise may be enough to cover the leaked sound.

 

http://www.play.com/Search.html?searchstring=goldring+ns1000&searchtype=allproducts&searchsource=0


Edited by Prog Rock Man - 7/31/10 at 8:17am
post #5 of 12

Iems is a good alternative. Generally I use them for traveling. 

post #6 of 12

You might look at the ATH-M50 or SRH840. Both fold and are relatively compact. They have different sonic characteristics, but both isolate fairly well, with the SRH840 being the slight winner there.

But if you really want great sound and isolation go with an IEM (as said above). The Etymotic ER6i is within your budget. Sounds great and isolates very well.

 

shane 

post #7 of 12
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You might look at the ATH-M50 or SRH840. Both fold and are relatively compact. They have different sonic characteristics, but both isolate fairly well, with the SRH840 being the slight winner there.

 


Listen to shane, he owns the M50's and had the 840's. Both are also great models to throw on the list. 

post #8 of 12

Sorry guys, but what is the point in recommending headphones that are significantly over budget?

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Sorry guys, but what is the point in recommending headphones that are significantly over budget?


Not sure who you are talking to, but his top is £80. That's $125 USD, much more than what the M50 sells for around here (sorry, but I don't know the UK costs), which is just around $100.

It's also about the cost for the SRH840 as I've seen used, or perhaps just under what I sometimes see them for on sale. 

The Ety ER6i is under $100.

 

So, not sure what you mean by 'significantly over budget'. Please explain.

 

shane

 

post #10 of 12

Might be able to find the HD25-1 II in the OP's budget. I also suggest IEM's for travel. 

post #11 of 12


 

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Not sure who you are talking to, but his top is £80. That's $125 USD, much more than what the M50 sells for around here (sorry, but I don't know the UK costs), which is just around $100.

It's also about the cost for the SRH840 as I've seen used, or perhaps just under what I sometimes see them for on sale. 

The Ety ER6i is under $100.

 

So, not sure what you mean by 'significantly over budget'. Please explain.

 

shane

 


Hi Shane, based on UK costs, where the ATH M50 is £119 best price and the SRH840 is £128, that would put them significantly over budget. The Goldrings NS1000 is bang on budget.

post #12 of 12
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Originally Posted by Prog Rock Man View Post


Hi Shane, based on UK costs, where the ATH M50 is £119 best price and the SRH840 is £128, that would put them significantly over budget. The Goldrings NS1000 is bang on budget.


Got it... thanks.

Sorry guys, wish these were less expensive for you, they're both great.

 

shane
 

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