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Thanks! I didn't know that xD

Any recomendations on what to get under 250? or (350 for sennheiser brands because I can get a discount on those)

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Lol, it looked like I was giving advice, but really I was responding to advice.
I meant 'i' can't demo anything.

Actually, you can if you have a credit card. Amazon (either Amazon itself or fulfilled by Amazon) and places like Crutchfield and B&H Photo have good return policies. You could always order two and return one (just keep the headphones and packaging mint). The $10 or so in return shipping is worthwhile demo fee.
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Thanks! I didn't know that xD

Any recomendations on what to get under 250? or (350 for sennheiser brands because I can get a discount on those)

Sorry, I'm not sure what to get under $250. But when it comes to NC, the bose qc15 is probably the most known specifically for the NC Though this doesn't mean it covers everything such as voices next to you- you'll be able to hear people speak from what I've heard but won't hear ambient noise. So it'd be best to do a demo before you decide if they're worth it or not. 

 

Be weary that when you go NC, it tends to sound rather unnatural compared to passives because of the waves generated by the NC chip cancelling the sounds outside (generates an inverse wave). So if you're going cheaper or for music, you might want to go passive.

 

Otherwise, the search bar and google are your best friends. 

Hope this helped you in some way. 


Edited by MrViolin - 5/28/13 at 8:58pm
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If you can go IEMs instead of NC headphones, Etymotics will beat any other noise cancelling out there, NC or not.

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You'll find when you get an amp for them they'll be driven plenty well enough. By leaking from the ipod do you mean sound physically comes from your ipod or leaks from the headphones? If it's the latter then that's completely normal for open back headphones.

Yes, the sound physically leaks from my iPod Touch!!! I know that the sound leaks from the open back headphones but it's strange that it leaks from my iPod as well. Trouble, eh?

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You'll find when you get an amp for them they'll be driven plenty well enough. By leaking from the ipod do you mean sound physically comes from your ipod or leaks from the headphones? If it's the latter then that's completely normal for open back headphones.

Yes, the sound physically leaks from my iPod Touch!!! I know that the sound leaks from the open back headphones but it's strange that it leaks from my iPod as well. Trouble, eh?

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Your post provides an excellent example of why newbies should read the buyers guides (and other pieces) linked in the opening post of this thread.  One or more of those guides discusses the difference between open (they leak sound and don't isolate well, if at all) and closed cans.  They cover which cans need or might need an amp.  They also cover other key issues.

Well I am not saying that I'm dissatisfied with the headphones I bought because they leak sound. I did a research here just to know that open back headphones sound better and I am going to use it when I'm home or alone, etc. So they serve my purpose. What i meant was that the sound leaks physically from my iPod Touch and it happens only when  I connect my HD 598! 

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Well I am not saying that I'm dissatisfied with the headphones I bought because they leak sound. I did a research here just to know that open back headphones sound better and I am going to use it when I'm home or alone, etc. So they serve my purpose. What i meant was that the sound leaks physically from my iPod Touch and it happens only when  I connect my HD 598! 

 

You mean sound comes out of the built-in speakers on your iPod?

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You mean sound comes out of the built-in speakers on your iPod?

 

Yes Siree!!

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Yes Siree!!

 

Let me guess, you have a case or something on your iPod and the headphone jack isn't able to fit in snugly?

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Let me guess, you have a case or something on your iPod and the headphone jack isn't able to fit in snugly?

Nay, I don't have a case. It's just that this specific headphone does that. I tried connecting to my smartphone and there is no such leakage. Only with iPod. :( 

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Your post provides an excellent example of why newbies should read the buyers guides (and other pieces) linked in the opening post of this thread.  One or more of those guides discusses the difference between open (they leak sound and don't isolate well, if at all) and closed cans.  They cover which cans need or might need an amp.  They also cover other key issues.

Well I am not saying that I'm dissatisfied with the headphones I bought because they leak sound. I did a research here just to know that open back headphones sound better and I am going to use it when I'm home or alone, etc. So they serve my purpose. What i meant was that the sound leaks physically from my iPod Touch and it happens only when  I connect my HD 598! 


It will happen with any open can and to a (usually significant) degree with semi-open cans.

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Let me guess, you have a case or something on your iPod and the headphone jack isn't able to fit in snugly?

Nay, I don't have a case. It's just that this specific headphone does that. I tried connecting to my smartphone and there is no such leakage. Only with iPod. :( 


How do you connect it?  The HD 598 comes only with a 1/4" plug.


Edited by KG Jag - 5/29/13 at 8:06am
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I think that you will have to look elsewhere.  The DT 880 is bright and the HD 600 is not airy.  Read more about both (and other quality cans) here:

 

http://www.head-fi.org/t/634201/battle-of-the-flagships-57-headphones-compared-update-ultimate-ears-uerm-added-4-14-13

That review mentions the 600 Ohm version of the DT880s. Might they have smoother treble than the 250 Ohm one? They were my primary consideration as I don't dislike the DT770s, I just want them to be airier with far less bass.

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I would encourage you to demo a few different headphones and be cautious about over relying on the generic criticism. Based on testimonials, I thought the Grado SR225i would be too bright for me, but they are not, whereas the DT880s and Q701s were both a little too bright. Because the treble is different on each of those, could be one would be a good fit for you and the others not. Part of it will also depend on how loud you need to listen to them to get a satisfying volume. For me the Grados are good because the stronger mids means I'm happy with them at lower volumes than some other headphones I've tried.

 

Thanks for the advice. I do love the look of Grados, and they seem perfect for me. Are they around the ear by any chance? I can't tell from the pictures. With glasses I find on the ear headphones very uncomfortable.

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How do you connect it?  The HD 598 comes only with a 1/8" plug.

Oh I got a 3.5 mm adapter with it which I use to pair it with an iPod and a computer. But well now it has been sorted. I took it to my dealer and he gave me another 3.5mm adapter which WORKS fine. Issue solved. Sorry if I made you scratch your head for a while! 

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