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post #2011 of 37451
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Originally Posted by Chaay View Post



 


I read so many different answers! Some people say it's not a big deal, but others say with open headphones you can clearly hear everything when they sit next to you.
 
Last month I was on vacation in Florida. One of the people I was staying with walked around with a pair of headphones that you could the lyrics too pretty clearly and loudly. Though I think its just because he had the volume up very high, I don't have any headphone experience at all so I don't know what the reality is.
 
Surprisingly, video reviews don't show examples of noise isolation and sound leaking. I'm not the kind of guy that blasts his volume, and I hardly ever listen to music, but a moderate volume level should do fine.


If they sit right next to you, then yeah they'll be able to hear everything, which makes the open back headphones bad for the library.

 

However, if your roommate is across the room from you it shouldn't be too bad.

 

Also, I'm not sure how easily one could show the sound leakage of the headphones. When I get my AD900's tomorrow I could attempt to do a video showing the leakage, though I'm not sure how much it'd help...

post #2012 of 37451
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If they sit right next to you, then yeah they'll be able to hear everything, which makes the open back headphones bad for the library.

 

However, if your roommate is across the room from you it shouldn't be too bad.

 

Also, I'm not sure how easily one could show the sound leakage of the headphones. When I get my AD900's tomorrow I could attempt to do a video showing the leakage, though I'm not sure how much it'd help...


Thank you for the offer, but realistically I guess it would be hard to show sound leakage.

 

Since I will have a campus job for spending money, I think I will go with closed cans to be on the safe side and pick up the AD700s later if its OK.

 

The A700/900s look nice but it's breaking the bank, my ideal budget is $30-$70 maxing out at $100, basically just entry-level headphones with a good soundstage for gaming.

 


Edited by Chaay - 8/12/11 at 3:05pm
post #2013 of 37451
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Originally Posted by Chaay View Post




Thank you for the offer, but realistically I guess it would be hard to show sound leakage.

 

Since I will have a campus job for spending money, I think I will go with closed cans to be on the safe side and pick up the AD700s later if its OK.

 

The A700/900s look nice but it's breaking the bank, my ideal budget is $30-$70 maxing out at $100, basically just entry-level headphones with a good soundstage for gaming.

 


You could always get these:

 

http://www.monoprice.com/products/product.asp?c_id=108&cp_id=10823&cs_id=1082302&p_id=8323&seq=1&format=2

 

and then let me know how they sound.biggrin.gif

post #2014 of 37451
Different headphones leak differently. Grado is the worst, you can hear them all the way across a house, open Ultrasones are second worst. Audio Technica's open phones are some of the least annoying.
post #2015 of 37451

PC 360s are $177.85 on Amazon right now.

post #2016 of 37451

should i buy the astro a40 or turtle beach hpx

post #2017 of 37451
Neither, headphones marketed as "gaming headphones" are rarely up to the quality of audiophile headphones.
post #2018 of 37451

I already know that the ad700 is on the way and i will do the mic mod with that  but i want a headset with a mic. 

post #2019 of 37451
Sennheiser and Beyerdynamic have headsets with mics. I would check those out. I believe the Beyer is bases on the 770s.
post #2020 of 37451

haha i was looking for something cheaper a40 or hpx if you had to choose 

post #2021 of 37451

HPX.

post #2022 of 37451
Ad700 + mic mod = headset
What's the point of an A40 or HPX?
post #2023 of 37451

W Did anyone ever decide if any decoders were better than the other from a sonic point of view? i.e. stronger amping capabilities, lower noise floor, etc. I know for a fact that the DSS is not a noise free device as I can almost always hear the noise floor when I try it with music. For this reason I've always felt maybe the HK receivers would probably be the best option for DH, price notwithstanding.

 

-Daniel

post #2024 of 37451
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I would love to own one, as I rarely use chat functions on my Mixamp (save a few days of CoD fests with friends). Maybe one day.
post #2025 of 37451

I'm in the process of repairing an HK AVR 354 right now. If I get it working I'll report back. There seems to be some confusion because HK says it is Dolby Headphone version2-but apparently that is what the Mixamp uses so I'm not to worried. Next order of business is getting a Yamaha for Silent Cinema to try with movies, and with games just to see if it can compete lol.

 

-Daniel

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