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post #166 of 2733

So I'm debating on if I should rearrange my budget to allow for buying these before the end of the month, so I can use the Head-Fi coupon code they have for 14.4% off. The one thing thats keeping me from being completely sold is isolation. Has anyone used them on a bus (sitting towards the engine compartment in the back), and if so, how well do they isolate? How well do they isolate both ways? I've read reviews on the m80, but they're never quite clear on the isolation power.

 

Earlier I was coming home from campus and I sat down in front of someone on the bus. I had Pendulum's Immersion album playing full swing on my sr80i. Not long after I sat down, that person moved to the back of the bus and I'm fairly certain it wasn't because I smelt funny.

post #167 of 2733
They isolate others from you but are not isolating enough for the bus I think unless you turn them up.
post #168 of 2733
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Originally Posted by dweaver View Post

They isolate others from you but are not isolating enough for the bus I think unless you turn them up.


Ugh. Deal breaker. I've been spoiled by the SE215.

 

I'm back to the HD25s I 'spose...shame, I was amped about the mic. HD25 cups might actually cover my ears though so I 'spose its best for the winter.


Edited by Gilly87 - 11/15/11 at 8:26pm
post #169 of 2733
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They isolate others from you but are not isolating enough for the bus I think unless you turn them up.


Turn them up how far? I'd be driving them out of a 2nd gen ipod touch, and I'm not trying to get run over by a car nor go deaf in the process of trying to decently isolate myself.

post #170 of 2733
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Originally Posted by Clockmaker View Post

So I'm debating on if I should rearrange my budget to allow for buying these before the end of the month, so I can use the Head-Fi coupon code they have for 14.4% off. The one thing thats keeping me from being completely sold is isolation. Has anyone used them on a bus (sitting towards the engine compartment in the back), and if so, how well do they isolate? How well do they isolate both ways? I've read reviews on the m80, but they're never quite clear on the isolation power.

 

Earlier I was coming home from campus and I sat down in front of someone on the bus. I had Pendulum's Immersion album playing full swing on my sr80i. Not long after I sat down, that person moved to the back of the bus and I'm fairly certain it wasn't because I smelt funny.



I touched on that in my review and used a bus as an example. The M-80 won't isolate well against the low drone of a bus engine. The best headphones isolation wise that I have used would be as follows from best to worst:

 

Bowers And Wilkins P5

Beyerdynamic DT1350

Sennheiser HD 25-I-II Adidas

V-MODA M-80

iGrado

 

As for noise leakage the M-80 isn't half bad. You can have them turned up a good notch and you won't be bothering anyone.

 


Edited by DigitalFreak - 11/15/11 at 9:58pm
post #171 of 2733

Sorry I should have been more frank, I personally tried them on the C-Train once and that was enough to tell me to use my IEM's. They would be worse with the drone of an engine. I actually would just recommend a decent IEM personally.

post #172 of 2733
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Sorry I should have been more frank, I personally tried them on the C-Train once and that was enough to tell me to use my IEM's. They would be worse with the drone of an engine. I actually would just recommend a decent IEM personally.


X2

You can't beat IEM's when you're talking isolation I personally use Sony MDR EX600's with foam tips

 


Edited by DigitalFreak - 11/15/11 at 10:00pm
post #173 of 2733

Sony EX600, VSonic GR07, or JVC FXT90 would have your back for on the bus. If you want to keep your costs down further GR06 would set you back on $50 or if you want real isolation get the SE215 (not the best sounding but exceptional isolation).

post #174 of 2733
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Originally Posted by DigitalFreak View Post



I touched on that in my review and used a bus as an example. The M-80 won't isolate well against the low drone of a bus engine. The best headphones isolation wise that I have used would be as follows from best to worst:

 

Bowers And Wilkins P5

Beyerdynamic DT1350

Sennheiser HD 25-I-II Adidas

V-MODA M-80

iGrado

 

As for noise leakage the M-80 isn't half bad. You can have them turned up a good notch and you won't be bothering anyone.

 


 

Aw, that's disappointing. I looked through the ones you recommended and I don't really like any of those. The p5 looks nice and all, but is quite expensive and I've heard that it has comfort issues. The DT and hd25 both have split headbands, I don't like that.



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X2

You can't beat IEM's when you're talking isolation I personally use Sony MDR EX600's with foam tips

 


Yeah, I know that, but IEM's really aren't my thing. I've yet to find a pair of iem's that appeal to me.

 

post #175 of 2733
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I really want someone to take a snapshot of themselves wearing the M80 on their head, from a front view ( or even the back side of your head if you dont want to show your face idk ) but I would love to see if I am the only one who's head isn't shaped like a balloon :\

 

I mean, most other users I've spoken to about the headband say it does not leave a gap on the sides of their heads.  I feel odd and desperately want to see other people wearing this thing because I see gaps on everyones head I've asked to wear it, lol...if there are large large on the side of your head, its not portable to me.  No matter how I try to bend and alter the headband, you cant bend the solid pieces right above the Y connector over the earcups, they are just too solid and are at a sharp angle that causes me to look a bit like a satellite dish :[

 

 

 

I can't believe I'm actually gonna do this, but anyway. . .how's this:

 

 


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Edited by Louis8ball - 12/12/11 at 9:14am
post #176 of 2733

What a handsome fella :D

 

 

post #177 of 2733

sexy basterd indeed

post #178 of 2733

Wonder if I should have cropped out the face confused.gif

And just posted close-ups of the headband resting on my head. . .guess I could always go back and fix them. . .rolleyes.gif

post #179 of 2733

Too late, I saved the pictures for future blackmail :D

 

Glad to see you are not a mutant though.  There is quite a bit of space between your noggin' and the headband.

post #180 of 2733

 

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Too late, I saved the pictures for future blackmail :D

 

Glad to see you are not a mutant though.  There is quite a bit of space between your noggin' and the headband.

 

 

 

 

Well, the disguise must be working then --- cause, as you can clearly see, this is what I really look like:

 

FO3_super_mutant.png


Edited by Louis8ball - 12/12/11 at 9:27am
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