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post #16 of 22

For your needs (just blocking out housemate noise) most open headphones will do the job. Isolation only becomes an issue for me on public transport or walking down a street with a lot of traffic, or environments where you don't want others to hear your music in the same room.

post #17 of 22
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Originally Posted by EddieE View Post

For your needs (just blocking out housemate noise) most open headphones will do the job. Isolation only becomes an issue for me on public transport or walking down a street with a lot of traffic, or environments where you don't want others to hear your music in the same room.


Huh? Open headphones don't block any noise. Boosting the volume to cover the noise is not a good idea.
 

 

post #18 of 22
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Hello Everyone! 

 

 

  • Good bass response (like the sennheiser HD 201)

Uh, what? I had these and I never thought they had great bass response. Perhaps with an extraordinarily powerful amp with a bass boost circuit they might....lol.

post #19 of 22
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Uh, what? I had these and I never thought they had great bass response. Perhaps with an extraordinarily powerful amp with a bass boost circuit they might....lol.



That's just what I thought when I first saw it, so I hesitated to recommend anything considered truly bassy. If the OP thinks the HD201 is bassy, just imagine what the HFI-580, XB500, or LCD-2 would do to them.

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That's just what I thought when I first saw it, so I hesitated to recommend anything considered truly bassy. If the OP thinks the HD201 is bassy, just imagine what the HFI-580, XB500, or LCD-2 would do to them.


Okay I can see what you are thinking. What I was meaning to explain is that I don't want the bass to be lesser than the HD 201. 

I like the amount of bass in my Porta-Pro's and Senn CX 300 II. 

 

I sort of got that feeling that some of the high end headphones havn't got that much bass but more clarity. 

 

post #21 of 22
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Huh? Open headphones don't block any noise. Boosting the volume to cover the noise is not a good idea.
 

 


You shouldn't have to boost volume to cover noise like housemates in other rooms of the house, just have small speakers between you and them should do the job. If I'm wearing my open headphones and listening at a normal volume I'll often miss when someone is calling my name in the same room.

 

You only really need closed headphones for noisy traffic, public transport etc. Or if you don't want people in the same room as you hearing the leaking noise.

post #22 of 22
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You shouldn't have to boost volume to cover noise like housemates in other rooms of the house, just have small speakers between you and them should do the job. If I'm wearing my open headphones and listening at a normal volume I'll often miss when someone is calling my name in the same room.

 

You only really need closed headphones for noisy traffic, public transport etc. Or if you don't want people in the same room as you hearing the leaking noise.


Agreed.  Even with open headphones playing at fairly low volume, I can't really hear anything that's going on in the house unless it's obscenely loud.  And there aren't any doors between my listening area and the main living area; just a staircase and a bit of floor.

 

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