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Recommendation needed for noise-isolating headphones under $100

post #1 of 11
Thread Starter 

I'm looking for the best headphones under $100 that would serve me well on an airplane. I suffered with a pair of earbuds and quickly realized that I had to get something that would block out the airplane noise. I would go for a noise-cancelling type but I am afraid I would have to sacrifice sound quality to stay under $100.

I'm not ruling noise-cancelling out, I just don't know if there is something out there at this price-point that works well.

Any suggestions?

TIA

post #2 of 11

Do you mind a lot about bass? If not go for the the etymotic iems and their special sound signature

post #3 of 11
Thread Starter 

I like bass slam but I don't like mud.  I don't like bass at the expense of lower midrange detail.

Which ones in particular?

Oh yeah,extended-listening comfort is an important factor

 

post #4 of 11
Thread Starter 

Wow, no suggestions???

Yes,I know about the comprehensive list that breaks down the phones by price. I was just looking for some personal opinionsfrom people that have sampled a few that are up to date.

Anybody?

post #5 of 11

So you only want them for the airplane? How come if i am not too curious? you travel a lot?

post #6 of 11
Thread Starter 
Quote:
Originally Posted by Angelopsaro View Post

So you only want them for the airplane? How come if i am not too curious? you travel a lot?



Yes, pretty much just for airline travel.  I use an over the ear type for home (HD600) and seldom use headphones anywhere else except when travelling. I rarely travel but when I do, I want to be able to listen in sonic comfort.

 

post #7 of 11

Get an Etymotic MC5($59) or HF5($100). These IEMs  isolate very well.

post #8 of 11

JK1 suggestions are the best options regarding isolation. But take a look at westone 1 as well and Hisound Crystal. I had the Crystal for some days and i have to say that they are the most comfortable iems i had so far and isolation was really impressive. Sound is really capable as well. I sold them cause it seems i have some issues with ear pressure when iems isolate too much..

post #9 of 11
Thread Starter 

Looks like the Etymotics are more readily available and in my price range. I'll be checking them out.

Thanks!


Edited by blownrx7 - 1/24/12 at 7:24pm
post #10 of 11

How about IEMs that are good at noise-isolating in this price range but with more bass? Any suggestions?

post #11 of 11

The Atrio M5 MG7 seems to have plenty of bass and great isolation.  I am just going by the sources I referenced, I haven't heard it. They actually describe the bass as basshead, so it might have too much bass. It is around $160 though. If you want something cheaper, the Atrio X seems like it might fit the bill at around $60. I guess it doesn't have the clarity of the M5 MG7. I haven't heard it either.

 

 


Edited by JK1 - 3/4/12 at 8:23pm
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