Originally Posted by givemevinyl
I hate to impose, but can anyone record the level of leakage from let's say 10 feet away while listening at moderate volume to rock music? Perhaps place an iPhone 10 feet away and use its recording app?
Or at least could someone tell me whether or not a 10-feet distance is far enough to not disturb others in a 1) quiet room, or 2) room with tv on?
I tried recording for fun, but frankly it's impossible to have any conclusions from it so I won't even share. Real life sounds much different.
I'd say you can listen 70-75dB(C) (measured with radioshack) without bothering anyone much in a quiet room. It's pretty subjective, but they don't leak that much IMO..
Just look at some measurements. My Aurvanas are actually pretty comparable. You can still hear some guitar riffs etc pretty far since attenuation starts only after 1khz (compared to really closed ones like DT770 @ 200hz..)