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post #1 of 9
Thread Starter 

Good day everyone,

I am having hard time finding some good headphones for a reasonable price. I need an advice. I d like to buy headphones that isolate well (I want to listen my music mostly outdoors on noisy streets), have decent sound quality and great comfortability. My budget is kinda tight. I am willing to spend like 100 €-120 € max. 

 

Thanks.

 

 

 


Edited by Jakubino - 3/22/12 at 1:22pm
post #2 of 9

Try some audio Technica ATH-M50 headphones.  They are well worth the $150 US price tag and one of my favorites in the price range.

post #3 of 9

Headphones that isolate well aren't comfortable. They either clamp with plenty of force, or they have large plastic earpads that cause ears to overheat. Changing the earpads to velour ones increases comfort, but decreases isolation. You should instead think about getting an earphone that isolates well, such as the Etymotic HF5 or MC5.

 

The Sennheiser HD25-1mk2 headphone isolates well, however it has great clamping force.

 

Be careful when using isolating headphones and earphones, and crossing traffic intersections.

post #4 of 9

I'm wearing HD25s now. They're extremely comfortable - as you'd expect from phones designed to be worn all day by professionals. The problem is that most people don't know how to adjust them properly and never experiment - they assume that a lot of clamping force is needed, but in reality it isn't. Put them on with the double bands pushed together, adjust the ear cups positions so the drivers are with your ears, then push the bands apart until the phones won't move about significantly if you shake your head violently. That's it. Don't tighten any more than this. You'll feel a little pressure on your ears occasionally, but certainly not the head-clamp mis-wearers talk about.

 

But the European price probably puts them out of the OPs range.It might be worth stretching, because they're superb hw, unusually long lasting, and user repairable - all the components can be bought as spares.

post #5 of 9
Thread Starter 

Well, yeah, I am aware of that (isolating headphones arent very comfrotable)

It doesnt need to be isolating THAT well. But I dont want to hear every single person  around me talking in tram. Anyway, I am going to check all those headphones you have guys advised me and I will tell you how I have decided.

 

EDIT : I have checked these headphones and I like them, but they are quite expensive. (160 € in Europe...dammit)

 

EDIT2: I have really liked those Sennheisers. Do you know anything similar to them and cheaper then them? I really doesnt have to isolate well, But It really would be nice to not hear people while listening to music ( i usually listen to loud music that leads me to the fact, that I would prefer  headphones with low sound leakage)

 

EDIT3 : I like these : Sennheiser hd449 , But I am not sure if they are worth it. I have read lots of reviews, and some say, that they dont isolate at all, some say that they dont isolate well...Any experiences with these?


Edited by Jakubino - 3/22/12 at 10:30pm
post #6 of 9
Thread Starter 

Just bumped onto some headphones on the internet : Denon AH D310

Denon AH D510
Brainwavz HM3
Koss UR50
 
Any idea if they are good?
 
EDIT : Yes, and i forgot to list what music I listen to. I listen to punk most of time, but also I get really ska-ish or electro-ish pretty often. Not an electro expert so I am not able to tell more precisely what sub-genre I listen to, but I like Mindless Self Indulgence, Prodigy and Pendulum

Edited by Jakubino - 3/23/12 at 10:54am
post #7 of 9
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Originally Posted by Jakubino View Post

Just bumped onto some headphones on the internet : Denon AH D310

Denon AH D510
Brainwavz HM3
Koss UR50
 
Any idea if they are good?
 
EDIT : Yes, and i forgot to list what music I listen to. I listen to punk most of time, but also I get really ska-ish or electro-ish pretty often. Not an electro expert so I am not able to tell more precisely what sub-genre I listen to, but I like Mindless Self Indulgence, Prodigy and Pendulum



d310 vs d510...it would be the former...coz the 510 aren't special just ..  what can i say...its a bit waste of money  ,.......just the same thing  with better housing............510 are not well for the price.........the 310 are quite balanced,,,,nice soundstage  and loud enough for killing your ears...

the electro experience is good for 50$ in 310

but a bit of surprise they are not supra nor circumaural,,lands between both.Denon markets it as circumaural............but i dont find the size to be such....anyway its lightweight and PORTABLE  and construction is good..so a warning for the big ear buddies.

 

post #8 of 9

Are you not wanting maybe an IEM? They are portable and isolate well.

post #9 of 9

you should try iems like re0....they will give you a run for your money

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