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Oh right. I didn't know this. I thought these were like the denon d2/5/7k range- Isolate like an open headphone yet are pretty good at keeping sound in. Do they leak that much?

I owned and returned a pair of Denon D7000's because they could not keep sound in. At medium-high levels of volume they leaked like a sieve and almost sounded like open cans to me.

 

SoundFreaq, just how well do the Signature Pro isolate? I share an office at work and have not been able to find a nice pair of closed cans that I can use here with how loud I ten to listen to music. Currently I fall back to my UM3X's but really want to move over to the full sized headphones when i am in the office just for ease of taking on and off when needed.

post #32 of 38
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Originally Posted by CantScareMe View Post

 

Oh right. I didn't know this. I thought these were like the denon d2/5/7k range- Isolate like an open headphone yet are pretty good at keeping sound in. Do they leak that much?

 

They are likened to the Denon cans as far as leakage goes. I guess there are differing opinions about how much they leak out. Most people think it's quit a bit. They would not be suitable for office listening at my place of work.... 

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I owned and returned a pair of Denon D7000's because they could not keep sound in. At medium-high levels of volume they leaked like a sieve and almost sounded like open cans to me.

 

SoundFreaq, just how well do the Signature Pro isolate? I share an office at work and have not been able to find a nice pair of closed cans that I can use here with how loud I ten to listen to music. Currently I fall back to my UM3X's but really want to move over to the full sized headphones when i am in the office just for ease of taking on and off when needed.

 

... but the Signature Pro for sure is a great office can. They are without a doubt the most isolating closed can I have ever experienced. Well the Edition 8 is on par. But they are definitely far above average. I sit in a cube with 4-foot walls and my cube-mate on the other side never hears me. I ask her to tell me, and I do not limit my volume when I get excited. The only ambient noise is the AC and the occasional passer-by or desk phone talker. 

 

They isolate better that the Ultrasone Hifi line which are considered to isolate very well. They isolate better than the Pro 900 by a long shot and any of my Sony's. They isolate in and out better than anything I have. I would think this is about as good as you can get without going IEM. 

post #33 of 38

Yea, you're right about difference of opinion on isolation. I guess it's us all listening at different volumes- at low volumes the denon's are great at keeping sound in, which actually is improved even further when you use, like I do, lawton leather pads. 

 

I classify the ultrasone sig pro as a true true isolating, closed, portable can as well. 

post #34 of 38

My prayer is that fostex would launch a more affordable, more isolating "900"...minus the fancy painting.

Anyone from fostex reading this???

 

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post #35 of 38
The sig pros are very good especially for portable use as that is what they were made for as well as some home use. I would also recommend the fostexs as they are good for portable use 2. I don't like the edition 8s I found them not in the league as the dogs and they were flashy. I would choose the sign because of you choose fostex than it is a good idea to use their portable amp which is a little pricey. You could choose fostexs with a different amp but I find it beneficial to use the amps that were made for headphones you have because you bring out the best of that can.
post #36 of 38
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You two seem to have very different opinions on the edition 8, do you think the sound varies in each product?

 

@ My ears are kinda big and the pads in the ath-m50 were too small for me. My ears didn't fit so they pressed against the pads. Is the space inside the pad of the signature pro smaller or bigger that the space inside the pads of the ath-m50?


I found the Sig Pro pads to be uncomfortable as well.  After about 45 min max I was looking for my Pro900's....................or better yet, my Denon D2000's.  Now that is comfort. 

 

The Denon D7000 would be my answer if you don't mind a bit of sound leakage. 

post #37 of 38

Two contenders..............

 

post #38 of 38
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I found the Sig Pro pads to be uncomfortable as well.  After about 45 min max I was looking for my Pro900's....................or better yet, my Denon D2000's.  Now that is comfort. 

The Denon D7000 would be my answer if you don't mind a bit of sound leakage. 

That's one of the reasons i let the Sig Pro go, i didn't find them comfortable at all, about an hour was my max.

To the OP i think the mad dogs sound exactly what you want, good isolation, prominent mids, subdued highes and fantastic comfort. That or accept a bit more leakeage and go for the TH600.

EDIT: Just realized this is an old thread bumped recently.
Edited by noxa - 8/5/13 at 12:44pm
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