OK, here is my predicament.. Recently I have been on a quest to find a quality set of headphones to workout with at the gym. In the past I have used any cheap headphones but really wanted to get some better sound quality. I purchased Monster iSports Immersion but really found them uncomfortable and none of the ear fins really fit my ears so I returned them.
Being that I am not a big sweater, I decided to purchase the Klipsch Image S4 since they are highly reviewed. Decided to take a chance on getting a non-sport headphones since I use them mostly for strength training and brisk walks on the treadmill.
Now to my problem.. My gym has a knack of blasting the music where I need to constantly battle between my music and the music they play at in the gym. I purchased the Klipsch because from reading the reviews it had very good noise isolation. Unfortunately, with the level of the music they play at my gym it seems they are winning out and really cannot get the full appreciation of the sound quality of the Klipsch because it is constantly battling with outside music.
I really do not want to workout with full size headphones, as I feel it is kind of geeky and really do not want to have these big cans on my head. Considering to maybe getting some smaller over the ears headphones.
Questions: Do you think closed over the ears headphones will provide better sound isolation than in canal ear buds. I have never used anything but IEM’s and would think they would provide more noise isolation than any over the ear headphones.
Since I have never had any over the ear headphones, I am interested in getting thoughts from those that have used both.