I just can't use headphones that leak too much. Anyone got any other comments on em?
About to pick up the Logitech UE 6000. How bad is the leakage on it? Are they any other problems I should be aware of?
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I can talk only about the Bose and I wouldn't recommend it because it only works with batteries, however the sound is quite agreable and really comfortable.
I heard great things about the NC on Bose. However the sound is questionable.
Thanks. i will keep my eyes on the UE.
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I believe Bose has the best noise cancellation circuitry on the market. I've tried them numerous times (at the Bose store, in a noisy Best Buy) and they definitely do an excellent job of blocking noise. Having said that, they also hurt my ears; as in the frequency waves generated by the NC circuit seems to give me a headache. I would recommend you to try listening to them without music playing.
I have the UE6000 and can easily say the NC circuitry is nowhere near the Bose. Heck I've owned Monster Beats for a few weeks for fun and those cancel out noise better than the UEs. The UEs just cancels out SOME standing noise and that's about it. They also require quite a bit of power, even with the NC on. For example, I was on a plane and after having my laptop cranked to the max and the NC on (which also turns on the amplifier), I still couldn't quite make out some of the quieter passages of my movie. I had to switch to my Triple-fi's and then had to turn down the volume by a lot. One benefit to the UE6000 is that it works without the NC/amp circuit turned on. Downside is that you lose some bass and mid range impact (see next paragraph).
And re. that bump in impact, it's actually a little much for my tastes. And although it sounds perfectly good without it (i.e. NC/amp turned off), I find it's not as satisfying. Would've been absolutely perfect if they just dialed it down a little but for $199, I feel no other closed can can touch the UE6000s in that price range.