I am looking for a headphone for listening at a large cubicle shared with three other people.
Minimal leakage is needed so it does not bother the other folks as I tend to listening in mid to high volume.
I currently own:
- Audeze LCD-2
- Westone ES5
I purchased Westone ES5 several months ago, my first custom IEM, thinking that it would fit the bill. Well, the isolation is awesome and sure it sounds great.
However, it is missing soundstage, dynamic, etc that a full size headphone can bring.
The best I can describe, ES5 is NOT LCD-2.
If LCD-2 is a closed-back headphone, I would have been happy. Yes, I know that Audeze plan to come up with closed-back headphone however I don't plan to wait for it.
- Closed-back headphone that has minimal leakage
- Budget: $1000
I listen to many genres, from progressive rock e.g. Pink Floyd, Porcupine, metal, blues, acoustic, live performance, female vocals, etc.
Yes, I have been researching/searched this forum however I am overwhelmed with the choices. The popular models here appear to be ATX-W5000, D5000, T5p(above budget), ATX-W3000ANV (above budget), Fostex TH900(above budget).
I need your help to narrow down the search and/or introduce me to other models.
Let me repeat, minimal/no leakage is a must.