I take the subway everyday, which is pretty damn noisy, and find myself enjoying them in that environment as well. The isolation is good, better than most circumaurals I think. Almost as good as the HD25/Amperior. The bass is punchy and impactful and it works very well in that environment.
Check out the Yamaha thread, I just posted some impressions there. It's not like me to hype up any headphone but the Yamahas do so many things right. It's the first time I've been sure about a headphone being a keeper. And usually the more expensive a headphone is, the more critical I am. I feel that I got my money's worth.
You have me sold just from what you say! I will be keeping an eye out on the price of these Yamahas
Not a name that springs to mind wrt headphones but you can't deny their heritage.
£210 from SLR Hut. Tempting price!
Edited by jayp266 - 2/13/13 at 2:41am