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Good NON - noise isolating earbuds

post #1 of 4
Thread Starter 

A friend of mine recently asked me if I knew any good not noise isolating earbuds, and I wasnt quite sure. SO i decided to post here if thats ok. I may buy some for myself because its quite dangerous to wear by klipsch or gr07s out in the public where i should be paying attention.

The only answer I was able to give my friend was to get the Bose Ie2s which it seems he already has, but he doesnt like the soundquality and wants to upgrade.

Any suggestions? deeply appreciated 

Thanks

Nusho

post #2 of 4

The Stax in-ears shouldn't isolate much at all if that is his cup of tea.

Else, there are some audiophile earbuds which I have no experience with like Yuin for example. Try searching around.

post #3 of 4

It depends on how much your friend is willing to pay and if he's prepared to use a headphone amp for the earbuds.

Yuin has got some great earbud models. I personally don't like to be forced to use a headphone amp so I don't have the Yuin PK1, but there are many who love those. The Pk1 are a bit difficult to drive which is why you need to use an amp to get them to sound the best. I've got the PK2 and PK3 and those are really good for the price.
For the best overall earbuds, I would recommend Sennheiser MX985. They will cost around $100-150 and they sound really really good. The older model MX980 is about the same as the MX985. The Sennheiser earbuds might be a bit big for some, though.

I'd recommend you or your friend to check out the earbud threads here on Head-fi.

post #4 of 4
Thread Starter 

Thanks for all the replies! Where do you get the Stax In Ears by the way? I never knew they made in ears!

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