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Newb to headphones. How much sound leakage should I expect from an open headphone?

post #1 of 5
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Normally I listen to music all day ranging from george winston to pearl jam on my computer speakers.  At night, I also sometimes play FPS and other types of games on the computer.   Temporarily myself, and my family, have moved into a smaller apartment and I wanted to get headphones to not only drown out some of the noise while I work, but also still be able to use my computer (music and gaming) without disturbing others.

 

I have read that open headphones have sound leakage.  How extreme is this leakage? If I am in a small room surrounded by a bedroom with an open door and a bedroom with a closed door, are the occupants going to be able to hear what I am doing?

 

From what I have read open headphones have a better soundstage, which would probably be better for the gaming, but would love some advice from you experts?

 

I went into best buy today to listen to some open headphones, but the stuff they had wasn't that great and its so noisy in there I could not tell how bad the leakage was.

 

Thanks in advance.

post #2 of 5

depending on the thickness of the wall, nobody will probably hear you through the wall, unless if you play your music really loud, simple as that.

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What if an adjoining bedroom to the space I am in has a open door?

post #4 of 5

unless if you are putting your ear directly agaainst the door or the wall, then don't worry about others finding out

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Thread Starter 

OK thanks

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