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post #31 of 35

Maybe something semi-open would be best for you, then.

post #32 of 35
It really just depends on how loud you listen.
post #33 of 35
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Originally Posted by Halonoonan View Post

Well here's my dilemma. I want headphones that I can wear while I'm at work when I'm on call. So I need them not to be so loud as to bother other people in the room next to me, but not to isolating that I can't hear my phone/pager.


Imagine playing music on your laptop or watching TV at a low to moderate volume. People in the next room will definitely notice, but it probably won't bother them, especially if there is ambient noise. Or imagine talking on the phone. It really depends on how loud you listen. Or you could just get closed headphones and then get accustomed to having your phone/ pager on vibrate. 

post #34 of 35
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Well here's my dilemma. I want headphones that I can wear while I'm at work when I'm on call. So I need them not to be so loud as to bother other people in the room next to me, but not to isolating that I can't hear my phone/pager.

 

I take it you have an office? Lucky b*tard lol, open plan is the flavour of the month where I live. The previous poster seems to suggest that open cans wouldn't be too much problem. But if you are concerned...

 

I have dt880 which are semi-open and they don't leak a huge amount but they might annoy someone if they were in the same room and they were that sort of person (not that that's a bad thing - i'm a kinda that kind of person haha).

 

In terms of metal though I think closed cans are better. I haven't amped my 250 ohm dt880 yet but as is Orchid is far inferior in terms of impact and detail on these cans than on my closed dt660. The dt660 isolates outside noise quite well though - possibly too much for your purposes. Of course the dt880 soundstage is significantly better.

 

Just letting you know what I've found but i can't really recommend what you should do as I'm too much of a noob.


Edited by Noob Meister Jr - 12/7/13 at 8:40pm
post #35 of 35
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Ha. No office for me. Just a small hospital call room with a bed and a desk.
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