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Hello, I  am looking for a device to block out as much as possible noise from people talking loudly, bird singing, announcements from the bus's speaker, heavy typist, traffic sound. Prince does not matter. Don't mind if it is in ear or headphone. Any suggestion?

post #2 of 11

in ear will do the trick. but what is your budget? I ask because there are several very good active noise cancelling headphones and one excellent active noise cancelling in ear. Unfortunately the really good active noise cancelling models are all expensive. Finally if you just want an in ear model to block out sound then go to the portables forum...

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In this case, budget is not a concern. If possible, I want almost or complete silent (ideally without even turning the music on)

post #4 of 11
The tri-flange of the Etys have a -40db block.
post #5 of 11
Unfortunately no solution will be completely silent especially with music turned off. I suggest you go to a Bose store and try their QC20 In ear and their best over ear active noise cancelling headphones. If those are not silent enough your only other options are a custom molded in ear or one of a hand full of higher end universal IEM's known for extreme isolation, possibly one of the Shure models or an etymotic model.
post #6 of 11
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Which model number is it?

post #7 of 11
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I tried the QC20i in several showrooms. It cannot block out the noise of people talking.

post #8 of 11
Thread Starter 
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Originally Posted by Happy Camper View Post

The tri-flange of the Etys have a -40db block.

 

Could you please let me know the model number?

 

I have been using the Shure 115 for a few  years. It is quite good but it cannot block out people who talk very loudly. Also, sometimes I feel pain in the ears after wearing it for awhile.


Edited by miko - 12/8/13 at 10:14pm
post #9 of 11
If you feel pain in your ears from the Shure model a triple flange tip might bother you but you can try.

I own the Etymotic HF3. All 3 HFx models are the same driver just different choices of microphone options. Note you can also use Shure foam tips with them and you can also buy custom ear tips as well. Please go to the etymotic website for more information.
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In terms of sound isolation and other aspects, is the Etymotic ER4PT better than the HF5 which is better than the HF3?

post #11 of 11
I believe they both isolate about the same. The ER models have matched drivers and offer a bit better sound I believe but isolation wise I think they are about the same. I would post this question in the portable thread though or ask to have this thread moved to that forum where it will be read by people who might not ever come to the full size forum.
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