I'm looking for the best noise isolation headphone money can buy (Budget is about 400$ - but less is more than welcome).
They are for use at work, so they have to be comfortable to use for hours on end and they need be somewhat stylish as I sit in a gigantic open-office space where everyone can see everyone (yikes!).
Some of my co-workers have noise-canceling headphones (Beats, Bose, etc.) and I browed most of them to test them out, but I really don't like the sound the often produce - sounds like you're sitting in a submarine and the sound is notably changed when NC in engaged.
So, instead I'm looking for some great sounding headphones that have really good noise isolation.
For reference I've tried on the B&W P7 and they have great isolation, but I didn't find them that comfortable.
I've also tried the Denon D600, but they looked extremely big on my head.
Recap of things I'm looking for:
- Budget is max $400
- Great noise isolation
- Not noise cancelation
- Great sounding
- Comfortable for long continues use
My own shortlist as of now:
- Sony MDR-1R or MDR-1R MK2 (haven't tried them yet)
- Sennheiser Momentum (haven't tried them yet)
- B&W P7
- Sony MDR-7520 (haven't tried them yet)
- Sennheiser HD 280 Pro or HD 380 Pro (haven't tried them yet)
- Wait for one of the newer Sennheiser HD8 or HD7
Any suggestions are more than welcome.
Thanks in advance.
Edited by MarsNielson - 1/18/14 at 3:22am