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Need help finding a decent pair of on-ear headphones that I can use for an office environment

post #1 of 14
Thread Starter 

Hi all,

 

As the title says, I'm looking for a good pair of on-ear headphones usable in an office environment.

 

Looking for(in order of importance):

-Sound quality - Of course the most important, but my price range is limited to 300.

-Comfort - I want something I can wear for hours at a time

-Non-obstructive in size - I don't want to look like I'm drowning in my headphones while at work

-Quality build - Need something durable, I'll be traveling with it in my pack to and from work.

-Isolation - I don't want sounds to bleed out

 

Beyond that I'm not sure.

 

Thanks for the help!

post #2 of 14
Sony mdr 1r are super comfy headphones and are more portable

NAD VISO HP50 are wonderful headphones

Denon ah d600 are pretty good but are a little bulkier

Philips fidelio X1 is excellent but is open back (but sound leakage is not that bad - so u less ur rly close to someone else they wont actually hear u)

Do some research. See what sound signature is for you smily_headphones1.gif
post #3 of 14

Hi,

 

You should consider Beyerdynamic DT1350. I own Philips Fidelio M1, confort, isolation and built quality is very good, their sound signature is pretty dark, not my cup of tea.

 

Best Luck!

post #4 of 14
Thread Starter 

Thanks for the suggestions, I'll spend sometime looking into them. Maybe I can find a couple of them in a store to test... but it seems like they only really have the trendy headphones in stock, like beats.

post #5 of 14

i use HD25's at work myself. durable, plain looking headphones that doesn't attract attention...

post #6 of 14

i mainly dont recommend the HD 25's cuz i find them a bit uncomfortable

post #7 of 14
I know it's not what the OP requested, but I always recommend good IEMs for this scenario. Shure, Westone, Etymotic, etc. Better all the way around - better sound, better isolation and, if you can get used to IEMs, more comfortable (IMHO) than on-ears.
post #8 of 14
I feel like an offce wont be noisy enough that you need iems, but it works well too
post #9 of 14
Depends on the office. Try sitting next to a Sales call center... redface.gif
post #10 of 14

:popcorn:

post #11 of 14
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Originally Posted by billybob_jcv View Post

Depends on the office. Try sitting next to a Sales call center... redface.gif

 

ahhh hahah true. I'm still a student so all the offices i go to are with people ready to interview you, so everyone's dead quiet. Either that or my father's office which is pretty quiet too haha.

post #12 of 14
Our call center is about as bad is it gets. There are about 50 people in cubes, all on the phone with customers that are primarily senior citizens. Luckily, I have my IEMs and an office with a door!! beerchug.gif
post #13 of 14
Thread Starter 

I actually have (or had) a nice pair of IEMs, the Sennheiser IE8's, but they're missing in action... So while I'm hoping they'll reappear, I figure I can pick up some on-ears instead of IEMs. If they do reappear than I'll have a set of nice IEMs and on-ears. It's Murphy's law, if I pick up another set of IEMs I know the IE8's will reappear haha.

post #14 of 14

The IE 8 as far as i know has stopped production and has been replaced by the IE 80.

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