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Looking for advice on heavy isolating IEM or closed head phones with strong bass?

post #1 of 6
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I've been reading and reading the threads on here, already bought my first over the ears headphones to see if I like them. Based on the reviews here I tried the cheap HTF600 Panasonic's and thats got me wanting more.

 

For years and years I've been using ER6i IEM's mainly because they fit under my motorcycle helmet really well and have enough isolation for riding bikes and for my loud shop. I'm on my second ER6i, and I'm being careful this time, afraid to loose them since I haven't found anything better under my motorcycle helmets. Recently I tried a set of Senn CX301's too and thats got me thinking I want some strong bass and a warm sound. Not enough isolation when I'm running my larger machines though and they are no good on the bike, but I get by with them in the shop because the ER6i is not that "fun" for me, but the isolation is very good.

 

So, I'm searching for warm phones with strong, fairly tight bass with the best isolation I can get. I would like both an IEM and a set of closed  isolating headphones with at least moderate detail and deep bass. I'm actually surprised how the $35 HTF600's perform, I didn't think they had much impact though. But, I'm coming from a moderate car audio background, I like my component speakers and my rides usually have the subs well powered. I like the warmth and the overall sound of the Panasonics, would like stronger hitting phones without high volumes. I do have an E11 amp and I mainly listen from Ipods, I like my old Nano 3rd generation when I'm working. I work in a LOUD shop with lots of pneumatic press activity. So noise isolation is vital.

 

My old ER6i's have the isolation, but I crave a warm fun sound with bass since I'm a fan of electronic and rock. But, I really listen to everything depending on the mood. I'm debating on trying to use some closed headphones while working if its not too hot, I could carry my little E11 to power something full size if I could get enough sound isolation.

 

Any advice for warm bass heavy isolating phones where there is enough detail to know what your listening too? I have large ears, I'm tall, my head needs a XL helmet etc. So shallow cups or tight clamping attributes don't appeal to me.

 

Thanks.


Edited by SSage - 1/23/14 at 1:07pm
post #2 of 6
What about the Senn CXs were no good on the bike? The isolation? Are you using the supplied rubber tips, or some other manufacturers tips?

I'd say the CXs, with Comply T400 large foam tips, isolate very well.
post #3 of 6
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Originally Posted by MrRodriguez View Post

What about the Senn CXs were no good on the bike? The isolation? Are you using the supplied rubber tips, or some other manufacturers tips?

I'd say the CXs, with Comply T400 large foam tips, isolate very well.

 

Yes, isolation is the issue. Didn't think about trying other tips. Not sure about foam though, never liked foam on my other IEM's. I'll check into some different tips though, thanks.

post #4 of 6

Hi,

 

You should consider Yamaha EPH-100. Really warm and forgiving with punchy mid bass but also very good sub bass. Also great detail across the spectrum. They provide very good isolation and include 5 different sized earpads so you can choose the one that fit better your requeriments. Also metal made and soft carrying case is included.

 

 

Best Luck!

post #5 of 6

Westone UMPro30.

post #6 of 6

atrio mg7 pro or whatever theyre on now. Long time forum boner deep bass iems. Ive had their cheaper series which i know is good for helmet use but i think the housing is the same on the mg7. Very lo pro you can hardly see them  Wire over the ear like shures. I remember them staying pretty well. Decent seal.

 

Also anything from shure should fit the bill. Probably about the best seal and isolation you're going to get

 

Also people do mention westone anytime isolation and motorcycle use is mentioned probably more reliably then anything else. So im guessing they're right up there with shure or even tops.

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