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Best IEM for keeping noise IN

post #1 of 7
Thread Starter 

I work in a small office environment, it is generally very quiet in here and I'd like to get some IEMs that don't bother those around me. Do noise isolation IEMs work in both directions, or do they only prevent noise from going out?

post #2 of 7

Unless they`re vented in which case sound leakage depends on vent size and how loud you like your music.

post #3 of 7
Thread Starter 

Thanks for the info guys, much appreciated. Any suggestions for non-vented in the $50 or less range?

post #4 of 7

Etymotic IEMs have some of the best isolation (both directions). You can find some in your price range here: http://www.head-fi.org/t/478568/multi-iem-review-310-iems-compared-dunu-dn-1000-added-02-12-14-p-862

post #5 of 7
I'm after the same thing; iems that keep the music in and don't disturb other ppl since I like to listen to my music loud smily_headphones1.gif

However I'm thinking of gettin the sennheiser ie80s and from what I've read they are not good for isolation in terms of keeping outside noise out, but I'm not bothered by that since I'll be using them only in the office.

Does anyone know if they're good at keeping my music in or will they leak the sound a lot?

Any help is much appreciated!
post #6 of 7
I personally think that if someone can hear your IEMs and they aren't right up next to you, then you're listening too loudly.

Most IEM vents are needle-sized and the drivers themselves are millimeters in size. You're not going to get noticeable volume leaking out of that. Something like the Philips Fidelio S2 might leak more, of course. But really, you're going to be fine with most IEMs and not bothering people around you.
post #7 of 7
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Originally Posted by hatefulsandwich View Post

I personally think that if someone can hear your IEMs and they aren't right up next to you, then you're listening too loudly.

Most IEM vents are needle-sized and the drivers themselves are millimeters in size. You're not going to get noticeable volume leaking out of that. Something like the Philips Fidelio S2 might leak more, of course. But really, you're going to be fine with most IEMs and not bothering people around you.

entirely agree!!

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