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post #31 of 35
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IMHO, the only headphone that offers more isolation than the Sennheiser HD25-1 II (or Amperior) is the Etymotic ER-4.  Seriously, as far as headphones are concerned, the HD25-1 II's offer the highest dB differential of any headphone: http://headwize.com/?page_id=550

 

The HD25 breaks 140dB.  Very few headphones in that reference even break 130dB.

I've  been reading a lot about the Etymotic ER-4 series.To get the best isolation is it necessary to insert them deep inside your ears or is it sufficient just to use the foam tips?

post #32 of 35
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I've  been reading a lot about the Etymotic ER-4 series.To get the best isolation is it necessary to insert them deep inside your ears or is it sufficient just to use the foam tips?

 

The foam tips also go really deep inside your ears though. I think you're talking about the dome tip - which doesn't provide much isolation at all. The original triple-flange provide the most isolation.

post #33 of 35
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How easy is it to get a good fit and how comfortable will it be? If this is not an issue, I think I'm going to buy the ER4PT. Is there anything else I should be aware of? The only other issue I've read is that they might be a bit bass shy.

post #34 of 35
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On amazon UK the Etymotic Research HF3 is half the price of the ER-4PT and from the reviews I've read they're also supposed to isolate very well and have good SQ. Any thoughts?

post #35 of 35

NAD Viso HP50 = same level or worse than Momentum Over the ear (on ear is even worse). Also, the headband cannot be properly adjusted for increased pressure, nor are there better earpads to replace the too shallow original pads.

 

K550/551 = better than HP50, but not very good, imho.

 

Beyerdynamic T70P with Beyerdynamic gel pads = Bend the headband (more pressure) swap the gels = best isolation, some of the best square wave response, decent bass. My top pick.

 

I hear that the closed models of German Maestro are also very good for isolation. Have not tried them.

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