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Choosing hd 598, how bad is the sound leak?

post #1 of 13
Thread Starter 
These will be used in a car next to other people about half the time. Would anyone that knows about them/ owns them be able to to tell me how much the sound leaks? Thanks
post #2 of 13

Hi Accordion2214,

 

The HD598 are open headphones, so they leak a lot of sound. Even worse, you will be able to listen many noises from the enviroment (people talking, the car engine, etc). For the use you need to give to your headphones, I do not think the HD598 are appropiate. 

 

Best Regards,

 

Daniel

post #3 of 13

^ x2

 

Make sure you get closed headphones.

 

We can recommend some phones, but first tell us your budget and music genre preferences.

post #4 of 13
Thread Starter 
Hello, thanks for your help. I can spend about $350 us and they must be available in nz. I listen to jazz, electronic and soft rock
post #5 of 13
Don't know what's available there, but since your preference are pretty varied, how bout the NAD viso hp50?
post #6 of 13
Thread Starter 
Thanks for the suggestion, but they are not available in nz. Are there any other suggestions?
post #7 of 13
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Originally Posted by accordion2214 View Post

Thanks for the suggestion, but they are not available in nz. Are there any other suggestions?

Well, tell us what is available there in your budget range that is a closed headphone. Much easier than us guessing smily_headphones1.gif

Got a link to a website you are planning on buying/ordering from?
post #8 of 13
Thread Starter 
Haha, dur- sorry. Probably the easiest place to get them from is mightyape.co.nz or http://www.computerlounge.co.nz/components/componentlist.asp?parttypeid=0&t=20


Thanks
post #9 of 13
These Shures are nice headphones: http://www.computerlounge.co.nz/components/componentview.asp?partid=18104
Easy to drive with a portable device (I'm guessing you don't have a portable headphone amp since you didn't mention one).

The Momentums are another good headphone: http://www.computerlounge.co.nz/components/componentview.asp?partid=20454
Similarly fairly easy to drive for most portable devices.

These Logitech's have built in noise cancellation (takes batteries):
http://www.computerlounge.co.nz/components/componentview.asp?partid=17921
post #10 of 13

they do let a lot of the sound in but they do not leak as much as something like Grados would. 

post #11 of 13
If you're using them in public definitely get closed headphones. As much as I like seeing people with nice open Grado, AKG, Sennheiser headphones it aggravates me when they use them on the subway.

The Logitecth UE 6000 ones pointed out earlier are nice, I picked up the AKG K550 myself (perhaps a bit large for travel although I use it on the go). The Beyer DT-770 80ohm is a nice option as well. I didn't care for the Sennheiser Momentum or the B&W P5 despite both being very attractive and compact.
post #12 of 13
Thread Starter 
Thanks for your guys help. After looking around the web a bit more I ended up getting some sony mdr noise cancelling
post #13 of 13

LOL, sound leak on open back headphones XD

 

no offence, just fun

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