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Best noise isolating AND cancelling headphones?

post #1 of 15
Thread Starter 

Hey

 

I live with my mother, her work is daily caring for kids. This means there are 5 children right outside my door.. And trust me kids can make alot of noise.. throwing stuff, yelling, screaming and crying.. loads o.O 

 

So i really need some help. I need to have silence for my studying... and its not easy with them.

 

So i need some headphones that lower the crying/yelling from the kids

 

I read the difference between isolating and cancelling headphones - and i think that cancelling headphones wouldent work against it, because its a ''sudden'' noise?

 

Anyways.. I would really love some recommendations, some headphones that play great music AND gives me some silence from the kids also when they are not playing anything

 

my budget is Around 300-350$ ish, I live in Europe so prices are different :)

 

I prefer over-ear but i might try on-ear if you have any good recommendations - i hate in-ear ;s

 

Thanks :D

 

 

EDIT:

 

Ive tried the Bose Quietcomfort 15 and i like how their NC is but i dont know how well they will lower childrens crying and yelling etc...

 

Ive tried Steelseries Siberia Elite -  They isolated well but i was not satisfied with the audio quality 

 

EDIT 2:

 

For the last 2-3 yrs ive been using Sennheiser HD 205 - Liking their audio quality :) But they dont help against the childrens crying or yelling at all so i gotta change them


Edited by amd62 - 4/18/14 at 2:29am
post #2 of 15
My solution for a similar situation was a set of musician iems (in ear monitors)... They're often better value than consumer oriented ones, and isolate WAY better than any over ear headphones I've had. Also, they don't compromise the music w white noise & such - or require you to turn the volume up so loud it affects your studying. Um1s were what I bought, but there might be better stuff around these days.
post #3 of 15
Thread Starter 

Hmm interesting - Can you send me a link to them or something so i can check if theyre available where i live? :) Thanks

post #4 of 15
I had to ship them from a website a few years back - westone um1. But most decent iems will do the same job of isolating... As long as you get 'tips' that fit. Do a search here for item and your budget and/or check out the for sale threads for other options.
post #5 of 15
Thread Starter 
Alright thanks wink.gif

Any over/on-ear headphones?
post #6 of 15
Thread Starter 

bump

post #7 of 15
Etymotic ER4Ps do not have active noise cancelling like the Bose, but they are very good at shutting out noise. They are another IEM designed for musician's for monitoring, and they've worked better than anything else for me when I travel by airplane smily_headphones1.gif

I use the Etymotic foam tips to get that good seal.
post #8 of 15
Thread Starter 

Okay But i still would really like some Over/on-ear headphones 

 

What about Denon AH-D600?

post #9 of 15
The Bose are known to be some of the very best for noise cancelling. Looking for something else isn't likely to offer you an improvement on them for that.
post #10 of 15
Thread Starter 
Quote:
Originally Posted by cel4145 View Post

The Bose are known to be some of the very best for noise cancelling. Looking for something else isn't likely to offer you an improvement on them for that.

Theyre great at "cancelling" noise out but sudden noise theyre not that great at 

 

Thats why i am looking for ones who are good at both :)

post #11 of 15
I think you are out of luck there. (lol)
post #12 of 15

Theres also the beyerdynamic dt150 (these will need an amp)

post #13 of 15
Thread Starter 

Those beyerdynamic.. Can they be fine on a pc? With a soundcard Ofc..

post #14 of 15
Quote:
Originally Posted by amd62 View Post

Those beyerdynamic.. Can they be fine on a pc? With a soundcard Ofc..
What soundcard do you have?
post #15 of 15

The B&W P5 has pretty good noise isolation. However I'm not sure if it has the best passive noise cancellation of any headphone under $300 (since there are alot of headphones on the market that I haven't heard). 

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