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High Isolating, Closed, Under $300

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Willing to buy used, refurbished. I need a higher isolating can to decently drown out my mom cooking in the kitchen, and Dad watching TV in the room next to me.

Prefer non harsh highs.
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Willing to buy used, refurbished. I need a higher isolating can to decently drown out my mom cooking in the kitchen, and Dad watching TV in the room next to me.

Prefer non harsh highs.

Beyerdynamic dt 150 (these will need an amp)

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Beyerdynamic dt 150 (these will need an amp)

They don't look very comfortable. 

:confused_face:

post #4 of 13

Why not try the NAD VISO HP50s? I've heard nothing but praise for them, in terms of comfort and isolation. Sound too, since that's obviously important.

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Why not try the NAD VISO HP50s? I've heard nothing but praise for them, in terms of comfort and isolation. Sound too, since that's obviously important.
looks good.
post #6 of 13
Are you considering iems?
post #7 of 13
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Are you considering iems?

No, I break them easily and If I bring them around they get stolen.
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No, I break them easily and If I bring them around they get stolen.
http://www.innerfidelity.com/content/innerfidelitys-wall-fame-full-size-sealed
The nad visio hp50s are on tyll's wall of fame
Edited by zunehdrocks - 4/21/14 at 5:49am
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http://www.innerfidelity.com/content/innerfidelitys-wall-fame-full-size-sealed
The nad visio hp50s are on tyll's wall of fame
Yup.
I am.
XD
I like doing a lot of research before buying phones. Nobody has mentioned the NADs yet.

IEMs are really not my thing.
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I like doing a lot of research before buying phones. Nobody has mentioned the NADs yet.

I know the feeling. But for what it's worth, I'd take InnerFidelity reviews into consideration. Tyll Hertsens is a very good reviewer. Steve Guttenberg of CNET praised (albeit in passing) the HP50s, as well. The isolation is -16dBs, so they're definitely no slouches, in that regard. The handful of Head-Fi "reviews" that I've seen (more like impressions) paint a very pretty picture. It probably seems like a precarious gamble, so if that bothers you, then buy them from somewhere you can return them. That said, while I hate to take the opinion of one reviewer as anything resembling objective fact, if Tyll liked it, chances are you will, too.

post #11 of 13

I'd look into:

 

UE6000

Martin Logan Mikros 90 (fantastic sound!)

QC15

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Originally Posted by Fuzziekiwi View Post

I like doing a lot of research before buying phones. Nobody has mentioned the NADs yet.

I know the feeling. But for what it's worth, I'd take InnerFidelity reviews into consideration. Tyll Hertsens is a very good reviewer. Steve Guttenberg of CNET praised (albeit in passing) the HP50s, as well. The isolation is -16dBs, so they're definitely no slouches, in that regard. The handful of Head-Fi "reviews" that I've seen (more like impressions) paint a very pretty picture. It probably seems like a precarious gamble, so if that bothers you, then buy them from somewhere you can return them. That said, while I hate to take the opinion of one reviewer as anything resembling objective fact, if Tyll liked it, chances are you will, too.

Have to say, I don't trust CNET, but I do trust Tyll. 

post #13 of 13
Focal Spirit One would also be a good option, but I would suggest listening to them first. The bass is very tight and gives the perception of light bass on some recordings. They aren't bass light, it just has insanely fast attack and decay... a bit quick for my tastes but I still like it more than most portable headphones because of its clarity and mid-range.
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