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Need Assistance Picking Some BlueTooth Over-Ear Headphones - Almost All Types Of Music

post #1 of 6
Thread Starter 

Hello,

 

First time poster and I've been through the rules so hopefully won't do anything wrong with this, but please let me know if I've misunderstood anything and I'll sort it straight out!

 

I've been researching a pair of bluetooth over ear headphones for a few weeks now and I'm really struggling to make a decision as there can be such a large amount of contradictory information and personal opinion surrounding these things, so I'm hoping you nice knowledgeable people may be able to help clear up some of the murkiness.

 

Things I'm looking for particularly, other than BT and over-ear, are predominantly comfort, sound quality and ideally noise cancellation or isolation as these will be used primarily for commuting and also whilst at work.  I hate sound leakage so am super paranoid about disturbing other people but conversely really love music so do not want to be listening to it quietly and getting disturbed by background noise.  I'd also like to be able to take calls with it :)

 

The short list that I'd come up with is as follows, with what I've gathered are the issues with each included in brackets.

 

  • Parrot Zik (Drop outs, weight and build quality)
  • Sennheiser MM 550-X (Sound quality whilst NC is active)
  • Sony MDR-1RBT (Background noise from hinges and wind in the vents)
  • AKG 845BT (Comfort from the headband, hot ears)
  • Beats Studio 2013 (They are beats :D)

 

I had originally included the bose set on there, but that BT block on the side is just super ugly.

 

Any thoughts, or suggestions for alternatives are greatly appreciated.

 

Thanks in advance

 

Andy

post #2 of 6

Noise cancelling will take out the sound of the air conditioning noise at work - you colleagues will still be audible. I would recommend going for isolation only as NC is not that sophisticated just yet.

post #3 of 6
Thread Starter 

Thanks for the reply there and that makes interesting reading as I was naively assuming that the NC would be much more advanced than that.

 

Although I'm sure my colleagues would think its better if I can hear them when they want to ask me something :smile:

 

Thanks again

post #4 of 6
Thread Starter 

Anyone out there got any advice as to which headphones to pick?  Happy to consider any others that people think are better on that list, especially after the useful advice in regards to the use of NC technologies

post #5 of 6

Me again! Maybe look at the MM-500X, the non-NC version of the 550. Good isolation, and you can use a cable as well so you needn't worry about running out of power.

post #6 of 6
Thread Starter 

Hello again :)

 

Thanks, I'll try and track down a pair somewhere to give them a go instead and save myself a few pounds too!  (The missus will thank you for that bit too)

 

Andy

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