Hi, at work for some unknown reason (it's not my job), I've been tasket to look into some studio monitors for the testers in charge of audio checks. I know a bit about it and a bit of headphones (by lurking this forum mostly :D) but nowhere near enough to choose a pair. The fun detail is that due to some issues, they'll do that work in the "common area" of the office. With a bunch of people talking all the time and close to the server room with mad fan noise.
The Sennheiser HD 380 Pro they're using have basically no insulation and they're barely enough to hear what the audio is, checking for noise, clicks and other artifacts is next to impossible.
At this point as a temporary solution I brought to the office my pair of Audio Technica ATH-ANC9, but well... they're mine and I need them :D
I absolutely have no idea even where to start looking. I found in a similar thread they suggested kns8400 but that's more or less the extent of what I found. I wouldn't even know if ANC would be ok for that kind of job or it would have to be passive noise isolation.
Any help would be greately appreciated, both in terms of headphones suggestions and any info that could be useful to consider.
PS: Budget for the headphones seems to be around 200$ give or take 50$, but I might be able to squeeze out a bit more if needed.
Edit: if it helps source is the mobo integrated audio card on a PC, reading wav files (I have no info as of yet about the specifics of the files)
Edited by TheBard - 6/25/14 at 7:29am