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post #1 of 7
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Hi,

I've had a Sony NWZ-S754, which has an active noise cancelling option that I am very fond of.
I like to be as sound isolated at possible, and my music to never leak out of my headphones.

Problem is that the player is getting old, and the screen is losing bars from the top and the bottom, and warranty is not an option anymore.

So I decided that I want to get something new, but I'd like to buy a new player that has noise cancelling, and great audio quality.

I've been looking at Shure SE315 and SE215, because they seem to offer sound isolation, and seem to have great sound.

And then there's the other problems:
i listen to many many genres of music, ranging from Tibetan throat singing to Dark Ambient , from Black Metal to Classical, from Techno to Rock. i hope this description is of help! biggrin.gif


i also need a player of course, but i have no idea what player might be compatible with those in-ears, i preferred asking you what would be a good buy.

tl;dr:
Shure 315 or 215 yes or no? and with what player?
post #2 of 7
A player with ANC? How does that even work?

With all IEMs, if fitted properly, should isolate more than enough noise and never leak even at the loudest volumes.

You should also give us a budget or else we might recommend some $2000 player
post #3 of 7
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Basically on those Sony headphones (MDR-NWNC33 B) there's a microphone that sends the sounds it get to the mp3 player to be processed and excluded. The result is smaller headphones and much much longer battery life.

fitting properly isnt the problem. I simply like being completely isolated from outside, and being able to listen to very little of what's going on around me, and then on top of that, music, at a quite and reasonable volume.


budget is about 400$ but i am italian and i spend in euros of course.
post #4 of 7
Oh I misread and thought you were talking about a player.

There aren't that many ANC IEMs out there, but passive noise cancellation should be enough. I hear nothing with my se846 on when i'm walking around.

My favorite player is the sansa clip smily_headphones1.gif. So small and has a great sound, and a lot of options when you rockbox it.
post #5 of 7
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Originally Posted by bobby12 View Post

Oh I misread and thought you were talking about a player.

There aren't that many ANC IEMs out there, but passive noise cancellation should be enough. I hear nothing with my se846 on when i'm walking around.

My favorite player is the sansa clip smily_headphones1.gif. So small and has a great sound, and a lot of options when you rockbox it.


actually i need both, the sony player is dying. :/

 

just out of curiosity, what are other ANC IEMS? one that works without battery would be perfect.

 

About the shure IEMs, would you suggest the 215 or the 315? and why?

i've read many things about it, and actually seems too good to be true! what makes it better than,say, a Fiio x3?

post #6 of 7
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actually i need both, the sony player is dying. :/

just out of curiosity, what are other ANC IEMS? one that works without battery would be perfect.

About the shure IEMs, would you suggest the 215 or the 315? and why?


i've read many things about it, and actually seems too good to be true! what makes it better than,say, a Fiio x3?

The sansa clip isn't better than the fiio x3, but it's only like $30. Since you aren't getting really expensive IEMs I don't really recommend the x3 or any other expensive player or else that would take most of your budget. $350 IEM, $50 player is better than $200 IEM, $200 player.
You're better off sticking with the clip unless you want a USB DAC also or a portable amp for other headphones.

As for the IEMs I can't help you choose. Hopefully someone comes here and help you out. Here's the noise cancelling one though. http://www.amazon.com/Technica-ATH-ANC23-QuietPoint-Noise-Cancelling-Headphones/dp/B004K09H32/ Not very good.

Btw, I still carry around my sansa clip even though I have the DX90 which costs much more:). It's my backup player
Edited by bobby12 - 7/29/14 at 3:07am
post #7 of 7
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Originally Posted by bobby12 View Post



The sansa clip isn't better than the fiio x3, but it's only like $30. Since you aren't getting really expensive IEMs I don't really recommend the x3 or any other expensive player or else that would take most of your budget. $350 IEM, $50 player is better than $200 IEM, $200 player.

You're better off sticking with the clip unless you want a USB DAC also or a portable amp for other headphones.



As for the IEMs I can't help you choose. Hopefully someone comes here and help you out. Here's the noise cancelling one though. http://www.amazon.com/Technica-ATH-ANC23-QuietPoint-Noise-Cancelling-Headphones/dp/B004K09H32/ Not very good.




you are right, i dont think i'll need a DAC or a portable amp, expecially considering that i only use IEMs.
what would you say are sansa's selling points? and which is better the clip zip or clip+? and does it support 128gb sd cards? how easy is it to rockbox?
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