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I am trying to find a good pair of headphones, mainly for use in the office... I have spent many hours and thought I had narrowed it down to the M50x but I'm still not sure as I see a few reviews saying the leakage isn't great. However, maybe I am being too sensitive about the leakage on the M50x - I am unlikely to listen to them on a loud setting.

 

My criteria:

 

- Good neutral sound quality (although mainly to be used with a phone)

- Around £100

- On-ear or over-ear

- Low leakage as I am in an office

- Prefer a short cable

- Prefer removable cable for when stowed away (my last pair (£35 Sony) broke at the cable entry point)

- Comfortable/lightweight esp. when wearing glasses

- A hard case is a bonus

 

 

I have narrowed down my shortlist to the following, based on recent reviews and round-ups. Next step is to go through and eliminate based on my criteria...

 Beyerdynamic DT770 PRO Headset - 80 OHM

£106.99 
Audio Technica ATH-WS55i
£79.00 
Audio-Technica ATH-M50X Studio Monitor Professional Headphones - Black
£113.99 
Shure SRH 440 Headphone
£110.00 
AKG Y50 Foldable On Ear Design Headphone with Remote/Microph​one - Black
£49.00 
Bose ® SoundTrue On-Ear Headphones - Black
£129.95 
SONY PRO MDR7506 Headphones Pro closed
£64.95

 

(Amazon.co.uk prices)

 

Any help narrowing down the list or adding suggestions would be appreciated.

 

Thank you very much.

post #2 of 6
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Originally Posted by inhumangeek View Post
 

I am trying to find a good pair of headphones, mainly for use in the office... I have spent many hours and thought I had narrowed it down to the M50x but I'm still not sure as I see a few reviews saying the leakage isn't great. However, maybe I am being too sensitive about the leakage on the M50x - I am unlikely to listen to them on a loud setting.

 

My criteria:

 

- Good neutral sound quality (although mainly to be used with a phone)

- Around £100

- On-ear or over-ear

- Low leakage as I am in an office

- Prefer a short cable

- Prefer removable cable for when stowed away (my last pair (£35 Sony) broke at the cable entry point)

- Comfortable/lightweight esp. when wearing glasses

- A hard case is a bonus

 

 

I have narrowed down my shortlist to the following, based on recent reviews and round-ups. Next step is to go through and eliminate based on my criteria...

 

Any help narrowing down the list or adding suggestions would be appreciated.

 

Thank you very much.


Is there any way for you to get to a store that carries some of these cans and try a few of them out? There is no substitute for actually listening yourself.

post #3 of 6

The Sony MDR-7506 is what I use as a backup headphone. Highly recommended!

post #4 of 6
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Originally Posted by Music Alchemist View Post

The Sony MDR-7506 is what I use as a backup headphone. Highly recommended!

Agreed.
post #5 of 6
Thread Starter 

Thanks everyone.

post #6 of 6
Thread Starter 

Yes, I will try, but I'm not sure where to find them. A shop local to me has them but not in stock till june!

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