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Best isolation headphones for under $50

Discussion in 'Headphones (full-size)' started by squelchy451, Jan 9, 2013.
  1. squelchy451
    My old Sennheiser HD 428 gave out this week.
    I am not a big audiophile, and there would be too much background noise to fully appreciate the audio quality anyhow.
    I have a budget of $50 and I'm looking for the headphones with the best isolation of outside noise. As long as the audio quality isn't atrocious I probably wouldn't mind. 
    Thanks for your suggestions!
  2. Cakensaur
    Ever considered IEM's if its very noisy?
  3. smedley
    Audio-Technica ATH-M30 Professional Studio Monitor Closed-back Dynamic Stereo Headphones . Currently $44 on Amazon .
  4. vese
    I'd consider the low-end Etymotic Research IEMs..by far the best isolation Ive EVER experienced and they're very musical for how well they get rid of sound.
  5. squelchy451
    My ear canals are shaped a bit weird, so it's really hard for me to find IEMs that fit right. Also, the noises that you hear when the cords touch anything is pretty annoying.
    Thanks for the suggestions though!
  6. IMGF
    If you wear your IEMs over your ear, it completely cuts out the microphonics. You could try a pair MEElectronics M6s. Good budget IEM with a good sound for the price.

    Otherwise, I would opt for a pair of M30s, or maybe Sony's MDR-V6 for just a bit more than your budget.
  7. Hailin
    Some KSC75s with the clips removed and stuffed into some safety muffs. That is what I did. [​IMG]
  8. Cakensaur
    fair enough.
    +1 for the ety's fairly accurate too, if anything a little bass light
    Shure se215 is another option if you decide to follow the IEM course.
    Although for closed backs you could go for shure SRH240 or Ultrasone HFI-450.
    Both are fairly strong and able to withstand some battering

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