Cans that cannot be heard from the outside
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I have a pair of SE530 IEM but I'm looking to get a pair of full size headphones. I love the sound of the 530's but am curious of the difference to full sized. I have around $700 to drop. I'll be using them in an office setting so the only requirement I have is that people around me should not be disturbed; sound doesn't leak out. Any suggestions?
 
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cans that cannot be heard from the outside = closed cans.
eg ATH M50, D7000
eg of open : HD600, DT880
 
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Do you need a lot of isolation or just phones that are quite on the outside?
 
The biggest difference I notice is that full size phones don't leave my ear canals sore.  
 
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It's pretty quiet in here so I'm not worried about isolation.
 
I figured closed ear headphones would be the way to go. I forgot to mention though, that I once tried the Denon AH-A100 but I was not impressed by the sound quality (highs seemed to be severly lacking). In addition, you could easily hear what was playing from the outside even at low to moderate volumes. I returned them the next day.
 
Phos reminded me of another requirement. They should be comfortable for long listening periods; upwards of 6-8 hours per day sometimes for 5 hours straight. As for the SE530's, my canals used to hurt but after 3 years of use, averaging over 30 hr/wk, I'm quite sure I've adapted.
 
 
 
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Seriously, almost everything, but here's a scale of genres from most listed to-to least
 
Trance->Dubstep/Glitch->Pop->Rock->Dub->Contemporary Classical/Piano->Rap->Motown->Jazz/Lounge->Country
 
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what do you guys think about the AT w1000x?
 
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