- Feb 25, 2011
CAUTION: Noob-audiophile. Proceed with caution...
I’m looking for a closed, noise-cancelling headphone that does not leak sound out (I like to play my music in the library).
Portability is a plus: IE: collapsible, foldable. (I don’t enjoy having thick cables dangle in front of me all the time)
Types of music I play: House/Techno, Classical, HipHop.
Budget is around ~$230. Cheaper the better.
Vanity: Looks decent? I don't really like the look of Grados, and I hear Sennheisers tend to crack alot. (I might be wrong, so just ignore my ignorance)
Background: I had some Dr. Dre Beats Studios, (I’m not an audiophile), and I was extremely pleased. The sounds (sounded) good, looks were decent, and it had a portability feature. Comfort wise, it was GREAT: I could wear these things for hours. Only things that irked me was the noise-cancelling feature wasn’t strong, music leaked out A LOT, and you had to have a battery in order to play music! I know theres something out there that fits my wants AND is more cost-effective. Help!
Background 2: I also have a pair of Audio Technica's (I forget the name of the model, but they're really thin, have a noise-canceling, and can fold up). I love these for the fact that they have a really powerful noise-canceling feature, however, these don't cover the ears as a whole and they have an annoying battery compartment in the middle of the cords.