What is the best isolating headphone? (ATH-M50, DT770, ....)
Feb 3, 2010 at 7:42 AM Thread Starter Post #1 of 16

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I looking for headphone to use at work (laptop, ipod) that seals of the music from my coworkers. I don't mind hearing them but I don't want to have them listen to my music. What is the best can for this purpose?
my short list:
- ATH M50
- DT770
 
Feb 3, 2010 at 8:14 AM Post #4 of 16

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I think that dt770m has the best isolation. They are designed for drummers... There are different opinions on the sound of these, though... But for isolation, that's the way to go
 
Feb 3, 2010 at 2:33 PM Post #6 of 16

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Graph of those mentioned so far, except the GMP. I also included the HD280 Pro which have a good rep for isolation.

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The M50 is the worst, DT770 the best.

It's interesting. When I checked a couple of years ago, the HD280 beat everything by a wide margin.

IEMs kill any of these.
 
Feb 3, 2010 at 4:27 PM Post #7 of 16

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i have had the hd280, the dt770 pro 80 ohm, and the m50. still have the m50. the hd280 isolates well but squeezes your head, has mediocre-at-best bass, and has a rep for headbands breaking. the dt770 is comfy, isolates well also, but has thudding large bass and shrieking highs. the m50 isolates ok, has far better sound than the other two, and is comfy, but it does have vinyl pads which can get hot. nobody will hear what you are listening to with any of these
 
Feb 3, 2010 at 6:52 PM Post #9 of 16

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Quote:

Originally Posted by Acix /img/forum/go_quote.gif
Check out the GMP 8.35 D Monitor, here is more info: http://www.head-fi.org/forums/f4/ger...indeed-406658/
You can even mod the sound by changing the pads.



Why are you plugging these headphones in every thread you post in?
 
Feb 3, 2010 at 6:52 PM Post #10 of 16

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Quote:

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once you turn the music on, you won't hear anything much outside on the m50.


Then you're listening too loud unless you're in a quiet environment. Even with IEMs I hear traffic and background noise while commuting on the subway.
 
Feb 3, 2010 at 7:56 PM Post #11 of 16

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m50 are not noise sealing/canceling headphones.

They are not marketed that way either. But they do oke keeping noise in/out regardless but no where near phones that actually market them to do so.
 
Feb 3, 2010 at 8:10 PM Post #12 of 16

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Quote:

Originally Posted by TheBigCW /img/forum/go_quote.gif
Why are you plugging these headphones in every thread you post in?


Because they have the best isolation, and they sound great as close hps.
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Feb 3, 2010 at 11:26 PM Post #13 of 16

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Well, if they're really as good as you say I'd like to hear them...

To the OP: I've heard that the HD25 have amazing isolation.
 

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