- Sep 2, 2005
I'm a college student, and I'm looking for a sealed pair of headphones to complement my Grado SR-60s. My roommate likes to put on music or watch TV at medium volumes, and there are times when I want to block that out. I understand that IEMs would isolate the best, but I'm also very conscious of my wallet--if the 201s can block out (or significantly muffle) a level of noise equivalent to normal speaking volume, that's all I need. Would the 280s provide sufficient isolation? Some considerations are: I have a big head and medium-large ears; sometimes I wear glasses while listening; I use my laptop and no amp for listening to music, and my soundcard is nothing special. I'd appreciate any input on the matter. Thanks!!