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  1. baldwin471

    baldwin471 New Member

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    Hello all.

    Basically i'm looking for a new pair of headphones (Obviously).

    I haven't got a single clue on which would be best suited for my needs so that's why i'm asking you lovely people. My requirements are as follows -

    - Over-Ear (On-ear feels uncomfortable)
    - Under £250
    - Good noise cancellation (I fly a lot and this would be a priority)
    - Low sound leakage (I don't like hearing other people's music on their headphones so i don't want to put others through it too)
    - The music i listen to varies, but mainly consists of Rock/Alternative/Reggae. Nothing too strong bass wise. Artists like Rod Stewart/David Bowie/Depeche Mode/Billy Ocean (I know, I know)

    So, what should i be looking at? Quite frankly i don't care about what they look like, as long as they work well (No chances of bbdd here!)

    Thanks in advance

    Alex.
     
  2. dalethorn

    dalethorn Active Member

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    Here's the list I generally work from. These are closed headphones offering some noise suppression, but not noise cancellation in the strict sense of that word.
    Closed Back Headphones

    Now this is the list of true noise canceling headphones. If you know which way you want to go, the former type or noise canceling type, do tell which one and then maybe the list can be narrowed down some.
    Noise Cancelling Headphones - Noise Reduction Headphones
     
  3. baldwin471

    baldwin471 New Member

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    Thanks for the response. I think the former list is what i'm looking for.
     
  4. dalethorn

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    From that list, good choices that I'm familiar with are the AKG K550 and Shure 940, both very analytical and not the best choice for rock music. The Soundmagic HP100 is better since it has the same high freq. detail but better bass (that's not an emphasized bass). The next choices are the German Maestro 8.35D, nearly ideal for rock music, and the ATH M50 which is great for rock but not the best for acoustic or classical etc.
     
  5. baldwin471

    baldwin471 New Member

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    Thanks. Went for the SoundMagic HP100. Can't wait to try them.
     
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    First impressions - Fantastic. Crystal clear and very comfortable to boot.
     
  7. dalethorn

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    Good to hear. Given them time and they're get even better.
     
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