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Looking for headphones with good noise isolation and comfort

hakaffe23

Budget is $160, I'm in a pretty noisy environment, and I plan on wearing these for a long time so I'd like them to be comfortable for long sessions. I don't care much for the sound profile or how it sounds as long as its comfortable and blocks out noise 

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You can buy 3M Peltor headsets, but if you want more comfort then Sennheiser HD280 (two of the best isolating headphones on the planet) 

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23 minutes ago, Cocococo said:

You can buy 3M Peltor headsets, but if you want more comfort then Sennheiser HD280 (two of the best isolating headphones on the planet) 

the HD280 seems pretty good, any idea on the comfort on those?

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26 minutes ago, hakaffe23 said:

the HD280 seems pretty good, any idea on the comfort on those?

They are pretty comfortable, the synth leather on the foam headband loves to peel off but headband covers are readily available and help make the weight distribution even better on your head. Ik you want headphones but Etymotic IEM's have the most noise cancelling of anything on the planet, -35db isolation compared to HD280's 25db of isolation, the big trade off being that Etymotics absolutely violate your ear holes (do sound freaking OUTSTANDING though, HD280 don't sound amazing)

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My favorite and most comfortable closed backs are Rode NTH-100

 

My best noise isolating headphones are probably the akg k361 or k361bt with pleather pads.  very comfortable too.

 

I think the reason that the 361 wins out on isolation is due to the pads being fake leather and squishy.  Both are great headphones but for comfort Rode #1 and for isolation akg takes first.

Open-Back - Sennheiser 6xx - Focal Elex - Phillips Fidelio X3 - Harmonicdyne Zeus -  Beyerdynamic DT1990 - *HiFi-man HE400i (2017) - *Phillips shp9500 - *SoundMAGIC HP200

Semi-Open - Beyerdynamic DT880-600 - Fostex T50RP - *AKG K240 studio

Closed-Back - Rode NTH-100 - Meze 99 Neo - AKG K361-BT - Blue Microphones Lola - *Beyerdynamic DT770-80 - *Meze 99 Noir - *Blon BL-B60 *Hifiman R7dx

On-Ear - Koss KPH30iCL Grado - Koss KPH30iCL Yaxi - Koss KPH40 Yaxi

IEM - Tin HiFi T2 - MoonDrop Quarks - Tangzu Wan'er S.G - Moondrop Chu - QKZ x HBB - 7HZ Salnotes Zero

Headset Turtle Beach Stealth 700 V2 + xbox adapter - *Sennheiser Game One - *Razer Kraken Pro V2

DAC S.M.S.L SU-9

Class-D dac/amp Topping DX7 - Schiit Fulla E - Fosi Q4 - *Sybasonic SD-DAC63116

Class-D amp Topping A70

Class-A amp Emotiva A-100 - Xduoo MT-602 (hybrid tube)

Pure Tube amp Darkvoice 336SE - Little dot MKII - Nobsound Little Bear P7

Audio Interface Rode AI-1

Portable Amp Xduoo XP2-pro - *Truthear SHIO - *Fiio BTR3K BTR3Kpro 

Mic Rode NT1 - *Antlion Mod Mic - *Neego Boom Mic - *Vmoda Boom Mic

Pads ZMF - Dekoni - Brainwavz - Shure - Yaxi - Grado - Wicked Cushions

Cables Hart Audio Cables - Periapt Audio Cables

Speakers Kef Q950 - Micca RB42 - Jamo S803 - Crown XLi1500 (power amp class A)

 

*given as gift or out of commission

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4 minutes ago, Psittac said:

My favorite and most comfortable closed backs are Rode NTH-100

 

My best noise isolating headphones are probably the akg k361 or k361bt with pleather pads.  very comfortable too.

 

I think the reason that the 361 wins out on isolation is due to the pads being fake leather and squishy.  Both are great headphones but for comfort Rode #1 and for isolation akg takes first.

Poster wants isolation, Rode and K3x1 headphones aren't good recommendations imo, they sound good but quite airy and the construction leans towards tuning rather than cancelling noise (materials and interior padding play a far more important role for closed isolation than pads)

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Avoid semis and open back then…

 

noise cancellation rarely works perfect without manipulating the sound.

 

and you should take regular breaks (audio fatigue is real, did you hear about Beethoven)

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