Note: This is NOT a "What's the best kick drum mic?" topic. I need to replace my ancient beat up headphones. I figure ~$125-$150 should be able to net me something decent. The 2 factors I am looking for besides budget are isolation and accurate reproduction, not necessarily in that order. I definitely DO NOT want some hyped-up low end dj-esque cans that tell you nothing.I am also looking for a decent "budget" pair (~$50) with the same qualities, with isolation a key factor. What's out there?
My best bet in sonic quality for the money would be the Sennheiser 280's for just under $100.As far as "isolation" and "cheap"......pick one.
I agree. I picked up a pair on Amazon for just under $100.00. They offer pretty good isolation.
This comes up every time the question gets asked.While I recommend the 280's for sonic pleasure, they can in no way be considered "isolation phones". Any headset will offer some "isolation", but that does not classify them as "isolation" units.The true isolation sets will give 10+db over regular cans. The Vic Firth models rate at around 25db down from outside sound. The GK Ultraphones (which I use) rate a bit higher at 27-29db below ambient.Of course, these measurements are frequency dependent. Nothing's going to stop the LF when you're mixing seated just behind a stack of subs.......
Man, you really like to argue - even with someone who agreed with you! Nobody here called the 280 "isolation phones". I said that they offer "pretty good" isolation. Sennheiser claims "Up to 32 dB of ambient noise attenuation"
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