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A lot of you are probably taking courses by computer and using headphones. I suggest getting mdr-7506 headphones. They're about $100 new. They are an industry standard. Every NPR studio is full of them. Any recording studio is full of them. A cameraman on remote is wearing a pair. Anything you listen to has been listened to and tweaked using them if it was done truly professionally. They are more expensively made than headphones that retail for a lot more. They cost more than those to make but sell for less, in other words. They'll last a lifetime but are light and comfortable. You will hear every detail, and if there's the slightest thing wrong with a recording it's presented for you to hear right in front of your eyes. I've owned a lot of headphones and am a trained classical musician fwiw, and have a lot of recording experience. I think the old phrase is beware of substitutes ;) Rock on.

 
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Shameless plug?
 
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Ahsan Bagwan wrote:Shameless plug?




I own no Sony stock

 
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Do they cancel out noise? Do they leak sound so people nearby can hear it?
 
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Campbell Ritchie wrote:Do they cancel out noise? Do they leak sound so people nearby can hear it?



They don't have active noise cancellation, but are sealed back. If you need noise cancellation there are good earplug style phones that eliminate extraneous noise well.
 
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I wish someone invents a noise cancellation remote...to shut all the ^%^*% in office who can't seem to understand other people are working. If nothing else, husbands would be interested in it.
 
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Maneesh Godbole wrote:I wish someone invents a noise cancellation remote...to shut all the ^%^*% in office who can't seem to understand other people are working. If nothing else, husbands would be interested in it.



+100.
 
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I think you could plug your ears with cement and you would still hear fine through the bones in your head. Traditionally people in need of solitude go up into the mountains. It's still not quiet, but the noises aren't disturbing. I once worked in a place that had a big soundproof room. The walls were big foam rubber wedges. I was tempted to take a running go and jump against a wall. Later I discovered the wedges were held on by being skewered on sharpened steel spikes. Whew.
 
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Guillermo Ishi wrote: . . . you would still hear fine through the bones in your head. . . .

You would suffer a 20dB loss
 
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Maneesh Godbole wrote:I wish someone invents a noise cancellation remote...to shut all the ^%^*% in office who can't seem to understand other people are working. If nothing else, husbands would be interested in it.


I have one....I turn my hearing aids off. Works great.
 
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