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Good Earphones For Sound Isolation?

Discussion in 'Headphones & Portable Music' started by Timmer49, Feb 10, 2012.

  1. Timmer49

    Timmer49 New Member

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    I bought some Soundmagic E10 earphones. The sound quality for the price range is actually excellent but the sound isolation is next to nothing.

    I am looking to get something else. I don't mind spending a little more, maybe around £50. Sound isolation is the priority, sound quality only second.

    Can anyone recommend some for me?
  2. jamung

    jamung Member

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    Have you considered Klipsch Image S4? A bit over your budget though. :)
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    Timmer49 New Member

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    The S4 have a SNR rating of 16db. Even the E10s were classified as having 18db and they are rubbish. I'm after better SNR not worse.
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    Steven Senior Moderator

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    IEM isolate in conjunction with music playback. My Westone UM2 noise isolation is rated at 25db but that still only muffles environmental noise. Only by playing music I am then sealed from the outside world

    A lot of it has to do with fitting too. How are you getting on with the standardised sized tips? I could never get it quite right until I upgraded and discovered foamies (comply). If you find the same then it you may not find an answer from a sideways step, whereas if the fit is fine then perhaps you just need to rest the water with an alternative
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    HiFi Headphones Member Assured Advertiser

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    The best way to guarantee good sound isolation is with Comply Foam tips. These heat reactive foam tips solve the problem of fit, comfort and sound isolation for nearly everyone.

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