ANC or Strong Isolation - Listening to music near other speakers

z1ggy

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Long story short, my "office" is now moving to my living room. Wife is always in there watching TV and I'd prefer to not hear The Bachelor or Grey's Anatomy over my music or whatever it is I've got going on in my ears. Primary desktop cans are X2HR's or AD700's so they basically keep nothing out although if I blast the volume up enough in the X2's it can drown some stuff out.

Many people have suggested either 1000XM3 or Lagoons. My only hesitation is A) having to charge them all the time and B )I assume I'm paying mostly for the ANC feature so I'd wager the sound quality won't be as good as my Fidelio's. I thought maybe another option is just really strong isolation from a tight clamping closed back with thick pads. Maybe something like Beyer 177x GO could work? Still running off schiit stack.

What's your take on this?
 

Muadib

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I'd say look into a closed back headphone or an In ear module. I've never heard the Beyer 177x GO, but that's the idea.
 

z1ggy

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The 177x is a mass drop product but I've seen some popping up on ebay.

I figured cup size/type and clamping force would be the two contributing factors to how well a headphone can isolate?
 

Muadib

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The 177x is a mass drop product but I've seen some popping up on ebay.

I figured cup size/type and clamping force would be the two contributing factors to how well a headphone can isolate?
I would agree with that.
I know that you don't want to have to charge them, but the Sony wh-1000xm3 gets around 30 hours per charge. They sound pretty good for the price.
You should order a pair from a store with a good return policy, and see what you think.
 
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What about getting headphones for your wife? Some wireless Bluetooth ones or something that she might be able to use elsewhere as well.
 

z1ggy

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So i ended uo getting my wife the Sony 1000MX3's. So far they work just fine for her and she's happy. I don't quite love the tonality and stock sound signature but... they'll mostly be used by her so it's all good.

Now this means I can save up for a better pair of opens for my gaming rig :D
 

MrSquished

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So i ended uo getting my wife the Sony 1000MX3's. So far they work just fine for her and she's happy. I don't quite love the tonality and stock sound signature but... they'll mostly be used by her so it's all good.

Now this means I can save up for a better pair of opens for my gaming rig :D
You can EQ those I think pretty well. I have the SMTW2's and they sound great as is. Living the wireless life is fantastic

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z1ggy

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You can EQ those I think pretty well. I have the SMTW2's and they sound great as is. Living the wireless life is fantastic

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Yup I have EQ'ed them and now I actually prefer them over my MDR1A's lol. I find myself stealing them from her.

I also bought some HD660's now that she's got these :D :D
 

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