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  • YetiMade

    I work at a lovely agency, but the open work environment lends itself to some noisy distractions that make it difficult to concentrate and focus my creativity. So, I need new headphones!

    I had a pair of Klipsch, and they were really great sounding, but after a while they hurt my ears (glasses).

    Can anyone recommend a pair of high-end headphones (under $200) that go over your ears (like the ones from elementary school), provide a good sound and block out the noise?

    Jan 22, 13, 3:38 a.m. – Permalink
  • goldieboy

    Here you go chap:
    http://www.qbn.com/topics/616050…
    http://www.qbn.com/topics/667822…
    http://www.qbn.com/topics/648583…

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    Dog-earJan 22, 13, 3:46 a.m. – Permalink
  • ESKEMA

    the best sound blocking headphones are in-ear ones..

    • unless you compare it to good over ear headphones, then you have zero chance. :)Miguex1/2
      I dont like in-ear, but they block the shit out of me. :)ESKEMA2/2
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    Dog-earJan 22, 13, 4:41 a.m. – Permalink
  • rabbit

    im liking these:

    http://www.head-fi.org/products/…

    big enough for just ears, not sure about glasses though...

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    Dog-earJan 22, 13, 4:46 a.m. – Permalink
  • elahon

    Most comfortable in-ear headphones ever.

    http://www.amazon.com/Klipsch-IM…

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    Dog-earJan 22, 13, 5:32 a.m. – Permalink
  • YetiMade

    Thanks everyone! These are great suggestions.

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    Dog-earJan 22, 13, 7:02 a.m. – Permalink
  • 23kon

    To block out the sound of a noisey office and whisk you off to the seaside

    http://itinerantdaughter.files.wordpress.com/2012/12/joana-astolfi-ishells-iobject.jpg

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    Dog-earJan 22, 13, 7:07 a.m. – Permalink
  • CyBrainX

    I also work around a lot of loud loads. I love my Audio Technica. If you were considering Beats by Dre at all, you MUST watch this.

    • I've kinda always felt that way about beats.YetiMade1/4
      haha!Frosty_spl2/4
      its all good man, if beats didn't existed how would we be able to spot douchbags?Miguex3/4
      This is a classic. I saw it after buying my Audio Technica ATH-M50 set.CyBrainX4/4
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    Dog-earJan 22, 13, 7:12 a.m. – Permalink
  • grymes

    Over a year of use and couldnt be happier with the B&W P5. Style, good quality sound, amazingly comfortable and nice isolation.

    http://blog.definitive.com/wp-content/uploads/Picture-25.png

    http://www.bowers-wilkins.com/He…

    • the P5s are awesome. I have the P3s which are also real nice. Not the best for isolation though.Nathan_Adams1/2
      I 2nd those, they are awesome. Not sure what they cost in $$ though as I got mine over here in the UK. Sound beautiful.Wolfboy2/2
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    Dog-earJan 22, 13, 7:35 a.m. – Permalink
  • YetiMade

    Wow these AT's look really great; now I'm curious how they sound.

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    Dog-earJan 22, 13, 9:58 a.m. – Permalink
  • i_monk

    Get a pair you won't mind taking off a lot. Because the moment you try listening to music everyone will want to talk to you.

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    Dog-earJan 22, 13, 12:59 p.m. – Permalink
  • monNom

    1. look for isolation, either enclosed canisters of in-ear type headphones.

    2. look for electronic noise-cancellation. That way you don't need to up the volume so much to block out ambient noise like your co-worker on his phone.

    3. Think about other people too. Open-backed headphones sound great, and the whole office gets to hear the treble! This goes for the old-style ipod/sony earbud headphones as well. Enclosing the sound of your music means others can enjoy their music (or silence) as well.

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    Dog-earJan 22, 13, 2:06 p.m. – Permalink
  • inteliboy

    these cover the ear really well and block out a ton of sound.

    http://coolmaterial.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/06/Aiaiai-TMA-1-Studio-Headphones.jpg

    or look into those soundblocking headphones people use on planes.

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    Dog-earJan 22, 13, 2:46 p.m. – Permalink
  • albums

    Sorted by price $400 - $100
    http://reviews.cnet.com/best-noi…

    Listed by performance
    http://gizmodo.com/5944636/the-b…

    1st Audio-Technica ATH-ANC9 $350
    2nd Sony MDR-NC500 $400
    3rd AKG K 495 NC $350

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    Dog-earJan 22, 13, 2:50 p.m. – Permalink
  • studderine

    I don't care what anyway says but the open layout usually means "oh sorry, we are cheap and lazy — isn't this really hip and cool?!".

    http://www.campaignmonitor.com/b…

    "The researchers taped 29 hours of people working in a typical office, and found that they were interrupted on average four times each hour. Here’s the kicker – 40% of the time, the person did not resume the task they were working on before the interruption. The more complex the task, the less likely the person was to resume working on it after an interruption.”

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    Dog-earJan 22, 13, 3:20 p.m. – Permalink
  • monNom

    ^ combine that with the fact that it takes something like 20mins to really settle into some work, and you've got a recipe for _amazing productivity gains!_
    //sarc

    I think the open office idea is: a. increase density, and b. you can't goof-off while everyone else can see your screen, but you also can't focus very well with a ton of distractions around... so are your employees really meeting their potential?

    the fact that everyone requires headphones is a signal that something is not working... also, this concept of "bring your own device" is fucking cheap. //rant

    • I really got going there....monNom1/2
      You bring up some really valid points that I feel daily.YetiMade2/2
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    Dog-earJan 22, 13, 6:23 p.m. – Permalink
  • YetiMade

    Working in an open environment makes it really tough to concentrate, especially with those interruptions every 20 mins or so. I can imagine that working in a closed office is really great, but I wonder if there's a way that we can develop more of a culture that appreciates the importance of silence, deep thought and uninterrupted production...

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    Dog-earJan 23, 13, 5:53 a.m. – Permalink
  • BuddhaHat

    http://deals.kinja.com/these-200…

    Today only on Amazon, pick up a pair of popular and highly-rated V-MODA M80 headphones for only $90.

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    Dog-earJun 21, 14, 7:53 a.m. – Permalink
  • fate

    These are the best headphones and only $10

    http://img2.findthebest.com/sites/default/files/805/media/images/sony_Vertical_in-the-ear_Headphones_210377.jpg

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    Dog-earJun 21, 14, 9:30 a.m. – Permalink
  • ridg0026

    Anybody have these: http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00A3RV…

    Good deal or nah?

    • 75% off today but it looks like its not the first time they've been on sale...ridg00261/4
      Very tempting. I've been saving up for a nice set of Grados though.DRIFTMONKEY2/4
      Been wanting to spring for the Bowers and Wilkins P5 myself. I ordered these, if they suck I'll return em I guessridg00263/4
      Dude, lemme know how you like them. It's a pretty sweet deal.DRIFTMONKEY4/4
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    Dog-earOct 15, 14, 10:31 a.m. – Permalink
  • fourth

    what about good bluetooth earbuds?

    gonna start wearing glasses and regular headphones are weird with glasses

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    Dog-earOct 15, 14, 11:46 a.m. – Permalink

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