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Goldring NS1000

Seeing as these are now £49.99 on Play! Couple of questions though - I'll be replacing my trusty Senheisser 250's, are these better? And 2, do they leak much sound? I'll be using them in the office and on flights so I don't want to hack everyone off

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Re: Goldring NS1000

Anyone?

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Re: Goldring NS1000

I ordered a pair on Tuesday and they arrived this morning.  So far I'm impressed - a nice clear, balanced sound, with enough bass but not overpowering.  They're comfortable and well made, and include a decent carry case too.  Bonus!  They do leak a bit of sound, but I imagine on a flight they wouldn't be noticeable.  Not so sure about in an office.  I suppose it depends on how loud you like to listen to your music.

 Another thing.  I was using mine with my iPod classic and they definitely need a headphone amp.  I think you have a Fiio from a previous thread, and I found that worked brilliantly.  Without it, sound was very flat and needed to be at almost full volume for it to be anywhere near loud enough.

I toyed with getting the Audio Technica ES55's or some Grados, but I think I've made the right decision.  I mainly use my Beyerdynamic DTX100's (which I love!) for commuting and in the office so the Goldrings are a 2nd pair to use a home, on a flight etc.. 

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Re: Goldring NS1000

Thanks for that. Yes, I've got the Fiio so should be OK with that

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Re: Goldring NS1000

I have a pair, and you really do need a headphone amp like the Fiio with an Ipod Classic.  They do leak sound though.  I've not had a previous pair of over the ear headphones as large as this, so cant compare how badly they leak.


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Re: Goldring NS1000

Does the person sat next to you pull faces and complain?

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Re: Goldring NS1000

In a quiet room someone next to you will be able to hear sound.

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Re: Goldring NS1000

Well, I've taken the plunge. At £49.99 it seems a bit of a bargain. 

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I've not had much chance to listen to my NS1000's since they arrived last week, so I presume they are still burning in, but I'm really enjoying their sound.  Bass is solid but not overpowering and the sound is very clear enabling individual instruments/voices to be easily picked out.  It was definitely £50 well spent.

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Hopefully mine will arrive today. Dispatched on Tuesday so fingers crossed.

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Re: Goldring NS1000

I was listening to them last night, enjoying the sound, but unfortunately my wife doesn't like them due to the sound they leak!

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