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New headphone advice please

Hi all. I am in the market for some new headphones and would like a little advice please. I will be using them whilst out walking mainly whilst listening to my iphone. The roads are a little noisy so i guess closed back would be preferable. I don't want in ear. I may also use them for listening to the radio whilst at a football match unless you think that my current in ears are better for this. I dont want a huge set, something small and neat would be preferable, folding if possible but that is not a deal breaker. I dont really want to walk around with a huge set of cans but keeping the road noise out would be good. Max spend is £50 but happy to spend less. any comments are welcome or should i just go ad buy AKG 451's on the what hifi recommendation?

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shep1968 wrote:

shep1968 wrote:

Hi all. I am in the market for some new headphones and would like a little advice please. I will be using them whilst out walking mainly whilst listening to my iphone. The roads are a little noisy so i guess closed back would be preferable. I don't want in ear. I may also use them for listening to the radio whilst at a football match unless you think that my current in ears are better for this. I dont want a huge set, something small and neat would be preferable, folding if possible but that is not a deal breaker. I dont really want to walk around with a huge set of cans but keeping the road noise out would be good. Max spend is £50 but happy to spend less. any comments are welcome or should i just go ad buy AKG 451's on the what hifi recommendation?

The new Soundmagic P21 could be good, or the old Soundmagic P30 or the Beyerdynamic DTX501p equivalent.

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Not sure that they will

Not sure that they will eliminate the noise Dale, what do you think?

Perhaps Audio-Technica ATH-ANC1 noise cancelling? They would do the job perfectly.

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JoelSim wrote:

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Not sure that they will eliminate the noise Dale, what do you think?

Perhaps Audio-Technica ATH-ANC1 noise cancelling? They would do the job perfectly.

I've found that on-ears like the DTX501p or SM P30 are the best compromise for safety and sound quality.  I would discourage noise canceling unless safely away from any traffic, including bicycles or heavy pedestrian movement.

 

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