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Good isolating cans that don't look terrible...
Old 6 days ago
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Good isolating cans that don't look terrible...

Sigh.

Bought my wife HD280s for work, yet another "open concept" (see: "too cheap to build offices for everyone") environment that's super noisy.

She says they stick out too much, look like an "alien".

I'm not really sold on the noise-cancelling types, but maybe I'm wrong here.

Any slimmer profile isolating cans? Doesn't have to be insanely isolating: she's not rippin' a drum solo at work any time soon.
Old 6 days ago
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I was expecting to see some cans.
Old 5 days ago
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I was expecting to see some cans.
I do all the time and they’re spectacular!
Old 5 days ago
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If she doesn't listen to music 8hrs/day, these can help.
Some people use them to sleep, or to study in a busy living room (with the TV always on).

Old 5 days ago
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If she doesn't listen to music 8hrs/day, these can help.
Some people use them to sleep, or to study in a busy living room (with the TV always on).

I’d rather wear cans all day than earplugs.
Old 5 days ago
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I’d rather wear cans all day than earplugs.
For concentrating however they do the job.

Headphones let to listen to music... but I get distracted by music (I a good way).
Like many musicians or engineers I have entirely lost the ability to listen to music passively, without analyzing it...
Old 5 days ago
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Why wouldn't you get her buds? It's your wife and she's obviously concerned about appearance, most people are. I use over the ear and buds at my business during the day depending on what I'm doing and the buds can isolate just as good, often better. Just get her a pair that are sealed, the sound quality doesn't necessarily suffer.
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Why wouldn't you get her buds? It's your wife and she's obviously concerned about appearance, most people are. I use over the ear and buds at my business during the day depending on what I'm doing and the buds can isolate just as good, often better. Just get her a pair that are sealed, the sound quality doesn't necessarily suffer.
It's a comfort thing. Any time she's worn earplugs (when I'm drunk and snoring ), she complains about how much it hurts, so I figured some soft closed back isolating cans would work better.
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It's a comfort thing. Any time she's worn earplugs (when I'm drunk and snoring ), she complains about how much it hurts, so I figured some soft closed back isolating cans would work better.
Totally understand that - Bose makes some nice looking ones that are much more streamlined and fashionable. I bought a couple pairs for my teenage daughters and they're ok with them.
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How about custom iems?
Old 4 days ago
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The nice thing about earbud headphones at work is you can easily pull one ear out and still hear the phone, or someone calling your name, etc.

With both in it's the international sign for "hey don't bother me," half the time they're not even plugged in to anything.
Old 4 days ago
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Your wife wants a pair of HN-7506's. She'll be the envy of the office with these bad boys.
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Old 4 days ago
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Sigh.

Bought my wife HD280s for work, yet another "open concept" (see: "too cheap to build offices for everyone") environment that's super noisy.

She says they stick out too much, look like an "alien".

I'm not really sold on the noise-cancelling types, but maybe I'm wrong here.

Any slimmer profile isolating cans? Doesn't have to be insanely isolating: she's not rippin' a drum solo at work any time soon.

Haha. She's right! I love the way my 280s sound but they sure look like s**t.
Old 4 days ago
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Your wife wants a pair of HN-7506's. She'll be the envy of the office with these bad boys.
And just think of the savings when/if she accepts a job as a professional NASCAR Crew Chief! Buy once cry once.
Old 3 days ago
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And just think of the savings when/if she accepts a job as a professional NASCAR Crew Chief! .
I understand the Navy is looking for flight deck crew for its aircraft carriers. Already owning your own pair of the headsets could be a plus.
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