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Hi all.

Some things to know

- Must be closed back, I don't want the whole train when commuting what I am listening to

- Full can size, no in ears, I prefer a folding model, but isolating noise is more importent

- Budget: +/- $650

- Music taste: Faithless, editors, u2, Bruce Springsteen, Linkin Park, Amy Macdonald to name a few and sometimes dance music in the broadest way ( Hardcore, Hardstyle, Psy trance and techno and with techno I mean artists like Carl Cox, Dave Clarke and Chris Liebing

I am looking for cans that isolate good, so cancel a load of noise, but active noise cancelling just isn't the thing for me. I tried the Bose qc 15s but gave me a headache.

I know as passive nc only the B and W P5 are very good, but I am also someone who want something else to compare them to.

So some advise on other great sounding cans that isolate background noise good without electronics in them?

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http://www.headphone.com/selection-guide/top-noise-blocking-headphones.php

Check the items under "noise blocking sealed back."
 

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Cool link but our V-Moda M-80's are not on there Dale, that's just wrong! :p. I would also recommend Sennheiser HD25-1 II's (although to me the V-Moda is better in every way accept comfort) and I also thought about the Beyerdynamic T70P because of the budget, a little bit big and supposedly reference style response which is a love hate thing. Although I really want to I haven't tried these but the DT770 Pro (which they apparently replace) I found rather boring.

I would say the Denon AH-D5000 or Audio Technica ATH-W1000X because they also fit your budget nicely and are technically closed back but they don't isolate very well and chunky wooden headphones will get some odd looks on the train.
 

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HeadRoom (where the link was to) has a pretty large selection, but for some odd reason they don't keep up on the latest items like other sites do. HifiHeadphonesUK is another great site and very helpful, but they also unfortunately lag behind on stocking the latest and best. Supposedly I'm going to shortly receive the new VModa M-100 as a review unit, loaner or keeper I don't know yet. But I am very interested to see how Val is going to progress the sound from the M-80. The M-80 itself was a significant departure from the LP series - the bass monsters. If Val can equal what Philips did with the L1, he will move up a big step in the hifi kingdom.
 

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Oh yeah the M-100! That could possibly suit the OP if it is as good or better than the M-80. I can't wait for that review!! I wonder if they would let me review one, any idea who I could ask?
 

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quadpatch said:
Oh yeah the M-100! That could possibly suit the OP if it is as good or better than the M-80. I can't wait for that review!! I wonder if they would let me review one, any idea who I could ask?

You have to like Vmoda on Facebook then see if you can join up from there.
 

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I get the idea there are some ripples in the manufacturing chain that are delaying the M100. In spite of the fact that China has a large manufacturing base now, there is way more demand than they can meet, so some smaller manufacturers have to wait in line.
 

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