Best headphones for all day use

Discussion in 'Digital Audio' started by mooseface, Jan 21, 2012.

  1. mooseface macrumors member

    Apr 28, 2009
    Im looking for some headphones to use at work. I work in VFX where it's pretty normal to just listen to your own music whilst working. I'll also be using them on the 40min train commute to and from work, so I'd like them to be noise cancelling.

    As I'll be wearing them for around 10-11 hours a day, give or take, they need to be comfy. I know nothing about headphones, and I'm no audiophile, but I'd like nice sounding and comfy headphones for around £100.

    Any help would be much appreciated!
  2. PAPO macrumors 6502

    Aug 24, 2009
    well I got myself a pair of AKG Q460's and I think they're great, they aren't noise cancelling but they do block out a lot of external noise due to them being closed back. they fold up and come in a nice case too, they are the perfect companion to my Q701's which are really way too big to take anywhere
  3. imahawki macrumors 6502a

    Apr 26, 2011
    I'll second the Q460s. Very comfortable and good, non-fatiguing sound. Not the epitome of analytically neutral, but non-fatiguing.
  4. mooseface thread starter macrumors member

    Apr 28, 2009
    Thanks for the recommendations. I've been looking at the incase Sonics, anyone have any experience with these?
  5. aprofetto8 macrumors regular

    Jul 26, 2010
    Hey, I bought these for the train and work. They're amazing. I'm no audiophile so I can't comment on the sound, although they sound great to me.

    They have a very simple and clean look which I loved. They are definitely not noise cancelling, which I found worked better for the office anyways as I like to hear people coming up behind me. I would say they're maybe 50% noise dimming.

    As for comfort, they're amazing. I wore them the first day I got them for about 6 hours and didn't even notice. They're great, you can't go wrong with them.
  6. nutmac macrumors 68040

    Mar 30, 2004
    I recommend getting a good closed loop headphones over noise canceling. Good closed loop headphones do very respectable job at blocking out external noise.

    Three closed headphones most frequently recommended for comfort and audio quality are Audio-Technica ATH-M50 (or ATH-M50S if you preferred straight cable vs. coiled), Sennheiser HD-280 PRO, and Sennheiser HD-380 PRO.

    If you can afford it, I would get HD-380 PRO, followed closely by ATH-M50, then HD-280 PRO.

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