Good over-ear headphones for office?

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  1. jon08 macrumors 68000

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    I’m looking for a decent pair of OVER-EAR headphones to use in my office: possibly under $100.

    I will use them mainly for listening to music / isolate the office noise.

    Don’t want to completely isolate the noise, but definitely want to use the phones to be able to focus on my own work when it gets too noisy in the office.

    I’m also looking for good BASS.

    The headphones should be big enough so that they wouldn’t rest on my ears but be able to fit my ears inside the cups (I have smaller ears anyway).

    Thanks :)
     
  2. kawalerzysta macrumors regular

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    Bose QC35 are good headphones. Good battery life and very comfortable. I use them 6+ hours everyday in the office at work and have no issues with them. Also heard good things about new MS Surface headphones. Unfortunately both are $350. I seen Bose QC35s discounted to $300 every once in the while to $300. I bought my QC35s when they came out few years ago and I don't regret it. Worth every penny.
     
  3. jon08 thread starter macrumors 68000

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    Thanks I know about those and they are indeed awesome, but way over my budget.
     
  4. zhenya macrumors 603

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    Beyerdynamic DT770 Pro will stretch your budget a bit but last you for many years.

    Sony MDR-V6 is the standard for this kind of all-day comfortable use but they do not go fully over your ears (still, as I say, very comfortable).
     
  5. makinao macrumors regular

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    Sony MDR-7506. Good seal. Generous bass. Widely available replacement earpads. Just under US$100
     
  6. zhenya macrumors 603

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    Note that the Sony V6/7506 are essentially identical. Neither will go completely around your ears.
     
  7. jetsam macrumors 6502a

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    I have no personal experience with them, but I have heard good things about the Sennheiser HD 4.50 BTNC. $130 at Amazon. Over-the-ear with active noise cancellation.
    A Consumer Reports "Best Buy", and many good reviews.

    The essentially similar HD 4.40 can be had for $99 at Amazon, but lacks active noise cancellation.

    (On Amazon you'll see the regular edition for $150, and the special edition for $130. A Reddit discussion says that the difference is only that the SE comes in black trim instead of silver trim, and ships in an Amazon "frustration free" box instead of the retail box.)
     
  8. jon08 thread starter macrumors 68000

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    Thanks for the suggestion. Do these Beyerdynamic headphones produce good bass? I love all kinds of music but still predominantly hip-hop, so the headphones definitely have to have that full sound (with good bass). I hate flat-sounding headphones...
     
  9. zhenya macrumors 603

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    Yes they have good bass. Make sure to get the 80 ohm version.
     
  10. jon08 thread starter macrumors 68000

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    I see, thanks for the tip. I'm currently checking some reviews and apparently these headphones are often compared to Audio Technica ATH-M50x. From some reviews it seems that the latter would have punchier bass than the Beyerdynamic. Are you familiar with M50x as well?
     
  11. zhenya macrumors 603

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    I am not personally familiar with the M50x but I understand they are not full over ear and of only average comfort. The Beyers are extremely comfortable. I don’t think you can go too wrong either way though.
     

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