Odd request: Headphones that DONT block outside sound?

Discussion in 'Mac Accessories' started by rmwebs, Dec 9, 2011.

  1. rmwebs macrumors 68040

    Apr 6, 2007
    This probably sounds like a silly request, and it may well be. Here's the deal though:

    I'm after a new set of headphones to replace a dying set of Bose In-Ear Headphones. The difference is, that I only use them at home and its a pain in the backside if the door or phone go as I cant hear them. So I'm after some headphones that let in outside sound. Be it through a hole or a mic or whatever.

    I've tried using a cheap and cheerful set, thinking they wouldn't have any special noise cancelling or insulation however they still block too much out.

    I'm not sure what I'm after even exists, I know its a longshot but I was wondering if anyone had any recommendations?

  2. alphaod macrumors Core


    Feb 9, 2008
    The Grado SR80i is a good choice. It isn't very expensive, set offers high quality sound and is open air.

    Technically any open air dynamic headphone should work.
  3. danny_w macrumors 601

    Mar 8, 2005
    Austin, TX
  4. rmwebs thread starter macrumors 68040

    Apr 6, 2007
    Cheers guys, I'll take a look at both :)

    (Sidenote: not sure who downvoted my post...bit silly :rolleyes:)
  5. McGiord macrumors 601


    Oct 5, 2003
    Dark Castle
  6. Flyinace2000 macrumors 6502a


    Sep 28, 2004
    I came here to recommend the grad SR80's as well. Served me well now for over 3 or 4 years. Great value for under $100
  7. takeshi74 macrumors 601

    Feb 9, 2011
    To be fair, it's a silly question. Try using Google first next time.
  8. theprophe macrumors newbie

    Aug 1, 2010
    Thats a pretty stupid reply, why post anything here then? Just go to google .
    But to the op, like mentioned before, dynamic open air headphones, and the plus side is, the bass wth these types of headphones is great

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