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Keeps sounds out, DOES not keep sounds in
on October 15, 2012
I have to say simply that I agree with a lot of the comments here but there is one thing no one mentions.
These headphones are not public friendly.
So when you are in any sort of quiet area with others around:
the library studying, an airplane, the bus even, maybe in the dining room working on reports
Everyone will hear what you are listening to rather well.
I love the headphones, but I am oober disappointed that I will not be the only one listening to my music. Fellow airplane passengers will very quickly get sick of my high quality, noise blasting headphones. My girlfriend commented she could here every word of many songs even acoustic stuff, well especially acoustic stuff. Its sucks because I dont feel like I can even use them without worrying about whether or not the musical section was too loud.
The headphones sound great but they are a private endeavor not meant to be used publicly. I actually just got off the phone with Sennheiser hoping they could replace the fabric material for leather or faux leather but there is no replacement for the 419's
I'm new to over ear headphones and maybe there is something I can do to damper the noise. Otherwise, they are amazing headphones