Need "in between" headphones

kevhed72kevhed72 Posts: 3,184
I need something on between in ear buds and giant over the hear headphones. Something that is compact or folds up but also cuts down on much of the ambient backgroup noise and people yammering and babies screaming on an airplane....thanks

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  • msgmsg Posts: 4,046
    edited April 29
    How about plain, tapered earplugs? (I like the 3M ones you can get at Home Depot; good for several uses. There's a trick to earplugs if you haven't had good results, and you can adjust depth for tailoring damping)

    I've been curious about the ATH-M50X for a while now. They fold up and will make you a happy school girl.
    On a plane, I'd possibly still wear the earplugs, too.

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  • kevhed72kevhed72 Posts: 3,184
    Those look cool but still a bit big and burly. My backpack space is limited due I have to carry on my laptop....Ill check out reviews though
  • msgmsg Posts: 4,046
    True, yeah.

    Is this just for a one-off type use, or something you might use regularly?
    For size, seems like noise canceling IEMs might be a good option, but maybe not worth the expense for something decent unless they'll see regular use?
  • kevhed72kevhed72 Posts: 3,184
    mainly travel...not into them for home use
  • nbrowsernbrowser Posts: 7,914
    edited April 29
    Sennhieser Momentum (or as they are now known as the HD series) on ears...not too massive, even the over ears aren't bad for size and they fold up. I have a pair around here....lemme snap a pic of the over ears folded up next to an iPhone 6S Plus...

    The new HD1 with Momentum Over ear, real compact folding up. I know your not wanting overs but they get small folded...real small. As with my photo of my Momentum 2 over ears beside a cell phone.

    https://en-us.sennheiser.com/hd1-over-ear-headphones-with-mic


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  • cfrizzcfrizz Posts: 12,910
    Momemtums are light, comfortable and as you can see fold up. Unless someone looks at your ears, most won't know you are wearing them. They are also durable, they sit in my backpack with everything else and survive just fine.
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  • mhardy6647mhardy6647 Posts: 17,648
    FWIW (and I am - seriously - not a headphone maven, I'm afraid) -- I don't know that any of them fold but the Grado headphones are svelte and also sound pretty good.


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  • afterburntafterburnt Posts: 4,389
    msg wrote: »
    How about plain, tapered earplugs? (I like the 3M ones you can get at Home Depot; good for several uses. There's a trick to earplugs if you haven't had good results, and you can adjust depth for tailoring damping)

    I've been curious about the ATH-M50X for a while now. They fold up and will make you a happy school girl.
    On a plane, I'd possibly still wear the earplugs, too.

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  • mlistens03mlistens03 Posts: 1,021
    These aren’t the best headphones ever, but you could get JBL Synchros e30 headphones, fold up nice and small, but no noise canceling. p179wovlmra5.jpg
    For size scale that is a 1/4 inch to 3.5 mm headphone jack adapter.
    The get pretty big as well, I have a fairly large head and they fit me fine.
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    I believe there is also a wireless version, but last I checked all the Ross and Marshall’s stores nearby are full of the wired ones for around $30, I believe they retailed for something like $75.
    Nothing too amazing, but I like them and thought you might too. Good clarity, very balanced sound, and good soundstage too. My only real issue with them is that they use a smaller headphone jack to plug into the headphones than your phone, so if you lose the cord, you are stuck.
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    The bigger one is a 3.5mm, and I don’t remember what size the smaller one is.
    So basically, if you find a pair at Ross or Marshall’s, you’ve got a crazy deal because they sell them for soo cheap.
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  • msgmsg Posts: 4,046
    afterburnt wrote: »
    msg wrote: »
    I've been curious about the ATH-M50X for a while now. They fold up and will make you a happy school girl.
    I got shoe!
    DAMmit. That's not what I meant!
  • kevhed72kevhed72 Posts: 3,184
    nbrowser wrote: »
    Sennhieser Momentum (or as they are now known as the HD series) on ears...not too massive, even the over ears aren't bad for size and they fold up. I have a pair around here....lemme snap a pic of the over ears folded up next to an iPhone 6S Plus...

    The new HD1 with Momentum Over ear, real compact folding up. I know your not wanting overs but they get small folded...real small. As with my photo of my Momentum 2 over ears beside a cell phone.

    https://en-us.sennheiser.com/hd1-over-ear-headphones-with-mic


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    These may be the ticket....small enough but over the ear is fine w noise cancelling is perfect to keep my sanity while travelling. Now to find a sale! Thanks for all the ideas....
  • nbrowsernbrowser Posts: 7,914
    The Momentum 2/HD1 (same thing anyways) aren't active noise cancelling however...they are quite good at isolating noise...once a music signal is present. The sound quality also is quite good.
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  • kevhed72kevhed72 Posts: 3,184
    Will they greatly reduce the droning sound of jet engines or screaming babies during flight? If so, Im sold!
  • nbrowsernbrowser Posts: 7,914
    kevhed72 wrote: »
    Will they greatly reduce the droning sound of jet engines or screaming babies during flight? If so, Im sold!

    Oh yeah! And EASY to drive....hell my iPhone 4S drives them to insane volume. Honestly, they are closed back full over ear and cut out a lot of outside chaff that I kinda get lost easily.
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  • kevhed72kevhed72 Posts: 3,184
    edited April 29
    They look smaller than the Polk Ultrafocus 8000 I bought awhile ago and really liked but too bulky to travel with. Plus, my 12 year old borrowed those for gaming and I never got them back!
  • cfrizzcfrizz Posts: 12,910
    While they don't have NC, they block out sound very well. I take noisy trains and trolleys to work and have to put up with stupid kids who are always making a lot of noise to get attention. Once I put on the music the din goes away.

    They are much smaller than the 8000s and have a much better fit. Once put on and adjusted, they stay put!
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  • nbrowsernbrowser Posts: 7,914
    edited April 29
    cfrizz wrote: »
    They are much smaller than the 8000s and have a much better fit. Once put on and adjusted, they stay put!

    And comfy for hours on end, even with glasses.
    Living room: Samsung UN55KU7000 4K UHD HDR 55 inch TV, Marantz CD6004, Pro-Ject Debut Carbon, Parasound zPhono, Mac Mini, Oppo BDP-93, XBox One S 2Tb, Kenwood DPX792BH car deck for radio purposes, Marantz SR5010 AVR, Parasound HCA-1200II, Front SDA 2 modded with Larrys Rings and RD0-194-1 tweeters, Rear Onkyo SKF-4800 Towers, Center CSiA6, BOOM Tannoy TS2.12 Sub, Audioquest Evergreen interconnects just about everywhere except from AVR to amp, MIT Terminator 4, MIT AVT3 speaker cables with extra terminals covered up Monitor 5 Jr+ in the wings for a center channel.
  • cfrizzcfrizz Posts: 12,910
    nbrowser wrote: »
    cfrizz wrote: »
    They are much smaller than the 8000s and have a much better fit. Once put on and adjusted, they stay put!

    And comfy for hours on end, even with glasses.

    Absolutely, another reason why I love them!
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  • kevhed72kevhed72 Posts: 3,184
    Whats the scoop on the Seinnhauser website....why do they ask for device type? I found a bunch of new "other" pairs on Ebay but they have mave made contact with human hair prior...which is funky.
  • nbrowsernbrowser Posts: 7,914
    kevhed72 wrote: »
    Whats the scoop on the Seinnhauser website....why do they ask for device type? I found a bunch of new "other" pairs on Ebay but they have mave made contact with human hair prior...which is funky.

    They are asking what you intend on plugging them into. Say iPhone or an Android phone, something to do with the inline mic/remote thingy. Mine are the iPhone specific as I use the iPhone but my aftermarket 9 foot long cable....doesn't have anything inline, just wire.
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  • mhardy6647mhardy6647 Posts: 17,648
    ooh, ooh -- here you go.

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  • kevhed72kevhed72 Posts: 3,184
    mhardy6647 wrote: »
    ooh, ooh -- here you go.

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    That is awesome....seriously.

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