What are the best noise isolating headphones?

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    #1Sennheiser HD280PRO

    Sennheiser HD280PRO

    The HD 280 PRO is a high-quality headphone by Sennheiser that features dynamic, closed-ear, lightweight and comfortable build-up. It has a 3.3 - 9.8 feet coiled wire and up to 32 db attenuation of outside sound source.

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    Harold McDonald
    Written on March 18, 2018
    "Tremendous headphones. The sound quality is as crisp and clear as I have ever experienced. They also cancel noise very well. They sit very comfortably on my head, and they feel very snug without being too tight."
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    #2Philips M1MKIIBK/27 Fidelio

    Philips M1MKIIBK/27 Fidelio

    Melding best-in-class sound and true comfort in an iconic design, the Philips Fidelio M1MKII is expertly engineered and crafted for high definition music enjoyment. Its light yet sturdy design also ensures superb noise isolation on the go.

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    Willie Brown
    Written on March 10, 2018
    "The headphones are very well designed to the point of almost being elegant compared to other more intrusive headphone designs. The build is good with most of the frame covered in leather. There are other top choices which may perform better including Beyerdynamic DT 770M 80ohm and Etymotic Research HF5 (Top IEM) but overall an excellent choice and certainly can be argued to be among the best. "
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    #3Sennheiser HD 206

    Sennheiser HD 206

    The Sennheiser HD206 is a pair of closed back headphones that offers passive sound isolation and avoids sound leakage. Thanks to its lightweight and comfortable design, these headphones are ideal for long listening.

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    Susan Myers
    Written on March 17, 2018
    "These look like a great value for the money if they perform as well as the higher prices brands. "

DID YOU KNOW?

Did you know that 63 percent of all U.S. protected lands are exposed to man-made noise? These kinds of noises come from cars and activities like mining. Of course, sounds are part of everyday life. However, those sounds that are excessive and unpleasant are usually called noise. Noise is one of the most common environmental exposures in the United States. In 1981, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) estimated that about 50% of the population are exposed to traffic noise. The level of these noises were even high enough to be harmful to health. Noise isn't treated the same as pollutants of a chemical or radiological nature. Despite the widespread prevalence of noise, it is treated with much toleration. Very few communities appear to consider the health risks of noise.

There are a lot of risks involved with exposure to noise pollution. These ranges from increased stress and lack of sleep to shortened life spans. Increased noise levels can also harm wildlife by masking natural noises and interfering with how animals hunt and mate. The dangers that this problem should not be overlooked as it is proven that they can be really harmful. Music is a good kind of sound that people can rely on in times of noise pollution. It is now a convenience to be able to listen to music because of the emerging state of the art gadgets. The best wireless headphones are available in order to fit more people's lifestyles. Waterproof earbuds also help people enjoy music at different times. 

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    #4Edifier H840

    Edifier H840

    The Edifier H840 over-ear headphones deliver you isolating closed monitor professional sound, ergonomic fit with comfortable soft leather earmuffs and a solid build. 

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    Crystal Myers
    Written on March 18, 2018
    "The Edifier H840 are an over the ear headphone set that are noise canceling. They come in sleek colors like blue, black and white. So comfortable you can wear for extended periods of time even. "
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    #5Mpow 059

    Mpow 059

    Designed for an excellent listening experience, Mpow 059 Bluetooth headset with CSR chip and around-ear cushion design can provide robust, immersive and Hi-fidelity sound.

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    Vincent Gomez
    Written on March 23, 2018
    "For a low price of about $35 the Mpow 59 performs adequately. Bluetooth works well and the battery lasts a while. But they would not be in a category of "best" . For that other brands such as Beyerdynamic, Sennheiser and Etymotic Research have top rated items. "
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    #6TaoTronics TT-BH17US

    TaoTronics TT-BH17US
    The TaoTronics TT-BH17US headphones allow you to listen to music anywhere thanks to their Bluetooth capability. With a retro style, they offer you up to 20 hours of playtime. They have noise cancellation technology and let you enjoy high quality, hands free phone calls with their mic. 

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    Joyce Barnes
    Written on March 18, 2018
    "The TaoTronics headphones have extended WireLess playtime! They Noise Cancel! and they have a mic too!! Quite comfortable and I can't hear any of the fireworks my neighbors have been setting off all month!"
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    #7Audio-Technica ATH-M50x

    Audio-Technica ATH-M50x

    The ATH-M50x is a pair of closed back headphones that can be used for studio monitoring as well as casual music listening. The sound produced by this headphones can be considered as neutral or balanced but has a slightly aggressive tone.

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    Joshua Howard
    Written on April 1, 2019
    "As a sound engineer, I suggest that you use this for its exceptional clarity throughout an extended frequency ranges. This is also ideal for studio recording use due to its noise blocking and noise isolation abilities!"
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    #8Beyerdynamic DT770 Pro

    Beyerdynamic DT770 Pro
    The DT770 Pro is a pair of over-ear headphones, specially designed for professional mixing and studio recording thanks to its high-resolution sound. This is a good option not only for professionals but also people who need to cope with a noisy environment or want some comfortable headphones to to use for many hours.
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    Matthew Morris
    Written on April 1, 2019
    "This is on one of those good quality headphones that don't leak sound even at high frequencies. Perfect for studio recordings too with high-resolution!"
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    #9Bose QuietComfort 35 Series

    Bose QuietComfort 35 Series

    World-class noise cancellation makes quiet sound quieter and music sound better. Volume-optimized EQ for balanced audio performance at any volume. Wireless convenience, with easy Bluetooth and NFC pairing aided by voice prompts. 20-hour battery life per charge; up to 40 hours in wired mode. Noise-rejecting dual-microphone system for clear calls even in windy environments

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    Nicole Johnson
    Written on April 1, 2019
    "Yes its quite pricey but if you really are into sound isolation and noise-blocking headphones that has really good sound then this is really good. I enjoy its volume-optimized EQ for balanced audio performance at any volume"
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    #10Sennheiser HD 25

    Sennheiser HD 25

    Sennheiser HD 25 is an on-ear monitoring headphone with a split headband and rotatable ear cups. It has lightweight aluminum voice coils and a 1.5m straight cable which gives it high sensitivity.

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    Judy Torres
    Written on April 1, 2019
    "Unbelievable how lightweight this is but is very good at noise isolation. As expected, I really trust those ones made my Sennheiser. They make the best noise blocking headphones"

Summary

Best What are the best noise isolating headphones
RankSolutionsTypeVotesPrice
1Sennheiser HD280PROElectronics 14 Paid
2Philips M1MKIIBK/27 Fidelio Electronics 9 Paid
3Sennheiser HD 206Electronics 6 Paid
4Edifier H840Electronics 4 Paid
5Mpow 059Electronics 4 Paid
6TaoTronics TT-BH17USElectronics 1 Paid
7Audio-Technica ATH-M50xElectronics 0 Paid
8Beyerdynamic DT770 ProElectronics 0 Paid
9Bose QuietComfort 35 SeriesElectronics 0 Paid
10Sennheiser HD 25Electronics 0 Paid
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