Best noise isolation headset?

R1HKami

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I compete in tournaments for Super Smash Bros. and I'd really love it if I could silence the fools talking next to me while I try and focus on my tournament matches.. I'm looking for a headset that has great sound quality, inherent amp or noise cancellation, with a 3.5mm cable (preferably with a detachable 3.5mm extension cord). What would you recommend? Thank you!!

edit: also, I don't want a mic
 

ssddx

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there are two ways to reduce noise of external sounds.

A) passive noise isolation. eg, closed cans.
the good? sound quality does not suffer, external noises are muffled. many models to pick from with different signatures.
the bad? closed cans can get hot, isolation is not perfect depending on volumes

B) active noise cancellation. eg, playing opposite audio to counter sounds
the good? done right, counterbalancing sounds cancel out external sound influences
the bad? this cancellation heavily distorts audio giving a rather bad quality compared to regular headphones (opinion). options are also limited on what models have this feature (mostly bose and just a few others)

no headphone has a built in amp, only headsets. that goes against what you seem to want (no mic) and gives you far less options.

it may not have a detachable cable, but the dt770 might be up your alley. i'm not sure what kind of signature you want though (dt770 is v-shaped).

otherwise, any closed can which gets rated decently on isolation would work.. just get one with the kind of signature you want.

iems (deep in ear canal type) are the highest isolation model given they act like earplugs. closed models will isolate even better than closed over-ears and can even reduce low frequencies far better.
 

ssddx

Glorious
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there are two ways to reduce noise of external sounds.

A) passive noise isolation. eg, closed cans.
the good? sound quality does not suffer, external noises are muffled. many models to pick from with different signatures.
the bad? closed cans can get hot, isolation is not perfect depending on volumes

B) active noise cancellation. eg, playing opposite audio to counter sounds
the good? done right, counterbalancing sounds cancel out external sound influences
the bad? this cancellation heavily distorts audio giving a rather bad quality compared to regular headphones (opinion). options are also limited on what models have this feature (mostly bose and just a few others)

no headphone has a built in amp, only headsets. that goes against what you seem to want (no mic) and gives you far less options.

it may not have a detachable cable, but the dt770 might be up your alley. i'm not sure what kind of signature you want though (dt770 is v-shaped).

otherwise, any closed can which gets rated decently on isolation would work.. just get one with the kind of signature you want.

iems (deep in ear canal type) are the highest isolation model given they act like earplugs. closed models will isolate even better than closed over-ears and can even reduce low frequencies far better.
 

R1HKami

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I really appreciate you taking the time to go over all of that, did some research on closed cans and decided to go with the "Audio-Technica ATH-M50x ". It has everything I am looking for with very positive reviews!
 

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