Closed Headphones for a DP: Sennheiser HD438, HD-280, other?

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  1. Acert93

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    Here is the deal: We got a digital piano and need some solid $100 headphones. The DP is in the same room as the Xbox 360 and while it doesn't need to be perfectly quiet for DP practice a headphone that has little leakage and can mute some of the ambient noise is desired. Hence open headphones aren't ideal.

    I found the following on Amazon which seem decent.

    Sennheiser HD-280 PRO Headphones
    http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B000065BPB/ref=ord_cart_shr?ie=UTF8&m=A2JUPN4BTA3CZV
    Pro: 32dB of ambient noise attenuation

    Sennheiser HD438
    http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B002DGTGNQ/ref=ord_cart_shr?ie=UTF8&m=A371WP6P00TWM0
    Pro: 4.6' and 10' detachable cables

    Sennheiser HD448
    http://www.amazon.com/Sennheiser-HD448-Closed-Circumaural-Headphone/dp/B002DGTGO0/ref=pd_cp_e_1
    Pro: 4.6 ft OFC with 5.2 ft OFC extension; leatherette earpads block out ambient noise


    The HD-280's sound like a solid bet. Any suggestions?
     
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    Have you looked at any of the in-ear headphones such as from Shure or similar from Sennheiser? They do an awesome job of removing any and all ambient noise. With my Shure E3s and E4s, I can't hear any outside noise which means the audio level I need to use is around 20% of that with normal headphones.
     
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    Personally, I've always been partial to the Sony MDR-V6 which have been studio headphone used now for decades.
     
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