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jdok89
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Nov 4, 2016
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How much sound leakage do they have? I work on an open floor space so minimal leakage is ideal.
Nov 4, 2016
SephHaley
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Nov 4, 2016
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Just from the design and observance it looks like little to none would leak out. But I don't know, that's just my guess.
Nov 4, 2016
Hyde
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Nov 4, 2016
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I own a Denon D2000 (very similar headphone also built by Fostex), and if you look closely there is a tiny seam (gap) between the wood cup and the metal part that holds the headphone.
That gap is actually bass vent so this is actually a semi-open headphone. So sound leakage do happen but not too bad. I use my at work and no one complained so far. If your office has ambient sound (people typing, AC sound... etc) then no one will notice.
Nov 4, 2016
Doongle
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Nov 4, 2016
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It does indeed leak, but if you don't play it too loud, it shouldn't be noticeable
Don't know this specific one but I have tried a TH-900 which is quite similar (also by Fostex)
Nov 4, 2016
jdok89
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Nov 4, 2016
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How would this compare to TH-X00 leakage as I heard it is quite noticeable.
Simply difficult to gauge if it is too loud without having a listen.
Does anyone have recommendations to listen to a pair of these around SF?
Nov 4, 2016
Hyde
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Nov 5, 2016
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Oh yes I guess I forgot to mention, D2000 had dampen material inside the cup, which also reduce the sound a little bit. I think E-MU Teak doesn't have any dampen material. So it might be slightly louder.
But for the most part semi-open headphones generally leak a bit but not too bad. For the record my office is also open space. And I tend to crank my music very loud too lol.
I guess you have to ask yourself how much office noise is there and how far are you sitting from the next person. :P
Nov 5, 2016
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