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I love how the promo shots show people wearing these outside... they have zero sound isolation. I have a pair of HD 600 and they are amazing. I'm sure these will be like a unicorn pooping magic into your head, but they are only for inside listening in a quiet room, preferably with a huge tube amp.
That's... just not true. Open cans can absolutely be used outside.
Yes they "can" be used outside, but what's the point? You are getting all kinds of ambient noise at the same time. You loose a huge amount of definition and depth. Also if you want to drive these correctly you should have an amp, so you now need to carry an amp with you which is a bit of a pain. Also part two, these are really loud to the people adjacent to you. Even at moderate listening levels anyone within 10 feet can hear every lyric (don't wear them in public transit). That said, whatever makes you happy. If you enjoy hearing traffic and city noise over your music good for you. Ill use my Sennheisers inside and a decent pair of IEMs outside.
I wouldn't necessarily use "drive correctly" and might be more inclined to say "get the most out of them" . They are fairly efficient, as long as the source has sufficient voltage swing they will get "loud enough." Keep in mind I personally wouldn't choose to use them this way but I get plenty of volume out of them on my HTC One (m9) and iPhone 6 plus.
THANKS you for this interesting feedback about isolation.
I have a meizu pro 5 smartphone and was planing to use the headphone with my phone even outside, but i think i will reconsiderate my project.
You can only build a case around the worst case scenarios, which is all you're describing. For everything else and most real world cases, it's absolutely fine.
Yeah the images don't reflect how this is designed to be used at all. I haven't had a big issue hearing open's outside, but I'd rather not risk breaking them.