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05-12-2010, 12:32 PM
Hello All!

I just purchased a pair of Sennheiser HD 555s.

They sound great! but everyone else can hear what I am listening to!

Is there a comparable pair of Colsed Ear headphones that you could recommend?


05-12-2010, 01:33 PM
Have you tried the HD 280's? No headphone will keep 100% of the sound in your head, though.

05-12-2010, 02:25 PM
Thanks Mark!

I read the reviews and the Senn 280s sound good.

Any idea how they compare to the Audio Technica ATH-A700?

Some people mentioned those were good too

06-02-2010, 06:38 PM
well it all depends how much you want to spend and even though I could base my suggestions on how much I think you paid for the 555's, but they are an older model and the prices now vary widely.

The 280's have been rated highly for along time, you can check out a consensus review of them here:

A newer sennheiser model, the 448, is rapidly taking market share from the 280 as it fits a similar niche (close back full size headphones near $100) and is getting really high praise.