May 5, 201755 views

HE-350 open back

i need some sweet headphones for on the go. and travel. the HE-350 look nice but are openback. how much sound leakage does it have?

Avoid open can if youre leaving the house because not only with everyone hear everything, but you will be able to hear everthing else too
For open cans these are actually quite isolated. "For open cans" is the key phrase though. They leak a lot of sound in both directions. Just not as much as most open cans particularly when it comes to outside noise getting in.
I have a hard time recommending anything but IEMs for on the go listening. You can't really appreciate all the music has to offer when you're on the go so there's no point in spending the money on decent gear if that's your intent.
1. It'll leak a ton of noise. The driver is suspended in the middle, with one end facing you, and another end facing outside and only covered with mesh. So, it's really open
2. HE-350 is shrill. It's been known to be worse than a Grado, and you sure you want that on the go? If this thing fits your sound preference, go ahead but I think some people might not appreciate its sound.
Any open back headphone will not be recommended outside they sound like mini speakers most the time. If you are looking for portable then closed is really the only way not only for sound leakage but for the protection of the headphone too.
ok. i thought so. i assumed the HE-350 could had like sami open or something. but ye im gonna look for closed.