Given the 'open' design with the 'diffuser' how good are these at noise isolation? e.g. on the tube, vs. other isolating in-ears like sennheiser CX/MP

  • Asked by Olavi V
  • Sep 7, 2011
Bowers & Wilkins C5 In-Ear Headphones

Bowers & Wilkins C5 In-Ear Headphones

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    Don't buy these headsets if you want decent sound isolation. From what I understand this design was intentional so you could hear some outside noise which of course means a fair amount of noise will also leak out as well. I've never used the sennheiser earbuds but my old pairs of sony mdr ex series did a much better job isolating noise like this does.

    • Answered by David N from Whitman
    • Sep 22, 2011