I'm looking for headphones for open-space office environment to filter out other people's noise (chatting, talking on the phone etc.).
- They should filter out usual office noise effectively.
- Filtering should work well with all kinds of music.
- It will be perfect if filtering works without even listening to music (like an ear-plug).
In the last few years I've used normal headphones which cover my whole ears (Sennheiser HD 201) and ear canal phones (Sennheiser CX-300, CX-300 II). I've found the in-ear phones are better although I'm not completely satisfied with these too. Sometimes I feel that the required volume will hurt my hearing in the long run, so I'm looking for better products.