Headphones: Open Dynamic vs Closed Dynamic

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    Yea, closed blocks out more outside noise. However, since there is a 'wall' between the back of the transducer and the outside, you can develop standing waves and reflections. The enclosure size is also smaller than on an open set of headphones (which is essentially infinite for an open type) which can pose problems for designers.

    However, with the end product, these shortcomings usually wont be a problem. The engineers design the headphones to overcome these variables. So, either way, open or closed, you can get an excellent sounding headphone. Many will say that its cheaper to design an open phone to sound better, and that may be true. But I suggest listening to each headphone yourself and see which you like better.
     
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