Neither Grado nor the Koss provide any isolation for the user. I have to agree they both are great for the money, I have the SR60's and the Porta Pros.

I would recommend a model from Etymotic Research. I had the HF5 and currently use the ER4's. The HF5's are within your price range and sound amazing.


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