Originally Posted by Verno Inferno
I think I agree. I'm in the market for some sound isolating headphones because I'm getting a little tired of in-ear. I like the sound isolating for train rides and all, but I dislike that when I walk, I can feel/hear the bass of my footfalls and they sound like a giant is approaching. I also dislike that when the wind or my arm touches the wire, all the vibrations are nice and loud in my ear.
Are these things less noticeable in sound isolating, closed headphones? [Sorry, I'm not hip to the jargon. So I don't know if what I've said makes any sense.]
Generally yes, although you'll still get some noise from friction against the cord (there's a term for that, but I forget...) but you shouldn't hear your footsteps. A coiled cord is much "quieter" in that regard.
Note that open phones don't suffer from that issue, but then they're vulnerable to ambient noise, which isn't any better.