Lab Fnac: Top 5 Helmets In Insulation

Just take the metro or train to account, listening to the helmet has become unavoidable in transit.

And in addition the musicality, insulation has become an essential criterion in the choice of his headphones. Here is a selection of the best in the field, based on the results of tests of the Lab of Fnac.

A mannequin placed in a room using anechoic lab Fnac measure passive insulation in the bass, mid and treble. Some of the helmets of this selection have a circuit of active noise reduction. The measurements are then made with the reduction on. For more details on the methods used, please refer to the technical issue devoted to helmets by our eminent colleagues in the lab.

B&O Play H8

Rightly credited with 4 stars by the Fnac Lab experts, this very nice headset offers a passive insulation already very good and complemented by a function of active noise which makes it a must for listening in transport. A very good Bluetooth headset that shines on all criteria and don’t forget to be diabolically musical.

Sound insulation

Insulation/bass: 4-10

Insulation/mediums: 6-10

insulation/treble: 9 10

The Fnac lab test

Parrot Zik 3

It’s not really a surprise to find the Parrot Zik 3 in this selection. Its active noise reduction function is to trigger automatic, flexible and very efficient. But it’s also a good Bluetooth headset with a digital audio converter (DAC). Not to mention his very convenient touch control pad and a feature-rich application. One of the stars of the transit helmets.

Sound insulation

Insulation/bass: 3-10

Insulation/mediums: 7-10

insulation/treble: 10 10

The Fnac lab test

Bose QuietComfort 25

A selection of insulating helmets without the Bose QC 25 would be heresy! It offers a particularly good insulation in low frequencies, which will take his interest when traveling by train and especially aircraft. Lightweight and easy to feed, it will be the perfect companion for your mobile music listening. Note that active works also without music signal and that it is powered by AAA batteries.

Sound insulation

Insulation/bass: 4-10

Insulation/mediums: 8-10

insulation/treble: 8-10

The Fnac lab test

Marshall Major II

Not active noise reduction for the Marshall Major II, but a good passive isolation which is paid at the price of a significant pressure on the ears. Your music won’t interfere with your neighbors, and it offers a music sharing function by plugging another helmet serial.

Sound insulation

Insulation/bass: 4-10

Insulation/mediums: 7-10

insulation/treble: 9 10

The Fnac lab test

JBL Everest Elite 700BT

Version with active reduction of noise of the JBL Everest 700, the JBL Elite 700BT retains the strengths of his alter ego while offering a logically better insulation. Too bad that she pays by bandwidth slightly cropped at the ends. The pressure on the ears is significant.