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Noise-cancelling headphones? Recommendations?

Discussion in 'Anything goes' started by spaceman, Aug 3, 2009.

  1. spaceman

    spaceman Active Member

    Any recommendations on noise-cancelling headphones? Not sure if this has been covered on a previous thread. If so, my apologies.

    Do any of you use them on the road? On planes? Do they work? Are they worth the investment? Are the Bose 'phones the best? They're kinda expensive. Are some of the less expensive ones also good? Or is it a case of you get what you pay for?

    Thanks, I'll hang up and listen.
     
  2. YGBFKM

    YGBFKM Guest

    I just listen to Pantera really loud and that cancels out all other noise.
     
  3. spaceman

    spaceman Active Member

    good tip, YGB...
     
  4. imjustagirl

    imjustagirl Active Member

    I just bought a pair off woot, but I don't even know what brand. They come with three sizes of earbuds so you can pick the one that fits your ear best. I just wore them for the first time at the gym, and they were great. I couldn't hear the music being pumped over the speakers at all, and because they're buds, they're super portable.

    I'll figure out what brand they are. So basically this post meant nothing. Sorry. :(
     
  5. Rumpleforeskin

    Rumpleforeskin Active Member

    Depends how much you want to spend. Sony makes a good pair for cheaper, but if you want to spend some money, get Bose.
     
  6. Boom_70

    Boom_70 Well-Known Member

    Space - I have the Bose and from my research nothing compares. They work great when flying. I like to wear them at office so my employees don't bother me.

    Negative is that they are a bit large and you need to be sure you carry extra batteries.

    Here is a review from CNET:

    http://cnet.nytimes.com/headphones/bose-quietcomfort-3/4505-7877_7-31929466.html
     
  7. Moderator1

    Moderator1 Moderator Staff Member

    Shure E2 buds are great but don't know if they're considered "noise cancelling." I hear nothing else, though.
     
  8. JackReacher

    JackReacher Well-Known Member

    Is a link possible? Or has the item been taken down or whatever? I like that you have choices in size. The iPod ear buds I have are too big for my ears. Hurts like hell after about 10 or 15 minutes.
     
  9. imjustagirl

    imjustagirl Active Member

    Here's the link to the blog about it. Obviously can't buy them on Woot right now, but you at least know the name.

    Most ear buds you buy anyplace come with the three sizes of pad things.

    http://www.woot.com/Blog/ViewEntry.aspx?Id=8764
     
  10. spaceman

    spaceman Active Member

    thanks for the advice, all. I think i know what I need to do now.
     
  11. JackReacher

    JackReacher Well-Known Member

    Holy crap! I found the company's site, and they sell for a cool $39.99.

    How much did you pay for yours?
     
  12. Sam Mills 51

    Sam Mills 51 Active Member

    Bose was among the first, or certainly advertised its line of noise-cancelling headphones the most.

    Sony claims they've been doing a lot of work on this front.

    IIRC, Sennheiser - a superb brand not as well known in the states, has been working on its line, too.
     
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