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Noise cancelling headphones recommendation.

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2011/03/21 12:05:05 (permalink)

Noise cancelling headphones recommendation.

Just tried on a colleagues Bose, he got them from New York, - reckons they're about £250-£300 to buy here.. - 
 
They're amazing!  But would I really need to spend the same to achieve the same performance?  I have heard that Bose are over-priced for the performance they offer?
 
Any recommendations or buying advice appreciated.
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    Re:Noise cancelling headphones recommendation. 2011/03/21 12:17:31 (permalink)
    Overpriced for the normal stuff like homes cinema stuff and that..I have a load of their stuff but I get a huge discount.
     
    Tho ive only used one other NC head cans on another flight (you could rent them out), their were not on par with the BOSE CQ ones, in terms of absolutly removing the engine drone from the background/ sound..also good to just turn the noise cancelling on to sit in silence.
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    Re:Noise cancelling headphones recommendation. 2011/03/21 13:00:33 (permalink)
    I recently had to get another pair of noise cancelling headphones and I settled for another pair of Bose QC. Don't bother looking at anything sennheiser, they can be just as expensive and from the ones I  tried weren't even half as good. 
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    Re:Noise cancelling headphones recommendation. 2011/03/21 13:12:16 (permalink)
    What do you use them for tebow?
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    Re:Noise cancelling headphones recommendation. 2011/03/21 13:17:36 (permalink)
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    What do you use them for tebow?

    Just when I'm on planes and trains. I travel quite a bit and used to get travel sickness a lot but since wearing them it has reduced enormously. Probably just coincidence but not worth the risk!
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    Re:Noise cancelling headphones recommendation. 2011/03/21 13:26:40 (permalink)
    I used to have to wear them bands on my wrist to stop my travel sickness
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    Re:Noise cancelling headphones recommendation. 2011/03/21 13:29:54 (permalink)
    http://www.shure.co.uk/products/earphones
     
    Ive got the SE315 and highly recommend them!
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    Re:Noise cancelling headphones recommendation. 2011/03/21 13:57:41 (permalink)
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    Re:Noise cancelling headphones recommendation. 2011/03/21 14:03:04 (permalink)
    Skrewdriver

    Never heard of Shure to be honest... - thanks for the link.

    Both of these look like they've got good reviews

    http://www.amazon.co.uk/Sony-MDR-NC60-Quality-Cancelling-Headphones/dp/B000OQ5OOM/ref=sr_1_6?ie=UTF8&qid=1300715801&sr=8-6

    http://www.amazon.co.uk/Panasonic-RP-HC700E-S-Noise-Cancelling-Headphones/dp/B003923378/ref=sr_1_14?ie=UTF8&qid=1300715801&sr=8-14



    The best advice I could give is go and try them but from what I found, you do get what you pay for. It also depends on how much noise cancelling you want and what you are using them for. If you want to reduce the noise of everyday life then a cheaper pair will probably fit the bill but if you specifically want them for air travel you will be disappointed with a mediocre pair.
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    Re:Noise cancelling headphones recommendation. 2011/03/21 14:30:08 (permalink)
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    http://www.shure.co.uk/products/earphones

    Ive got the SE315 and highly recommend them!


    Ear canal seals are not the same thing mate..thats fine for normal background noise, but do nothingt o stop the drone from a plane.
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    Re:Noise cancelling headphones recommendation. 2011/03/21 15:29:49 (permalink)
    Skrewdriver

    Just tried on a colleagues Bose, he got them from New York, - reckons they're about £250-£300 to buy here.. - 

    They're amazing!  But would I really need to spend the same to achieve the same performance?  I have heard that Bose are over-priced for the performance they offer?

    Any recommendations or buying advice appreciated.

     
    Never tried the Bose ones but these are pretty good and a heck of a lot cheaper:
     
    http://www.play.com/Electronics/Electronics/4-/8240767/Goldring-NS1000-Active-Noise-Reduction-Cancelling-Headphones/Product.html?searchtype=allproducts&searchsource=0&searchstring=goldring&urlrefer=search

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    Re:Noise cancelling headphones recommendation. 2011/03/21 15:57:55 (permalink)
    Baed on pretty old way of working the noise cancellation tho..theirs no active peaker/ mic to properly cancel out the drone.
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