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    Noise canceling headphones

    I had a 9 hr flight last week, and tried on a pair of those bose headphones. I hate bose, but wow did they make a huge difference. Does anyone know of other headphones that cancel noise on planes/offices as well as bose, but also sound good?

    I am going to have to travel a bunch more for work including overseas so I am willing to invest if necessary.


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    Re: Noise canceling headphones

    They're not noise-cancelling, but I own a set of iBeats.



    They have excellent sound and block out background noise. I was sitting in the seat right next to the engine of a DC-9 (or I believe that since Boeing bought out McDonnel-Douglass they're now calling it a Super 80) and it blocked out just about all of the sound of that engine. Plus you can answer and converse on the phone with them.

    One of the best $100 I've ever spent.


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    Re: Noise canceling headphones

    Quote Originally Posted by jdoggivjc View Post
    They're not noise-cancelling, but I own a set of iBeats.



    They have excellent sound and block out background noise. I was sitting in the seat right next to the engine of a DC-9 (or I believe that since Boeing bought out McDonnel-Douglass they're now calling it a Super 80) and it blocked out just about all of the sound of that engine. Plus you can answer and converse on the phone with them.

    One of the best $100 I've ever spent.
    I was going to come in here and say Beats by Dre as a joke and you've ruined it now.



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    Re: Noise canceling headphones

    I would go with the Audio Technica ATH-ANC7B. But Polk, Phiaton, Denon, AKG, Klipsch, and Sennheiser also make noise cancelling headphones.


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    Re: Noise canceling headphones

    Quote Originally Posted by brianhos View Post
    I had a 9 hr flight last week, and tried on a pair of those bose headphones. I hate bose, but wow did they make a huge difference. Does anyone know of other headphones that cancel noise on planes/offices as well as bose, but also sound good?

    I am going to have to travel a bunch more for work including overseas so I am willing to invest if necessary.
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    Re: Noise canceling headphones

    Why do you hate Bose?



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    Re: Noise canceling headphones

    Quote Originally Posted by driegner View Post
    Why do you hate Bose?
    Poor sound quality would be my guess.

    Not trying to flame, some people like their bose products and there's no problem with that. But at similar price points there generally are better sounding alternatives.

    Edit: By better sounding really mean more accurate sound reproduction, usually on the high and low end.


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    Re: Noise canceling headphones

    Quote Originally Posted by driegner View Post
    Why do you hate Bose?
    They worked great for noise canceling, but music was terrible. I would put them just a smidge past the white ipod headphones for quality. I have a pair of in ear Denons right now, and my over the ear are Grados, so I am spoiled.


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    Re: Noise canceling headphones

    I love my Beats Studio headphones. Only thing that is annoying is how badly they bleed sounds. Really depends on personal preference.


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    Re: Noise canceling headphones

    Quote Originally Posted by HGPuck View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by driegner View Post
    Why do you hate Bose?
    Poor sound quality would be my guess.Not trying to flame, some people like their bose products and there's no problem with that. But at similar price points there generally are better sounding alternatives.Edit: By better sounding really mean more accurate sound reproduction, usually on the high and low end.

    Bose cost so much due to marketing. As was said, you can get much better quality/accuracy at the same price point (same goes for Beats). As for headphones, I don't have any noise canceling, but have had a pair of Sennheiser for quite a while and enjoy them.



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    Re: Noise canceling headphones

    Quote Originally Posted by brianhos View Post
    They worked great for noise canceling, but music was terrible. I would put them just a smidge past the white ipod headphones for quality. I have a pair of in ear Denons right now, and my over the ear are Grados, so I am spoiled.
    Do you listen to MP3s? At a certain point, doesn't the quality of sound in MP3s become the limiting factor instead of the headphones?



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    Re: Noise canceling headphones

    Quote Originally Posted by brianhos View Post
    They worked great for noise canceling, but music was terrible. I would put them just a smidge past the white ipod headphones for quality. I have a pair of in ear Denons right now, and my over the ear are Grados, so I am spoiled.
    Which Grados do you have?


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    Re: Noise canceling headphones

    my brother has a pair of dre beats, and after using them the other week they are the best combination of noise cancelling and sound quality that ive heard. I've owned probably 3 or 4 different headphones throughout college.



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    Re: Noise canceling headphones

    The best set of headphones (for the price) are these.

    Sennheiser HD203 Closed Back Around Ear Studio Headphones | GuitarCenter

    I use these a lot when I'm recording in the studio because although the headphone the studio have on hand are the highest quality, doesn't mean they are the most comfortable. With these you can wear them all day and not be bothered by them.


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    Re: Noise canceling headphones

    Fully agree on the Sennheiser recommendation. I have a pair of HD428's and they are ridiculously good.



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