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pureetofu
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I'm looking for a good pair of noise cancelling headphones.

Of course my first choice were the Bose-15's but unfortunately they created a pressure sensation in my ears that lead to a headache.
http://www.bestbuy.com/site/Bose%26%23174%3B+-+QuietComfort%26%23174%3B+15+Acoustic+Noise+Cancelling%26%23174%3B+Headphones/9450578.p?id=1218106625357&skuId=9450578

Unfortunately the Bose headphones will not operate at all without the noise cancelling enabled. Does anybody have recommendations for headphones with a noise cancelling option? If not, noise isolating?

6/28/2012 9:07:29 AM

neodata686
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"they created a pressure sensation in my ears that lead to a headache."


That's the effect of noise canceling. Every pair I've tried do this. What is your intended purpose? You may also want to look at noise isolating IEM's. They simply plug up your ears like ear plugs. Great sound quality as well.

6/28/2012 9:17:23 AM

pureetofu
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neodata686 I have a pair that plug into my ears and they work well, however I'd like to find something over the ear that I can use.

The noise cancelling mode isn't bad when flying, just I'd like to use these headphones at my desk as well. I found the noise cancelling only causes a headache when there is no noise to cancel (aka an airplane engine).

I'm interested in something similar to the Sony's if anybody has experience with them:
http://www.bestbuy.com/site/Sony+-+Over-the-Ear+Headphones/3316133.p?id=1218400854246&skuId=3316133

6/28/2012 9:32:09 AM

neodata686
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Have not tried the Sony's. Here's some more:

http://reviews.cnet.com/best-noise-cancelling-headphones/

6/28/2012 11:07:52 AM

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Bttt

Less me to the promised Land TWW, for $200ish or less

4/9/2019 3:23:33 PM

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I bought the Sony’s a while back and returned them after a week. I could hear a very subtle hissing that my SO’s Bose didn’t have.

For active noise cancellation I don’t think you can beat the Bose over the ear models. I haven’t tried the active cancellation in ear ones.

There are some sets with apps that connect via Bluetooth and let you set different filters for sound quality, some headsets work better if you like to use voice assistants, but if you just want to cancel out background noise the Bose are the best.

[Edited on April 9, 2019 at 3:48 PM. Reason : ]

4/9/2019 3:46:56 PM

afripino
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I have the JBL Everest Elite's. I like 'em.

4/9/2019 5:39:44 PM

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Unless you're sure of the noise cancellation capabilities I highly recommend a set that has multiple levels of cancel or at least an off switch.

I used to get headaches on long flights and work sessions. Got a newer set that has 3 levels of noise cancel, and now I'm set. On the low setting I can work all day problem free.

I think I have a variant of these: https://www.amazon.com/Sony-XB950N1-Wireless-Canceling-Headphones/dp/B01MUGEYT7/ref=sr_1_37?keywords=sony+noise+cancel&qid=1554929319&s=electronics&sr=1-37 With nothing playing there is an ever-so-slight hiss, but once bluetooth connects and even if you play a silent track they're near silent.

In Ear Monitors are also a great suggestion... but the best ones need ear scans for custom fit and forget $200.

4/10/2019 4:49:51 PM

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bttt

6/25/2019 10:02:24 AM

BettrOffDead
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"I found the noise cancelling only causes a headache when there is no noise to cancel"

6/26/2019 8:17:34 AM

Novicane
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i sit on a ton conf calls and talk a lot. Not a fan of the headsets missing the mics. My boss got one and i hear feedback on his monitors a lot from him voice causing an echo.

6/28/2019 4:33:21 PM

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Got an open box of these for $75 off Amazon. Definitely worth it. eBay has "refurbs" for $55-$60 if you wanna roll the dice a little.

https://www.amazon.com/gp/aw/d/B01MUGEYT7

6/28/2019 8:35:51 PM

theDuke866
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Bose QC35 is the best I've tried so far.

The generally have the best noise cancelling in aviation headsets, too, so I'm not surprised. I'm actually overall not a Bose fan at all; I would never, ever consider buying anything they make for home or car audio, for example. They make very nice headsets, though.

8/4/2019 9:48:44 PM

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I have a set of the WH1000XM3 NC headphones arriving this week. I've heard/read that the NC on those is pretty awesome. The NC on the cheap ones I bought ^^ is not very good, but I liked the sound quality coming from Beats Studio 3's and liking some extra bass

[Edited on August 4, 2019 at 10:51 PM. Reason : https://www.tomsguide.com/us/bose-qc-35-ii-vs-sony-wh-1000x-m3,review-5909.html]

8/4/2019 10:47:05 PM

OmarBadu
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^ i have v1 of those and love them still

8/5/2019 11:36:42 AM

theDuke866
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my daughter had a set of Sony ANC headphones. Hers were the WH-CH700N model, and they were definitely not as good as Bose, although I felt they were pretty decent for the money.

8/5/2019 8:33:41 PM

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I have the WH1000XM2 and they broke after about a year. The plastic surrounding the head strap cracked and now it'll dislocate when adjusted. It sucks. If you buy the sony's definitely get an extended warranty. Sony basically told me to go fuck myself.

8/9/2019 10:00:36 AM

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Got my XM3s in, and the NC is absolutely insane

8/9/2019 11:07:28 AM

kiljadn
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I feel like the Sonys are the primo ones that are recommended by everyone. I bought some Sennheiser PXC 550s a few years ago and they are (still) butter.

8/10/2019 7:42:19 PM

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