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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

moron
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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

wwwebsurfer
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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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