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    Noise canceling headphones advice


    I travel pretty frequently for work, looking for a pair of noise-canceling headphones for watching movies on a plane. Won't be used for music at the gym or anything like that.
    Bluetooth is not a requirement, since it will be either plugged into my phone/laptop, or the screen on the plane. (Can ones that are bluetooth still be used corded?)
    Any features or anything I should consider? It would be great if they came with a hard case, since they'll be packed in my luggage most of the time. I'm not a fan of in-ear style headphones.
    Looks like there's some deals for Prime Day, so I'll probably buy some today or tomorrow. Thanks.

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    Re: Noise canceling headphones advice

    I'm not normally a Bose guy but their QuietComforts are the bomb.

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    Re: Noise canceling headphones advice

    Bose over ear all day err day. I wear them at work everyday all day, stay comfortable battery last long! Does not fatigue your ears. Worth every penny. Just buy them!! also for the plane is no brainier Love them also when I travel. Takes air noise and baby to maybe a 2- 3.

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    Re: Noise canceling headphones advice

    I use the Sony wh1000. They were highly rated when I bought them, with very similar reviews to the Bose. It’s the only pair I’ve ever owned so I can’t compare or contrast myself, but I would be happy to by them again. It’s like entering another world when they are on.

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    Re: Noise canceling headphones advice

    Bose and don’t look back

    The Sony’s get a lot of great reviews, but for airplane rides and watching movies the Bose win for me.

    I think the Sony’s would win if I were using them for music and movies and various conditions, but I find it harder to hear the dialogue over the sound effects/music when watching video.

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    Re: Noise canceling headphones advice

    i use these...i'm sure they aren't as good as bose but i was impressed with how good they actually are for the price...

    https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0...?ie=UTF8&psc=1

    i use this to connect my tv to the headphones since my tv is older...

    https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0...?ie=UTF8&psc=1

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    Re: Noise canceling headphones advice

    The sony are unreal. I have a pair. They should better than the bose and the noise canceling seems a little better. I bought my wife the bose because they were said to be a little more rugged, and I would say that they are.. but comparing the two I'm glad I got the sony.

    Before buying on amazing look for NIB deals on ebay. I got hers ~75 off the best price I could find anywhere else that way.

    Yes you can listen corded once they die, but you won't have any noise canceling. That being said when they say the sony is good for 30 hours they mean it. They last forever and charge quickly.

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    i just picked up a set of the Bose QC25's at the outlet store for $130. they come with an airplane adapter too. i've been using them to mow the lawn and they're pretty awesome.

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    Re: Noise canceling headphones advice

    Quote Originally Posted by Jim View Post
    i've been using them to mow the lawn and they're pretty awesome.
    i use a pair of 3m work tunes NRR 24db for the lawn and just plug in my phone for music or run the am/fm radio on the work tunes...i think my howard leight shooting muffs are NRR 22 but they can only plug in, no radio

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    Re: Noise canceling headphones advice

    Quote Originally Posted by MattR302 View Post
    I travel pretty frequently for work, looking for a pair of noise-canceling headphones for watching movies on a plane. Won't be used for music at the gym or anything like that.
    Bluetooth is not a requirement, since it will be either plugged into my phone/laptop, or the screen on the plane. (Can ones that are bluetooth still be used corded?)
    Any features or anything I should consider? It would be great if they came with a hard case, since they'll be packed in my luggage most of the time. I'm not a fan of in-ear style headphones.
    Looks like there's some deals for Prime Day, so I'll probably buy some today or tomorrow. Thanks.
    I bolded what I believe are your core requirements. This would be an investment so I would recommend paying a little more and picking up a Bose Noise Cancelling headphones.

    https://www.bose.com/en_us/products/...eadphones.html

    I absolutely love my Quiet Comfort 35s...Bose is a leader in this space and they have won my business moving forward unless they somehow drop the ball in their future products.

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    Quote Originally Posted by virtualbong View Post
    I bolded what I believe are your core requirements. This would be an investment so I would recommend paying a little more and picking up a Bose Noise Cancelling headphones.

    https://www.bose.com/en_us/products/...eadphones.html

    I absolutely love my Quiet Comfort 35s...Bose is a leader in this space and they have won my business moving forward unless they somehow drop the ball in their future products.
    the 35's are bluethooth and $350. i just bought the 25's for $130 and they include the airplane adapter

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    Re: Noise canceling headphones advice

    Bose end of story. ~10yrs now I think, Ive had both the 25s and now 35s. They have the canceling technology down pat. Sound quality could be better but for the average user they're great.

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    Re: Noise canceling headphones advice

    Thanks for the advice fellas. Anybody know if the Bose headphones are any good?

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    Re: Noise canceling headphones advice

    Hah. I travel by air a lot (I'm on flight number 66 this year alone). You see two types of over the ear headphones on planes.
    1. Bose 35
    2. Sony WH1000

    Buy either. They are both great. You look like an audiophile if you rock the Bose, but I prefer the extra $100 in my pocket and bought the Sony.

    To answer your other questions.
    1. You can use a cord with the Sonys.
    2. They come with a hard-ish case.

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    Re: Noise canceling headphones advice

    Quote Originally Posted by Degsy View Post
    Hah. I travel by air a lot (I'm on flight number 66 this year alone). You see two types of over the ear headphones on planes.
    1. Bose 35
    2. Sony WH1000

    Buy either. They are both great. You look like an audiophile if you rock the Bose, but I prefer the extra $100 in my pocket and bought the Sony.

    To answer your other questions.
    1. You can use a cord with the Sonys.
    2. They come with a hard-ish case.

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    The Sony and bose are about the same price right now. Both can be had a bit under 300.

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    Re: Noise canceling headphones advice

    Being a former heavy traveler, and a current owner of both, get the Sony's. They have crept ever so slightly in front of Bose on the noise cancellation game at the moment but the sound is much better than the Bose.

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    Re: Noise canceling headphones advice

    Quote Originally Posted by Jim View Post
    the 35's are bluethooth and $350. i just bought the 25's for $130 and they include the airplane adapter
    Good point, I was assuming he was watching movies on his iPad or Laptop but the 35s also come with a cord and airplane adapter. I still think the 35s is the best all around option and it's an investment.

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    Re: Noise canceling headphones advice

    Quote Originally Posted by Degsy View Post
    Hah. I travel by air a lot (I'm on flight number 66 this year alone). You see two types of over the ear headphones on planes.
    1. Bose 35
    2. Sony WH1000

    Buy either. They are both great. You look like an audiophile if you rock the Bose, but I prefer the extra $100 in my pocket and bought the Sony.

    To answer your other questions.
    1. You can use a cord with the Sonys.
    2. They come with a hard-ish case.

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    What's up D! Long time.

    https://www.soundguys.com/sony-wh-10...-to-buy-22275/

    https://www.amazon.com/Sony-Noise-Ca...380131b66eed67

    https://www.amazon.com/Bose-QuietCom...-1-spons&psc=1

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    Re: Noise canceling headphones advice

    Update: ended up buying a pair of barely-used Sony WH1000XM2 on eBay for $125.
    Looking forward to testing them out on a trip next week.

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    Re: Noise canceling headphones advice

    Inspect the hinge area very closely when you get them and treat them well. The hinge area was weak in the 1s and 2s, apparently remedied with the 3s.

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