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23 Apr 2012, 6:10 pm

I'm wondering, where to get a good pair of Noise Cancelling HeadPhones?


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23 Apr 2012, 6:51 pm

I haven't looked into noise canceling headphones, but the best brand of headphones (In every way, price, sound, etc.) is Sennheiser.

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23 Apr 2012, 7:05 pm

i wear ear defenders because i find headphones usless, there are a pair that block of a very small amount of sound and are realy soft and comftable. which is that - http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Zumreed-ZHP-0 ... 2c6108f489

also here is the ear defenders i wear - http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/380405503133? ... 1423.l2649

and - http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/320836161422? ... 1497.l2649

and - http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/New-Howard-Le ... 33725027b5


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23 Apr 2012, 8:17 pm

One of my friends swears by Bose, but I have no personal experience with them. I have four piercings in each ear lobe and a cartilege piercing on each side, so if they aren't pulling out the top one they're driving the other four into the side of my head. I wish I could wear them, though...


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24 Apr 2012, 11:54 am

MiatheMutant wrote:
One of my friends swears by Bose, but I have no personal experience with them. I have four piercings in each ear lobe and a cartilege piercing on each side, so if they aren't pulling out the top one they're driving the other four into the side of my head. I wish I could wear them, though...


Try some in-ear or canal phones. These have small tips that sit just inside your ear canal. They isolate you from exterior sounds, and won't touch any ear piercings you have. Something like these:

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24 Apr 2012, 3:00 pm

Thank you, I might try those. I still have two more pairs of the ones I've been using since 2005, but when those wear down I'll look into these.


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25 Apr 2012, 3:20 am

MiatheMutant wrote:
One of my friends swears by Bose, but I have no personal experience with them. I have four piercings in each ear lobe and a cartilege piercing on each side, so if they aren't pulling out the top one they're driving the other four into the side of my head. I wish I could wear them, though...

the bose units are way overrated/overpriced [compared with other brands which suppress noise similarly], plus they are horribly colored in tone quality- they don't sound musical to my ears. if you can stand 'em, the etymotics are the most musically neutral/clear-sounding, but they must be fitted to one's ear canals. but they do block noise very effectively.



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25 Apr 2012, 4:18 am

It seems that a lot depends on what kind of noise you want to get away from:

http://www.hifiheadphones.co.uk/headpho ... lling.html

Noise cancelling headphones are particularly effective with reducing low frequencies (i.e. bass and lower midrange). If the noise is a constant drone it is all the better. For example they work very well at cancelling out the constant low down booming noise created inside an aircraft cabin by jet engines or the roar from fans in a computer room, but will not work so well at reducing the noise of a child screaming in the seat next to you on the train to work in the morning.............if you want to isolate yourself from the noise of a noisy underground train bashing and crashing around they may not best choice.

I was considering a pair for myself, but the main noise I want to remove is my neighbour who suddenly yells at the top of his inconsiderate voice, apparently in response to televison football. :roll: So it's back to plans for soundproofing the walls, double glazing, or getting the sod evicted.