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Old Nov 09, 2012, 09:19 PM
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Noise cancellation headphones -a pleasant surprise.


Coming back through Schipol the other evening, rather than change some remaining Euros for Sterling I impulse bought a set of noise cancellation headphones. Tried them out this evening and they really work, reducing the drone of the turboprop to a minor percentage of the usual blare. Good enough to sleep most of the way back.

I'm impressed.

Anyone else use them?
Old Nov 09, 2012, 09:30 PM
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What kind are they, Leccy? I've thought about purchasing some from time to time.
Old Nov 09, 2012, 09:32 PM
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They are Sony ones - NC200D -and a nice neat package. Very comfortable.
Old Nov 09, 2012, 09:33 PM
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Coming back through Schipol the other evening, rather than change some remaining Euros for Sterling I impulse bought a set of noise cancellation headphones. Tried them out this evening and they really work, reducing the drone of the turboprop to a minor percentage of the usual blare. Good enough to sleep most of the way back.

I'm impressed.

Anyone else use them?
I bought a set several years ago. The ones I bought seemed pretty good at cancelling a steady kind of noise like a jet, but didn't do much for cancelling a variable noise like a crowd would make.
Old Nov 09, 2012, 09:36 PM
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That's what I found - the blurb with these headphones said that they have three modes, suitable for aeroplanes, buses/trains and office environments. They made little difference to the direct tannoy announcements by the cabin crew, but the engine noise/airframe noise was hugely reduced.
Old Nov 09, 2012, 09:40 PM
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That's what I found - the blurb with these headphones said that they have three modes, suitable for aeroplanes, buses/trains and office environments. They made little difference to the direct tannoy announcements by the cabin crew, but the engine noise/airframe noise was hugely reduced.
The ones I bought, and I don't even remember the brand, were relatively inexpensive. So, they just have two modes, off, and the on with a knob to adjust the amount of sound deadening. They work pretty good as regular headphones though too.
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Old Nov 09, 2012, 11:12 PM
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I bought some cheap ones, memorex I think. Also reduces music sound. Sorta work, but if yer gonna do it buy decent ones. Any one try the noise isolating in ear ones?
Old Nov 09, 2012, 11:53 PM
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I've used them for years. Right now I have the Bose QC 15. I wear them in my wood shop and much prefer them over the standard passive noise killer that work like a vise on your head..

We just returned from a trip to Europe and I just plug them into the seat jack or ipod and listen to music instead of the motors.

Since they are electronic you have to turn them off during take off and landing.

Consumer Reports just reviewed several in the Dec issue. They gave the nod to Sony at $400 then Bose at $300.00 I've never tried the new Sony digitals.

These are not as good reproducing music as a high end standard head set like Klipsch or Bowers but close. In airplanes I enjoy handing them to a seat partner and watch the double take when they listen.
Old Nov 10, 2012, 12:56 AM
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I had the Bose QCs when I travelled for work. They are great for canceling out the drone of a jet. Sounded great on the iPod too
Old Nov 10, 2012, 03:33 AM
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I've used them for years. Right now I have the Bose QC 15. I wear them in my wood shop and much prefer them over the standard passive noise killer that work like a vise on your head..

We just returned from a trip to Europe and I just plug them into the seat jack or ipod and listen to music instead of the motors.

Since they are electronic you have to turn them off during take off and landing.

Consumer Reports just reviewed several in the Dec issue. They gave the nod to Sony at $400 then Bose at $300.00 I've never tried the new Sony digitals.

These are not as good reproducing music as a high end standard head set like Klipsch or Bowers but close. In airplanes I enjoy handing them to a seat partner and watch the double take when they listen.
I looked at the Bose QC15 but couldn't really justify the hefty price tag- the usual pounds for dollars thing as they retail for over 300 quid - plus they are quite large. The Sony ones fit in a small pouch in my laptop bag
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I've got some inexpensive Sonys; they help a lot on airplanes. That's all I use them for, but I'd like to see the tech built into my automobile stereo system so I could stop next to a booming loud car and kill their music for 20 feet around.
Old Nov 10, 2012, 11:04 AM
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They are Sony ones - NC200D -and a nice neat package. Very comfortable.
The Casino security guys I know in Vegas use the exact same ones to drown out the bling bling noise.
Old Nov 10, 2012, 12:12 PM
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....... I'd like to see the tech built into my automobile stereo system so I could stop next to a booming loud car and kill their music for 20 feet around.
Here, Here! That would be very nice. I want a "cone of silence" for my car.

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I love my Boses.


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