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post #31 of 42
Those over-ear Audio Technicas are definitely top-tier in performance but I wouldn't mind saving space/weight. Anyone used the Sennheiser PXC 250 or the new PXC 250 IIs? Similar to the Audio Technica ATH-ANC1. They're on-ear phones and have good reviews.


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Audio Technicas are classic airplane headphones, and they come reasonably priced. I have a pair of the ATH-ANC7 that work really well, I believe I got them in an apple store for 200 which is reasonably overpriced (I usually purchase online but it was very spur of the moment).
post #32 of 42
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I must be one of the few people who feel that noise canceling is superior to isolation headphones. There are many on-line experts who feel isolation is the best. I think it may have to do with personal preference.

When flying, the hum and high pitched wine of engines is very tiring to my ears. I've tried isolation headphones and I still seem to sense a fair amount of hum and vibration. To counter that I need to increase volume which becomes tiring and rough on my hearing on a long flight.

Noise canceling headphones on the other hand seem to counter my awareness of the droning noises. The result is that I feel more refreshed and relaxed without having to increase volume significantly.

I tend to agree with you Gus. I've had a hard time getting isolation with various headphones.

The Bose QC2s are pretty good.
post #33 of 42
After traveling with them, has anyone regretted buying the larger over-ear phones like the Sennheiser PXC 350 or Audio Technica ATH-ANC7?
post #34 of 42
Airplane traveling? Over the ears are fine.

City traveling/walking around? get an in the ear.

My breakdown is usually:

Airplane/Home/Office: The Audio Technicas I mentioned.

On the Go: Shure SE115

Gym/Running: Sony Bumpin' Buds. Cheap replaceable buds (will last if you care for them). And they are a great bang for your buck.
post #35 of 42
I have a pair of JVC noise-cancelling headphones, the little noise cancelling unit in the cord is annoying because it's almost the size of an ipod nano. Get noise isolation earbuds instead. I have some panasonisc I picked up from best buy for $30 which are good for plane/train travel
post #36 of 42
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OP doesn't want to drop $300 for Bose, but the Bose 15s I have (the newest ones) are great. Yes, they cost $300 (sucks), but they are great. They fold down into a fairly small case which I shove in my carry on. Noise reduction is great. Very happy with the purchase, despite the price.

The way I see it, you pay the $ only one time, and then have them for a long time). If you fly often, it's not that much per trip and the benefits are definite.
I have the Bose 15s and for me they're worth every penny.
post #37 of 42
After trying several good options, I'm splurging on the Bose 15s, which--unlike some of their products--aren't overrated.

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I have the Bose 15s and for me they're worth every penny.
post #38 of 42
Update: flight-tested the Bose 15s with no regrets. Highly recommended!

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After trying several good options, I'm splurging on the Bose 15s, which--unlike some of their products--aren't overrated.
post #39 of 42
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Update: flight-tested the Bose 15s with no regrets. Highly recommended!
+1, they're great on flights.
post #40 of 42
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After traveling with them, has anyone regretted buying the larger over-ear phones like the Sennheiser PXC 350 or Audio Technica ATH-ANC7?

The Sennheisers are good, but they work less well for me just because of the shape of the cup. Unlike the Bose, they let a little noise in around the edges. I don't think it's a design problem per se-- just a reason to try on more than one pair if you're shopping.
post #41 of 42
If he's put off shopping for two years, then he probably wont be buying them at all...
post #42 of 42
the Boses do work very well, but for some reason i cannot get good life out of them. bought two sets and both of them crapped out within a couple of years. i'm not sure if i am doing something wrong, but i've had enough. my dad just gifted me an obnoxiously red pair of Dr. Dre Beats so i'm actually gonna give those a whirl for awhile
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