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What's a good set of noise cancelling headphones?

Asked by JoshLowensohn (44points) June 25th, 2007

Looking for something under $200 that won't get me mugged and can let me listen to music or audio books while on the train.

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andrew's avatar

I love my sennheiser PXC250's -- great quality, foldable, lightweight, still work without batteries:

bpeoples's avatar

I'm a huge fan of the Etymotics ER6-- -- They're awesome quality, and "noise isolating" rather than "noise cancelling"-- they work like a hearing protection earplug, fitting snugly into your ear canal and cutting out 25-30db from the outside noises.

(I prefer them to the "hiss" I hear on most noise cancelling headphones, but a lot of people don't like the plug shoved into their ear tightly)

samkusnetz's avatar

under 200 bucks won't buy you any worthwhile noice cancelling headphones (by which i mean active cancelling, rather than just blocking out other noises like ear plugs or other ear protectors). bpeoples is on the money with the etymotics stuff. shure also makes in the ear headphones, but i've never used them so i can't personally vouch for them.

if you're willing to up your budget a little, the bose quietcomfort 3 are small and incredibly effective.

zzztimbo's avatar

Shures are great. They have an awesome warranty policy. I have had my pair replaced for free many times.

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