Best noise cancelling headphones?

Discussion in 'iPhone Accessories' started by banjomatic, Nov 13, 2010.

  1. banjomatic macrumors newbie

    Sep 13, 2010
    Looking at Bose or Sennheiser pxc350. Any thoughts on the best phones for airplane travel?
  2. labman macrumors 604


    Jun 9, 2009
    Mich near Detroit
    matter of opinion lots of threads already. honestly you will get better info reading reviews at btw the Bose (overrated) (over priced)
  3. deeesea macrumors 6502

    Aug 14, 2010
    Sweet baby jesus don't go to Head-fi. lol, I went, and my wallet cried for a few years. actually my wallets still crying.

    Honestly, yes bose is over rated in the sound category, but I find it hard to find any better noise cancelling ones. I have a pair of ATHANC7's and they do the job, but the bose QC15 and QC3 are much better at noise cancelling than the ANC7's, as for sound quality, I'd say both headphones are just average, and there are MANY cans that totally blow them out of the water, but in terms of noise cancelling, i'd say the bose ones are great.

    That being said, I haven't tried much else other than the beats, and some crappy ones from philips? or was it panasonic (i don't rmb tbh).
  4. decx macrumors newbie

    Nov 3, 2010
    For performance my vote goes to the Sennheiser PXC350, though it is rather massive compared to either one of the Bose. Plus just note that the PXC350 is discontinued. Their ANC lineup now jumps from the PXC310 (supra-aural headphones) to the PXC450 (similar to the PXC350 but more bells and whistles).
  5. iamartimus macrumors 6502

    Aug 13, 2010
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    I really like my Bose Quit Comfort 2's. I tried the 3's, but I don't like the way they sit on your ears versus sitting over your ears. I had a set for a couple of years and the ear cup padding was flaking off. I took it in to Bose to pick up replacements and they offered me a brand new pair for $75 or something like that.
  6. deeesea macrumors 6502

    Aug 14, 2010
    I think the fact that they are discontinued works in favour for the OP. They always drop price when online retailers try to get rid of their old stock.

    Case in point, i bought a pair of Logitech Z4's for my university dorm for 50 bucks when they retailed for over 100. Why the discount? only because they were discontinuing them I believe

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