Suggestion for Noise Canceling Headphones

Discussion in 'Digital Audio' started by elpmas, Nov 21, 2011.

  1. elpmas macrumors 68000

    elpmas

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    I want a pair of noise canceling headphones to use. The use is for relaxing and moderate purposes. Price range would be $50-100.

    What I want is comfortable over the ear headphones and has a good range of bass. Thanks for any suggestion :)
     
  2. vong macrumors 6502a

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    Don't think I've seen a noise canceling headphones for $50~$100 before.
     
  3. Ansah macrumors newbie

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    Check out: Audio Technica ATH-ANC1

    They go for around $80. Though I can't personally vouch for them, I have other Audio Technica headphones (ATH-M40f studio monitors) and they're fantastic. They make good stuff, with great bang for buck.
     
  4. TMRaven macrumors 68020

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    Is there any specific purpose you want noise canceling? Active noise canceling headphones are A: overpriced, and B: have poorer sound quality.

    I honestly think you should get a good pair of headphones with really good passive noise isolation. Unless you're trying to do something like entirely block out the hum of a jet engine on a plane, I don't see any reason to get noise canceling headphones.
     
  5. mkrishnan Moderator emeritus

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    This is pretty much the only reason I've ever wanted a pair.

    Groupon had a deal on a pair of AblePlanet noise canceling headphones for $69 that ultimately sold out. They were a little unclear about what model they were providing, but based on the specs page they linked, it's a pair that lists at $300 and sells frequently online for around $100-140. I found a review of that specific pair at C|Net and they thought it was actually not bad. They actually have some lower priced ones that are in the $70 range online without the Groupon, but I don't know if those are as good....
     
  6. elpmas thread starter macrumors 68000

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    Just to block out people while studying/reading :). I just want over the ear pairs of headphones because the in-ear ones tend to irritate me after a few hours.

    Aw :(...lame! Any suggestions to a good pair of headphones/over the ear that are comfortable with good bass?
     
  7. TMRaven macrumors 68020

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  8. elpmas thread starter macrumors 68000

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