Suggestion for Noise Canceling Headphones

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 :)
 

vong

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Jan 31, 2010
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Don't think I've seen a noise canceling headphones for $50~$100 before.
 

Ansah

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Sep 27, 2011
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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.
 

TMRaven

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Nov 5, 2009
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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.
 

mkrishnan

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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.
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....
 

elpmas

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Original poster
Sep 9, 2009
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Where the fresh snow don't go.
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.
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.

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