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Ares
03-14-2006, 07:14 PM
im looking to invest in a nice pair of noise cancelling headphones, but i dont know whats the best for the money. bose are really nice, but they are quite expensive. ive only looked at the last 3 on this page http://www.circuitcity.com/rpsm/catOid/-12938/N/20012898+20012927+20012938+1284/rpem/ccd/categorylist.do .anyone got info on these or actually used any?

Drefish99
03-14-2006, 07:21 PM
I have a pair of these that I used to use on my morning commute. They are cheaper than Bose but still great headphones.
http://www.circuitcity.com/ssm/Sony-Noise-Canceling-Headphones-MDR-NC6-/sem/rpsm/oid/100911/catOid/-12938/rpem/ccd/productDetail.do

Ares
03-14-2006, 07:43 PM
how was the sound quality compared to those that come standard with any cd player/ipod/whatever? did not having the foam around the ear, hinder the noise cancelling effectiveness?

Drefish99
03-14-2006, 08:30 PM
Only drawback on the unit is when you are using them outside you tend to hear wind reflex noise when you have the noise canceling on. It is just the negative sounds that the unit produces to counter act the outside sounds. I mainly used mine inside so it didn't bother me.

These are the ones I use now.
http://www.plantronics.com/images/catalog/product_large/pulsar590.gif
Plantronics Pulsar™ 590A Bluetooth® Headset

maximus100389
03-14-2006, 09:25 PM
http://www.sharperimage.com/us/en/catalog/product/pcatid__2/catid__204/sku__JS318SLV

definitly worth the money, the base is intense!

DRAGON
03-14-2006, 11:07 PM
Go here (http://www.guitarvision.com/mf/mf_frameset.htm) and search "headphones". You'll find about any you want at great prices. I use the Audio-Technica ATH-D40fs when mixing music and they've got great sound and completely surround your ears with padding. There are a few different models and these emphasize bass a little more than the other Audio-Technica models I checked out. Think I paid about $70-80 for them about 5 years ago. Depends on how picky you are about sound but you should try the headphones before you buy them because they're just like stereo speakers, they have different qualities of sound from each. Dunno where you live but there are Guitar Centers all over the US. There are 2 close by to where I live now. Do a location search on that site as well to see if there's one around where you live -

Ares
03-15-2006, 03:41 AM
i want something with good sound quality and ideally would have the very little sound distortion when the noise canceling is on. price isnt really an issue, but i do have a limit

maximus100389
03-15-2006, 03:20 PM
the bose ones i listed dont have the option of turning noise canceling on and off, which is a downside. they also dont come with any sort of volume control. like i said, great bass and clear quality.