Noise Suppression Headphones

  bremner 20:41 25 Feb 06
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Other trhan the £275 Bose headphones has anyone any experience (good or bad) of other noise suppression headphones or earphones.

I travel on the London Underground most days and have to have the sound level high on my iPod to counter the din created by the train.

Thanks

  hzhzhz 21:03 25 Feb 06

There are lots of n/s headphones about. It might be an idea to visit a musical instrument shop and try some studio headphones or drummers headphones. My pal has a pair of studio phones for using his electronic drumkit but I cant remember the make. You should find a pretty good pair for around £80-£100.

  hzhzhz 21:07 25 Feb 06

The direct sound ex-29 on hereclick here are £99 for example.

  hzhzhz 21:14 25 Feb 06
  bremner 21:46 25 Feb 06

Thank you I will take a closer look - the Turtle Beach earphones look good

  ade.h 21:56 25 Feb 06

There are noise-cancelling and noise-blocking 'phones; which would you rather have?

Noise cancellation produces an opposite sound to external atmospherics, thus neutralising it. Noise suppression just blocks it out.

For the latter type, try Shure. About £80, very sound quality. That's not a personal opinion though, as I've not tried them.

  bremner 23:33 25 Feb 06

I have done much reading on this and the terms appear interchangable for the range of headphones/earphones available. It just seems a case of semantics whatever the science.

One manufacturers suppression is anothers cancellation. I have tried the Bose and whilst they reduce the noise considerably they certainly do not cancel it.

I simply wnat headphones or earphones that reduce as much as possible the background noise so I do not have to have the volume up towards maximum on the iPod.

  Forum Editor 00:20 26 Feb 06

headphones last Christmas, and I have to say they are very good. They come with an airline stereo adapter, and although they don't entirely cancel out the noise of aircraft engines they reduce it to a whisper. They're also extremely comfortable, and the sound quality is superb.

It's just a pity that they're so expensive.

  jack 20:18 26 Feb 06

How about a road Driller pair of ear defenders and tuck your in ear pieces under neath? - Some come with a hard hat built in.

  Arthur Scrimshaw 20:11 27 Feb 06

Sennheiser PXC250's last year for about £70 - truly excellent value for money - do a good job of removing the low frequencies which cause most of the problems, and the sound quality is very good. Really good on aircraft and in the car (as a passenger!) and they fold up into a neat case so don't take up much room. Also get the airline stereo adapter.
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  bremner 15:04 28 Feb 06

How inconvienient is the battery pack that comes with the PCX250's and how long do the batteries last

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