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Old 11-21-2012, 11:29 AM   #16
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Two things that I think are important when choosing a good pair.

1) Make sure they still play music, even if the battery dies.
2) Make sure the cord plus into the headphones, and isn't permanently attached. If it's permanent, it's a big pain to replace the cord if it gets damaged. As a bonus, you can use the same cord to plug your smart phone into the AUX jack of the rental car stereo to listen to Pandora & the GPS.

I'm not a big fan of Sony gear, but I borrow my wife's Sony MDR NC60 when I travel, and they are just fine.

I have heard that
Audio-Technica ATH-ANC9 are good, but I have not tried them.

Not an audiophile, due to a childhood of guns, racing two strokes indoors, chain saws and power tools.
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Old 11-21-2012, 02:06 PM   #17
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QC15s here. I like them. I traded with someone and used Sennheisers for a few flights. I thought they were really nice. The build quality felt a little better but they didn't fit my ears/head as well as the Bose.

Klipsch just came out with the M40s. I've heard good things about them from some fellow travelers.
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Old 11-21-2012, 02:28 PM   #18
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Check out the Headroom, Putts is a member here and quite a character. http://www.headphone.com/
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Old 11-21-2012, 02:34 PM   #19
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That shtick is really getting old.
Inner KLR rider can't afford a new shtick?


I've used both Panasonic and Sony ANR earbuds to good effect. Both still worked for music when the batteries died.
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Old 11-21-2012, 05:20 PM   #20
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I have a pair of Denon headphones. The sound quality is ok but there is still a fair amount of noise such that I don't enjoy the music all that much. Also I find them bulky and they get uncomfortable after a few hours particularly if you wear glasses.

These days I am using good old foamies which have far better noise immunity than head phones and they fit in your shirt pocket. Also, you can wear them during take off and landings and sometimes I leave them in while scampering between flights. The Denon's get used for long flights so I can watch movies or in the gym.

If you get stuck in one of those noisey hotels you'll be glad you have some foamies along.
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Old 11-21-2012, 06:45 PM   #21
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An alternative to noise cancelling....

.....These work great for me on my flights, and they fit inside a shirt pocket and weigh ounces.

http://www.aerostich.com/electronics...rspeakers.html

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Old 11-21-2012, 09:52 PM   #22
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Bose QC15. I put about 500 hours on a set, using a uflymike adapter.

They are light, comfortable and work well.

As well as my $900 Lightspeed Zulus. The music is louder in the Zulus, so that's why I went back.
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Old 11-22-2012, 06:53 AM   #23
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Haven't tried anything else but... I had two sets of QC1's the second was a warranty replacement that died a year after it's warranty expired, replaced them with the QC3s in 05 or so and they're still going strong. Battery still lasts from Frankfurt, Germany to Hilo, HI without a recharge.

The Bose work and when these finally give up the ghost I'll get another Bose replacement.
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Old 11-23-2012, 05:38 AM   #24
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I appreciate the comments. I'll post my choice, after checking out the suggestions. Thanks.
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Old 11-25-2012, 10:40 PM   #25
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I fly about 75k + a year....using the Sony MDR-NC200D right now. Love them. Previously had Audio Technica ATH-ANC7B, the noise cancelling worked great but the design was flimsy and I broke the slide after the first use.
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Old 11-26-2012, 12:05 AM   #26
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$300 headphones?


Just made my inner KLR rider have a panic attack.
That's what I thought, but when my business travel needs increased and I got an iPad for movies, I invested in the set. I'll never go back, they're just so damn comfortable. Great sound, no plane noise.

I use the QC 3 from Bose. I am satisfied.
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Old 11-26-2012, 08:26 AM   #27
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That's what I thought, but when my business travel needs increased and I got an iPad for movies, I invested in the set. I'll never go back, they're just so damn comfortable. Great sound, no plane noise.

I use the QC 3 from Bose. I am satisfied.
+1. I fly about 75k a year, and wouldn't be without my Bose QC3's. I originally bought an older refurb pair at one of their outlet stores. Those broke about two years later. I went into my local Bose store, and they gave me a hefty discount off a new pair of QC3's, no questions asked. Spend the $$$, it's worth it.
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Old 11-26-2012, 04:05 PM   #28
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I'm a Shure E2c user and happy -- work great on the plane and on the bike -- Very Good quality sound and noise blocking. They do get a little uncomfortable after a coast to coast flight and sometime cause pressure problems on landing. I like the over the hear style of the Boses, but don't like the size.

And since they are passive, you can leave them in on take off and landing -- your 'supposed' to turn the active ones off.
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Old 11-26-2012, 04:29 PM   #29
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I fly 100+ flights a year and use the bose QC15. They may not be the best sounding headphones you can buy but are the gold standard for noise cancelling. Walk down the aisle in the plane and you will see 10-15 people wearing the bose. I forgot them a few weeks ago and was reminded of all the noise they filter. Good luck with your search and if you find anything better, post it up.
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Old 11-27-2012, 06:20 PM   #30
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I had the Sony earbuds. didn't fit well, but I modded them with some soft earplugs that I put holes in to fit the buds. worked well enough, was light and small, easy to carry, BUT the clicking noise that i got at low volumn setting drove me nuts. I replaced them with Sennheisers, the ear disc kind. Again easy to use, light sound production was good, and noise reduction ws good. Again the clicking noise at low volumn settings was bad. The ear peice came off and Sennheiser wanted more that a new set to fix them + shipping? I have a Set of $$$$ expensive Sennheiser aviation TSO'd ANR headset. They are about 8 yrs old, ANR failed, they say that they don't make them anymore so can't be fixed. Offered me about 10% off a new pair. Their support sucks! I had a pair of Plane Quiet, still have them, they fell apart after a very short time. company went out of Business. I have had a QC-15 Bose set for 2 yrs, I broke them from misuse. I laid them on the seat while I went to the Lav. Then accidently sat on them when i got back. Called Bose, told them I broke them, and how, and asked how much to fix then, no charge, they even paid for shipping. I like them, they are comfortable, and work well. Battery life is good enough. Think I will ditch the Sennheisers I use for work and get the Iflymike setup to fit the Bose. I have the BOSE Surround sound at home, works great, again when I had a problem setting them up, the Bose rep walked me through tunning it over the phone, and offered to have someone come out to make sure it was right, if I wasn't satified. Cost a little more, but seems to be worth it.
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