Noise cancellation headphones
Thread poster: xxxIanW
xxxIanW
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May 17, 2006

Dear all,

I'm looking for a good set of "noise cancellation headphones" that will allow me to work in peace in an occasionally loud environment. It doesn't have to be used for music, just be comfortable and effective.

If anyone can suggest any model that they are happy with, I'd very much appreciate it.

Many thanks


Ian


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Gianni Pastore  Identity Verified
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Ian May 17, 2006

Take a look here

http://www.koss.com/koss/kossweb.nsf/p?openform&pc^nc^QZPRO

They are quite expensive, but if you work long shifts you'll need something comfortable to wear and avoid ear fatigue.


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Philippe Etienne  Identity Verified
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Plantronics models May 17, 2006

I use a monaural headset (Audio .50 model) for skyping/DNS purposes and I find them very light and comfy.
I heard they have good reputation of quality, so you may check their website.
Philippe


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Henry Hinds  Identity Verified
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Silencio May 17, 2006

If you just want to shut out noise (you don't say exactly), there are these headphones with the "SIlencio" brand that are used by shooters. They just protect the ears.

They may or may not shut out the kind of noise you need to eliminate, they are designed to muffle the report of a gun but they do allow some hearing.

They are cheap, but if citizens do not have the right to bear arms in your country, I don't know how easily they may be found.


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xxxIanW
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Shutting out noise May 17, 2006

Thanks guys,

Henry, I just want to shut out background noise occasionally, for example when I'm trying to proof-read something difficult while my office partners are both on the phone.

I have a rather crude model that is used on building sites, but it's not great by any standards. I want to be able to hear as little noise as possible - I'm not interested in using it to listen to music.

Thanks


Ian

[Edited at 2006-05-17 14:33]


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Fernando Toledo  Identity Verified
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My new one is... May 17, 2006

... a Sennheisser PC155 (USB) with noise cancelling AND a own Sound Card. So I can use it with my laptop too, normally laptops are no so good equipped.

I am happy with it, and I think cause I am not using the sound card in my PC I save resources for others issues.



Regards

Fernando


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Gillian Scheibelein  Identity Verified
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Earplugs (+ headphones) May 17, 2006

Hi Ian,

I know the feeling when you are in the middle of a trying sentence and there are audible distractions (or attempting to sleep when your partner is snoring his head off....)

Another solution (cheaper?) could be good set of earplugs, there are some amazing models on the market nowadays with all sorts of properties.

Take a look at
http://www.sonicshop.de/De/Uebersicht.htm

They have some headphones too: http://www.sonicshop.de/De/Plugs/Sennheiser-PXC-250.asp

Good luck!


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xxxIanW
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M1 (6-Punkt-Kapsel) May 17, 2006

Thanks Gillian,

The M1 (6-Punkt-Kapsel) was just what I was looking for. I did consider earplugs but am quite prone to ear infections, so decided against it. These are designed for wearing for hours on end, so that sounds like just the ticket.

Thanks to everyone else too


Ian


Gillian Scheibelein wrote:

Hi Ian,

I know the feeling when you are in the middle of a trying sentence and there are audible distractions (or attempting to sleep when your partner is snoring his head off....)

Another solution (cheaper?) could be good set of earplugs, there are some amazing models on the market nowadays with all sorts of properties.

Take a look at
http://www.sonicshop.de/De/Uebersicht.htm

They have some headphones too: http://www.sonicshop.de/De/Plugs/Sennheiser-PXC-250.asp

Good luck!


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bohy  Identity Verified
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Plantronics DSP400 May 17, 2006

I have bought several successive headsets. They are improving a lot. This Plantronics is great, and foldable (handy when you travel). I have used it even in airports (with a loudspeaker in the background, from time to time!)... but I never save my data at the end of such a session !
More info here http://www.mwave.com/mwave/viewspec.hmx?scriteria=1521280
There are other non-foldable Plantronics headsets, if you prefer comfort...


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