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Noise-Canceling

AKG K490 NC

My Go To headphones

A review on: AKG K490 NC
dsawatzky

Pros: great sound, effective noise cancelling, portable

Cons: braided cable causes cable noise

The AKG K490 NC (noise cancelling) headphones offer great sound, great style,  and noise cancelling at an affordable price. To my ears the sound does not change when NC is turned on/off. The background noise just fades away. If you are listening to an audio source when you turn noise cancelling on, the source is muted until noise cancelling is up and running - about one second or so. Then...
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Boring overpriced headphones
Boring overpriced headphones

Bose QuietComfort 25 Headphones

Pros: mids and lows, portability, detachable cable, noise cancellation switch.

Cons: Highs, mediocre noise cancellation, price, small sound stage, cable, headaches

Comparison to the QC15 and Bose Soundtrue in-ear
Comparison to the QC15 and Bose Soundtrue in-ear
Best of the rest of the world ?
Best of the rest of the world ?
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PSB M4U 2 Noise Canceling headphones

PSB M4U 2 Noise Canceling headphones

“Hi,   This headphone is the best I've heard. I have Sennheiser PXC 450 and Bose QC 25. PXC 450 has a poor sound if you hear the PSB M4U2 ! Bose QC 25 is impressive about cancel noise, but too much bass and not very musical.   PSB is excellent for listen music in 3 modes and his cancel noise is not the cancel noise of the Bose, but I prefer PSB. ” --hongkong

89% Positive Reviews
Bose QuietComfort 15 Acoustic Noise Cancelling Headphones

Bose QuietComfort 15 Acoustic Noise Cancelling Headphones

“ I purchased these because my Sennheiser PXC450 were getting too big to carry around once I purchased a larger netbook.  So this review is more a comparison of it and the QC15.   The striking difference is the size - the PXC450 are just massive.  The QC15 on the other hand have cups that just fit around the ears, and are lighter.  The sound quality on both are excellent, but my personal...” --s0126471

100% Positive Reviews
Bose QuietComfort 25 Headphones

Bose QuietComfort 25 Headphones

“I bought the Quiet Comfort 25's from Bose, last year and used them for about two months before selling them. No DAC, DAP, or any special kind of amp. I plugged them in the headphone jack of my cellphone and listened to music.    The first thing I noticed, outside of Best Buy, walking back home with the headphones on my head, really pissed me off. I don't know if I had a damaged...” --BigBoi

80% Positive Reviews
AKG K271 MKII Headphones

AKG K271 MKII Headphones

“ When visiting recording studios in Europe or looking at the sales ranking of Germany's largest online store for musicians, the AKG 271 appears as the most popular studio headphone, well ahead of any competition. That isn't head-fi's major target group, but one should reconsider why and what for we use headphones. We want to listen to music in compromised environments, i.e. with neighbours...” --zappp

100% Positive Reviews
Bose QuietComfort 20i Acoustic Noise Cancelling Headphones

Bose QuietComfort 20i Acoustic Noise Cancelling Headphones

“     Please disregard the sliders on the left hand side, as they are broken.   Prefatory Notes: I purchased this product and am therefore not so easily oblivious to the effects of buyer’s remorse potentially inflicted upon me, unlike those who received free review units and are more liable to completely fall prey to the novelty of new gear.    I say this so that...” --dbdchc

80% Positive Reviews
AKG K495 NC

AKG K495 NC

“These headphones are extremely expensive! I bought these before I really understood the most important part of headphones, comfort. If I can't wear my headphones, why should I have ever bought them? I thought that the active noise cancelling module and the sound quality would make up for the comfort in the long run. I was wrong, I find these headphones extremely uncomfortable. I have very perky...” --freeryder05

67% Positive Reviews
Audio-Technica ATHANC7 Noise-cancelling Headphones

Audio-Technica ATHANC7 Noise-cancelling Headphones

“ Unlike the rest of the headphones here they do have a secret weapon. Noise Cancellation. If you sit in the tail of the Airplane, there is a lot of noise. These headphones cut the roar down to a loud whisper with noise cancellation engaged. It makes all the difference. Noise cancelling is not perfect, but it places you in a bubble of quiet with your choice of music while the modern world is...” --bedlam inside

100% Positive Reviews
Audio-Technica ATH ANC23 QuietPoint

Audio-Technica ATH ANC23 QuietPoint

“ Really excellent for travel, as they're quite comfortable and have excellent noise cancellation for the price. My one complaint is that the cable is a bit short, and makes a good deal of noise. Furthermore, the rubbery plastic coating makes awful tangles in your pocket. Otherwise a fantastic IEM, especially considering the $50 price tag on Amazon right now. ” --Tardisk

100% Positive Reviews
Bose QuietComfort 3 Acoustic Noise Cancelling Headphones

Bose QuietComfort 3 Acoustic Noise Cancelling Headphones

“Honestly they are expensive, but extremely satisfying headphones. The noise cancellation works wonders, specially in planes. The headphones have a great build quality although many say they look flimsy, they are actually pretty robust and fit amazingly on the head/ears. The battery life is very good, never ran out of battery and I charge them every once in a while with daily usage of the...” --riqmarmes

100% Positive Reviews
AKG K171 MKII Headphones

AKG K171 MKII Headphones

“Well, I just moved from a Genius GX Cavimanus (gaming headset) to an AKG K171 MKII recently. I am using it for nearly 3 months. My main use is to listen music on PC, gaming and watch some series.   My thoughts:     The AKG K171 MKII is VERY TIGHT, especially for fat guys (like me) or / and with big head.   It have GREAT Medium, Low and Highs but lacks an punching...” --Enzostz

75% Positive Reviews
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