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At some point last year, I went out and bought virtually every "noise-cancelling" headphone on the market and compared them (well, I didn't buy the Bose at $300, but I compared them in-store ). I tried Koss, Sennheiser, Aiwa, Sony, Panasonic, Bose, etc., etc., etc., trying to find the best noise-cancelling headphone for the money.

After all my testing, the headphones that stood out were the Maxell "NoiseBuster" HP-NC1, which retail for $50. They use the same technology as the NCT Noisebuster Extreme headphone, which have received good reviews. They're supraaural, in that they do not enclose the entire ear like the Bose model, but because of the soft earpiece, they do a decent job of sealing out a good deal of noise. They are also more comfortable than the Bose IMO, since they are much smaller and lighter. The noise-cancelling technology is fairly standard, but better than what I found on any other sub-$100 model. The sound is also fairly standard (not as good as non-noise-cancelling), but better than even the Koss and Sennheiser NC models, IMO, both of which were boomy with no detail. The HP-NC1 have the added bonus of folding flat, which is great for travelling, since you can pack them flat in a briefcase or bag. I sometimes use mine in the office, which happens to be located along a busy street; the noise-reduction helps keep the traffic noise to a whisper, even without music playing. They come with a standard miniplug, but also include a two-prong airline adapter. Overall, the HP-NC1 were clearly better values than any of the other models.

After my big review of all these headphones, we bought two pairs of HP-NC1; unfortunately, we never use the 2nd pair. Either we're travelling separately, or I'm using my Etys So I figured that since I'm cleaning out a bunch of stuff, I should see if anyone wants them.

These sell for $49.99 at Frys. The pair for sale is our "2nd" pair, meaning they've been opened but only used a couple times; I still have the original packaging. Price is $32 including shipping.
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*bump*

Just realized I still have these
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