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post #31 of 56

If you have decided on active noise cancelling then I cast my vote in favor of Bose as well. You are not going to get much better with noise cancelling headphones.

post #32 of 56
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any other brand that has good audio quality.??
post #33 of 56
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any other brand that has good audio quality.??

Let me ask you - what is the point of this? Do you just need to stand out and not buy something popular? Or are you stuck in "overwhelming options hell"?

FWIW, Tyll did a comparison of ANC sets:
http://www.innerfidelity.com/content/comparative-review-high-end-noise-canceling-headphones

Bose wins the day for it's ANC qualities (in that it actually works as advertised, while most sets are...less impressive), and has what I would consider "good audio quality" as well - it's not offensive and it's not over-blown. But compared to much higher-end open-back sets, they're a bit boring or lifeless sounding.
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Let me ask you - what is the point of this? Do you just need to stand out and not buy something popular? Or are you stuck in "overwhelming options hell"?
FWIW, Tyll did a comparison of ANC sets:
http://www.innerfidelity.com/content/comparative-review-high-end-noise-canceling-headphones
Bose wins the day for it's ANC qualities (in that it actually works as advertised, while most sets are...less impressive), and has what I would consider "good audio quality" as well - it's not offensive and it's not over-blown. But compared to much higher-end open-back sets, they're a bit boring or lifeless sounding.

so i could use it next week on vacation,.. I dont care if it popular or not.
post #35 of 56
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so i could use it next week on vacation,.. I dont care if it popular or not.

I think for use on an airplane or similar, the QC15 are probably your best bet, if IEMs aren't cutting it for you (and they're probably cheaper than a lot of the better IEMs). They do a good job of scrubbing "droning" noises out.
post #36 of 56
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I think for use on an airplane or similar, the QC15 are probably your best bet, if IEMs aren't cutting it for you (and they're probably cheaper than a lot of the better IEMs). They do a good job of scrubbing "droning" noises out.

any difference between the QC3.?
Type of Denon NC you would recommend?
post #37 of 56
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any difference between the QC3.?
Type of Denon NC you would recommend?

The QC3 are on ear as opposed to the over ear QC15. The QC15 generally has the better reviews for ANC and sound.

post #38 of 56
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The QC3 are on ear as opposed to the over ear QC15. The QC15 generally has the better reviews for ANC and sound.

+1. The only redeeming quality of the QC3 is that it has a rechargeable battery.

I don't think anyone has even talked about the new Denon ANC set, but the only "old" option was the NC800, which also didn't get a ton of press here. Do with that information what you will. Generally Audio-Technica's ANC sets are what get help up against the Bose QC series as competitors; I think the latest is the ANC9 that Tyll mentioned, but I've never heard of them outside of his video.
Edited by obobskivich - 8/1/12 at 6:26pm
post #39 of 56

If you've decided on NC, then the Bose is the best you're going to get for NC. If you want other NC options, look at Tyll's article (linked in an earlier post), but better sound quality comes at the cost of lousier NC quality--and he still concludes that the Bose is the best overall NC headphone.

post #40 of 56
You can always check out the Audio-Technica NC lineup. I have ANC7s (now discontinued) but they have the ANC7B and the new ANC9. I would say the NC is not as good as the Bose but it does the job. SQ is good but not great. Still it does the job. Better build quality than the Bose and similar comfort.
post #41 of 56
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Or should I spend 375$ for reshell on my 1964 T CIEM.. According to their site their db is -26 which is good to isolate the noise..
I had them reshelled twice so far by inEarz. and have spent at least 200$ doing because of getting new impression and paying the 90$ fee
When im on train/bus i can still hear people talk and the noise rumbling outside.... This is why i also wanted a NC headphones
soo NC headphones or reshell my 1964 T.?
post #42 of 56

You seem pretty convinced that the fit on your 1964's is good, so re-shelling doesn't make sense. 

At the same time, you're not satisfied with the amount of isolation on them. 

 

I have customs too, and I can still hear the trains and buses somewhat--and people tell me that they're quieter here in Singapore than in NYC. So, maybe you just want more isolation/cancellation--in which case getting NC headphones is the way to go. 

 

The way I see it, if the headphones don't do it for you, you have a shot at selling them. But if you reshell your customs, it may not yield any benefit and you can't recoup any losses.

post #43 of 56
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You seem pretty convinced that the fit on your 1964's is good, so re-shelling doesn't make sense. 
At the same time, you're not satisfied with the amount of isolation on them. 

I have customs too, and I can still hear the trains and buses somewhat--and people tell me that they're quieter here in Singapore than in NYC. So, maybe you just want more isolation/cancellation--in which case getting NC headphones is the way to go. 

The way I see it, if the headphones don't do it for you, you have a shot at selling them. But if you reshell your customs, it may not yield any benefit and you can't recoup any losses.

the fit is okay, they extend out since my ear bowl is small according to the audiologist i went too. Yeahh i might just go with NC headphones, then when i have some spare $ ill put that into reshelling with Unique Melody.
post #44 of 56
ANC will not destroy spurious noise, only consistent noise. The Bose don't annihilate "people talking" but will eliminate the "din" of many conversations, if that makes sense. I'd be skeptical of anything claiming -26 dB that you can still hear normal conversations through, but that's probably - 26 dB at some indeterminate point (like 10khz), not an NRR (I have hearing protectors with an NRR of 30, and you can't hear yourself talk with them on, let alone other people).
post #45 of 56
Why don't you get some Etys and be done with it? HF5s could fit the bill.
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