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seeking for advice, On flight headphones, IEM vs Acitive noise cancelling

post #1 of 3
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Hi there,

 

I travel between London and Hong Kong quite frequently, and currently, I'm using Monster Turbine Copper with the RSA predator and it's a good combo so far.

I used to be such an enthusiast that wanted no compromise on sound quality, so had never considered headphones with active NC feature. However, I'm a step back now, other then SQ, factors like comfy, portability can be as important. So now I'm being open mind and am wondering, in terms of noise cancellation/ isolation, how much better is active NC when comparing to IEMs? Is it worthy for me to purchase a pair of NC headphones just for travelling? If so, which pair is worthy looking at? I'm not going to set a budget yet since I've no idea of the NC headphones market...

 

It'll be perfect if some frequent flyers can share their experience hereo2smile.gif

 

Thanks!

post #2 of 3

IEM will win for isolation if we are talking a CIEM or a deep inserted like an ETY!

post #3 of 3

I usually just carry my SE215. Comfy, isolates well (with foam tips), gentle sound. Also doesn't protrude out of my ears so I can lean on my side just fine.

 

Perfect for long haul flights imo.

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