Closed headphones for on a plane?
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Love my Denon D2000 but just to large for walking around town abd on the plane. Anything else I could buy? Say around $300
 
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how about momentum?
 
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I have used and enjoyed the AKG K550 on a long distance plane. Very good isolation and comfort. But i guess they are quite big in size :frowning2:
 
IEMs are also great since they offer good isolation and block the ears from varying air pressure. However they are too sensitive for in flight entertainment sockets.
 
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I would look for sealed (not the same as closed) headphones or IEMs.

I don't like active noise cancellation at all. It basically cancels out noise by creating an equally loud noise that is the inverse of it.


I really like my MDR-7520s (so much that I bought a second pair) so I would recommend them or possibly the MDR-1R. I haven't worn them on a plane but isolation is very good. I find they isolate at least as well as the AKG K550, and are more comfortable to wear.

The B&W P5s isolate surprisingly well for on-ear headphones, so you might like them. I found they were painful to wear for long periods of time though, especially if you have glasses. (I can't wear most on-ear headphones with glasses)
 
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Bose QC15. comfortable, light, block out airplane noise/kids/other people next to you, and people won't ask you what you are wearing.
 
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and people won't ask you what you are wearing.

And for additional effect, Bose has started including little "courtesy cards" in the package for you to hand out to would-be lookie-loos on airplanes. :cool:
 
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