Which Noise Cancellers. Opinions wanted.
Nov 13, 2009 at 3:43 PM Thread Starter Post #1 of 11

conkerman

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Hi all,

Loooking for a bit of advice...

I work in a large office with quite noisy air conditioning which really, really bugs and distracts me. My job means that I need to be able to speak to people freely during the day and as such my requirements are.

1, The Fan noise must be banished! No white noise if possible.

2, I need to be able to sort of hear whats going on.

3, They need to be all day comfortable. An On ear design would be preferable.

4, Sound quality is not an absolute priority, but they need to do a half decent job.

I have tried

ATH-A900. Sound Great but too much isolation.

Shure E2C's which I generally have only one earpiece in so I can hear whats going on, but keeps the fan noise.

Sony MDR-NC6. Seem to pretty much do the trick, apart from the white noise and terrible comfort.

So here it is, what noise cancellers fit my requirements??

My mental shortlist is.

Senn PXC 300
Denon 732's
AT NC7b

Any others I should think of??

Cheers
Conks
 
Nov 13, 2009 at 4:37 PM Post #4 of 11

conkerman

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Hi,

Took a while to post, could not compete with the knowledge on here..


I'm a bit of a lurker and didn't want my lack of headphone knowledge to become apparent
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The phones need to cut out the annoying Air con fan noise, perfect for NC's imho.

I would like to still hear people in the office though.

I can't wear earbuds as my earholes are very small, my Shures do too good of a job really, and block out pretty much everything.

Cheers
Conks
 
Nov 14, 2009 at 4:11 AM Post #7 of 11

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sony nc40 has a talk through button on them, target is clearing them for 25$
 
Nov 14, 2009 at 4:36 AM Post #8 of 11

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Hi Ourfpshero - I love your collection of vintage headphones
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I need to get a set of big BLUE Stantons to go with my amp!
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Nov 14, 2009 at 1:24 PM Post #10 of 11

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Quote:

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Hi Ourfpshero - I love your collection of vintage headphones
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I need to get a set of big BLUE Stantons to go with my amp!
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Thanks!, i'm loving the vintage cans as well, lots of nice gems out there.

OP , along with the sony nc40, i have an able planet headphone. the noise cancellation works very well on those. i bought the sony mainly to keep the able planets from being hijacked by family members
 
Nov 15, 2009 at 9:27 AM Post #11 of 11

conkerman

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Thanks for the suggestions...

My father in law is in the US for the next few weeks and I will ask him to drop into target and check the NC40's out.
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I'm in the UK so pay more for everything
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Current shortlist still stands but the senn 250's are the sensible option as they are cheap (only used in the office).

The heart says buy the A-T's I love AT stuff
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Conks
 

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