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User currently offlineBushcheney2004 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Posted (9 years 10 months 3 weeks 6 days 4 hours ago) and read 1257 times:

Does anyone have any noise cancelling headphones, and if so, how are they? I am guessing Bose is the best. For their good headphones, they charge $300. How are there Triport headphones for $150? Is there a bog difference? Thanks for your help.

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User currently offlineRedngold From United States of America, joined Mar 2000, 6907 posts, RR: 44
Reply 1, posted (9 years 10 months 3 weeks 6 days 4 hours ago) and read 1247 times:

Bose is *the* premium brand... The question is whether you will appreciate the difference.


Up, up and away!
User currently offlinePacificjourney From New Zealand, joined Jul 2001, 2734 posts, RR: 8
Reply 2, posted (9 years 10 months 3 weeks 6 days 3 hours ago) and read 1229 times:

I was convinced to get some mainly for flying and for peace and quiet on board a plane they are great, I can't travel without them now. You can even hear the movies etc without damaging yourself.

In any other situation thought the amount of ambiant noise you "control" is marginal so I'm not sure why you'd bother, to say nothing of the distorting effect on whatever it is you are listening to.



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User currently offlineGoboeing From United States of America, joined Jun 2000, 2706 posts, RR: 15
Reply 3, posted (9 years 10 months 3 weeks 6 days 3 hours ago) and read 1226 times:

If you can borrow a noise cancelling headseat from someone before you make a purchase to test it out first, definitely do it. I still have not but what I have been doing recently is wearing disposable earplugs along with my headseat and it seems like it reduces the noise level by as much as the headseat itself. It is MUCH quieter. And they are free.

Nick


User currently offlineUal747 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 4, posted (9 years 10 months 3 weeks 6 days 3 hours ago) and read 1226 times:

Flew business class on an AA 777 DFW-FRA-DFW and DFW-NRT-DFW and they were AMAZING! AA uses Sony noise cancelling headphones in Business. In fact, I slept with them on. You just turn them on, and they work even if you aren't listening to anything. You can DEFINITELY tell the difference with the noise cancelling on.

UAL747


User currently offlineGigneil From United States of America, joined Nov 2002, 16347 posts, RR: 85
Reply 5, posted (9 years 10 months 3 weeks 6 days 2 hours ago) and read 1209 times:

Are you talking about the Bose pilot's headset, or the consumer headset?

I have had one of the QuietComfort consumer units for several years now, beaten the hell out of it, and it still works great.

I absolutely love them, and never fly without them. They're getting a little tattered at this point, so I'm looking forward to upgrading to the QuietComfort 2 headset here soon.

N


User currently offlineKateAA From United States of America, joined Nov 2004, 89 posts, RR: 3
Reply 6, posted (9 years 10 months 3 weeks 6 days 1 hour ago) and read 1198 times:

I work for American as a CSD and so many of our Business & First head sets go missing its not funny - but if I where being honest I would take them if I was a passenger...

They work very well indeed, crew use them when we are on our breaks...

Kate


User currently offlineBOEING747-700 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 7, posted (9 years 10 months 3 weeks 6 days 1 hour ago) and read 1194 times:

I have the Bose Quiet comfort Two head set and let me say, its the best thing that has covered my ears for sound, I love it, I recommend it all the way. Very light, very comfortable and most of all, clear Loud rich rich sound.

I also fly with the Bose Aviation head set X, and its just as good. BOSE all the way.


User currently offline707cMf From France, joined Mar 2002, 4885 posts, RR: 29
Reply 8, posted (9 years 10 months 3 weeks 5 days 21 hours ago) and read 1165 times:

I've bought myself a pair of those while in the US. (brand Creative).

Not very efficient, but when I listen to music with them at work, I don't hear ambiant noise anymore (not even my cellphone ringtone !!)


Best thing since sliced bread if you ask me.

Cheers,

707


User currently offlineVneplus5 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 9, posted (9 years 10 months 3 weeks 5 days 17 hours ago) and read 1156 times:

I just bought the Sennheiser HMEC400 (for flying use, not for travelling as a passenger) and they are brilliant!  Smile

Boeing 747-700, I also looked at the Bose X but it was twice the price of the Sennheiser! I didn't think it would be 2x better... I may be wrong...


User currently offlineBushcheney2004 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 10, posted (9 years 10 months 3 weeks 5 days 8 hours ago) and read 1128 times:

Thanks for all of your help. Does anyone know where there is a good promotion to buy these QC2 headsets?

User currently offlineVSLover From United States of America, joined Feb 2004, 1897 posts, RR: 22
Reply 11, posted (9 years 10 months 3 weeks 5 days 8 hours ago) and read 1117 times:

no.

bose rarely EVER has any promotions that reduces the actual price of the headsets.

i have seen ads in the past where you get a free companion tix when you buy a set of headphones...but that was the most extravagant promotion i have seen.

so again: no.

once you get them however, you'll wonder how you flew so much without them!


User currently offlineBOEING747-700 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 12, posted (9 years 10 months 3 weeks 5 days ago) and read 1095 times:

Vneplus5, I demoed a lot of headsets before I shelled out for the BOSE. I bought the Bose ones because they out performed all the ones I tried. I would say yes they are more then twice as good.

BUSHCHENEY, I bought my QCII from Bose it self, they came in like 2 days in the post, its worth it trust me, every penny. I love mine, I wouldn't be with out.

BOSE, BETTER SOUND THROUGH RESEARCH!!!!


User currently offlineFbgdavidson From United Kingdom, joined Oct 2004, 3713 posts, RR: 28
Reply 13, posted (9 years 10 months 3 weeks 3 days 6 hours ago) and read 1053 times:

I bought the Bose QC2s and they come on every flight with me, be it an hour or 11 hours.

I find them very comfortable to wear all the time onboard, even when not using IFE or listening to music. If you move your pillow about into the right place (and depending on how you sleep) you can also get some shuteye very easily with them. Only problem with them is, they either noise cancel or don't work at all. So be prepared to take a stash of AAA's with you on long flights. Also they are a bit flimsy and a friend of mine who flies 150,000 miles a year has his bound up with tape!

I paid UK prices (£285/$545) for them and I'd buy them again!

As for promos they won't reduce the price but they might chuck in a free portable CD player....



"My first job was selling doors, door to door, that's a tough job innit" - Bill Bailey
User currently offlineAAplatnumflier From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 14, posted (9 years 10 months 3 weeks 3 days 6 hours ago) and read 1049 times:

O you mean we werent supposed to take them? On a F/C trip i took on the 777 they had them and I thought that you were supposed to take them.....just kidding...i wish i did though...

User currently offlineBaw2198 From United States of America, joined Dec 2003, 637 posts, RR: 4
Reply 15, posted (9 years 10 months 3 weeks 3 days 4 hours ago) and read 1040 times:

I use lightspeed technology. ANR headset model 15k. Runs about $300 but threir worth every penny. The battery pack takes 2 AA's and I've been using the same batteries for 2 yrs. now without having to change them. They also have higher end models, the 20k 25k 30k.
I tried out a pair of the dave clark ANR and found it to be lacking and over priced for what they are. Battery pack was the size of a car battery.



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