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Old 04-09-2017, 12:27 PM
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I've tried a number of noise cancelling headphones and they were okay but just okay. I use Shure se535 Ltd with Silver Dragon cables from Moon-Audio. My sources are an AK120 and Onkyo DP-X1. They do a great job of keeping out the noise and sound great. I may have the Silver Dragons reterminated as 2.5mm balanced (the Silver Dragon cable is a balanced cable) to use the balanced output on the DP-X1 and get an adapter for 3.5mm for the AK and my Chord Mojo when I use it. The Shures sound good with just about anything, even my iPod Touch.
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Old 04-09-2017, 02:09 PM
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Once I bought Mc and SF I became a sound snob. Bose just isn't good enough anymore.

What's the best noise canceling headphones for flying in a plane?
I used a Lightspeed Zulu headset for flying, its ANR is pretty good. This was a few years back so probably even better now. I had no complaints regarding the noise reduction.
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Old 04-09-2017, 11:16 PM
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Tried and true senn pxc450. To this day i cant find a better pair. However the new sony set is getting praise.
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Tried and true senn pxc450. To this day i cant find a better pair. However the new sony set is getting praise.


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I don't like to use in-ears in an airplane, their sensitivity is too high to be used for onboard movies, especially when you get the onboard messages the volume is ear shattering.

This works much better with the Bose QC25 that I am using. (off course if you have an external source this problem does not exist)
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I have had the PCX450 in the past, not in the same league as the Bose QC25 in my opinion, in both SQ and Noise cancellation.
I also have tried the PCX550, soundwise probably a little better than the Bose QC25, but the Bose QC25 is more comfortable on my head (personal thing off course)

I am flying a lot for my work, with many trips from Singapore to Amsterdam and back. (13 hour flight), the QC25 is my favorite, only negative I can say about them is that the ear cushions wear out a bit fast, but can be easily replaced. (bonus is that the QC25 works quite well with the Chord Hugo)

Noise cancellation is great for travelling, but anywhere else I would use my Audeze LCD-X, much better than any of the above.
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Sounds like my bose will be around for a long time (for flights).
I need to get better stuff for around the house though.
I have an audeze iSINE20 in-ear on order for walking around the neighborhood.
I'll eventually look for a headset too.
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Once I bought Mc and SF I became a sound snob. Bose just isn't good enough anymore.

What's the best noise canceling headphones for flying in a plane?
Ignore my mention of a Lightspeed Zulu headset. I misread it as noise reduction for flying an aircraft rather than being a passenger. Apologies
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I used a Lightspeed Zulu headset for flying, its ANR is pretty good. This was a few years back so probably even better now. I had no complaints regarding the noise reduction.
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Old 04-11-2017, 05:31 AM
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The Sony MDR-1000x seems to be the best alternative to the Bose in noise cancelling.

https://www.cnet.com/products/sony-mdr-1000x/review/

It's pricey though...
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I use the Bose units to noise cancel when using my lawn tractor. They are for ear protection and not music listening.
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