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Using a noise cancelling headphone

by joshz / August 2, 2004 9:43 PM PDT

I dislike the music that is played at my fitness center. Unfortunately, it is played so loudly that it almost drowns out the music I listen to on my portable music player. If I were to use noise canceling headphones, would the volume of the center?s music be reduced? Also, is there much of difference in the quality between the $50 and the $100 headphones?

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Re: Using a noise cancelling headphone
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / August 2, 2004 11:29 PM PDT

Yes. I've tried a Bose and others. The cancelling did differ from each one.

But I don't use such since they eat batteries.


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Re: Using a noise cancelling headphone
by newton / August 3, 2004 4:21 AM PDT

I have the Sony MDR-NC11s. They're the in-ear kind. They're called noise canceling headphones but they're really noise reducing. They get rid of background noise...and do a good job of filtering out machine noise. I use them at work and they get rid of a lot of the general noise (machine hum, etc.) but if someone is having a conversation near me, it often seems slightly clearer than other noises around me. An over the ear model might do a better job, but the way the headphones work is to cancel the white noise around the music at your gym would probably not be filtered otu.

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Re: Using a noise cancelling headphone
by Morphling / August 3, 2004 5:01 AM PDT

I recommend the Shure e2c's
They aren't noise cancelling, but are canal phones, which go in your inner ear and make a seal blocking almost all outside noise. With them on you can't hear anything but the music. Great isolation.

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Affordable Noise Cancelling Headphones
by techsorceress / January 20, 2009 11:26 PM PST

I have the same problem at my gym, they play the worst music! You have two options: ear buds or noise cancelling: I bought both purchases for a steal at an online AV store: earbuds: for $3.32 you cant beat that skull candy sells for over $30 bucks and it is the same thing! and noise cancelling for $21.80! Seriously good deals!

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