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Old 08-03-2017, 10:46 AM
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Default Noise Canceling Headphones - Recs?

So, I've learned that I have an open office set up to look forward to next year, and in prep for that, I'm planning on buying some noise-canceling headphones.

Anybody have any recommendations?
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So, I've learned that I have an open office set up to look forward to next year, and in prep for that, I'm planning on buying some noise-canceling headphones.

Anybody have any recommendations?
I've been very happy with my Bose headphones. They are decently expensive but if you are going to be using them everyday I think they are worth it. They have over ear and ear bud models. The over ear (QC 25) definitely cancel out a little more noise but they are much bulkier. I have the in ear model (QC 20) because I find that they cancel out enough sound and they are small so I like them a lot better for traveling.

I know they also have a wireless models (QC 30 and 35) which are even more expensive but have gotten pretty good reviews. I haven't used those at all though so I don't have any personal experience.
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I've been very happy with my Bose headphones. They are decently expensive but if you are going to be using them everyday I think they are worth it. They have over ear and ear bud models. The over ear (QC 25) definitely cancel out a little more noise but they are much bulkier. I have the in ear model (QC 20) because I find that they cancel out enough sound and they are small so I like them a lot better for traveling.

I know they also have a wireless models (QC 30 and 35) which are even more expensive but have gotten pretty good reviews. I haven't used those at all though so I don't have any personal experience.
I agree with all this, would add I prefer the in-ear model (QC20) which I feel perform better than the 25 and are less obtrusive.
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any recommendations for under $100?
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I travel a lot and I also work in an open office when I am in the office.

The Bose QC35, in my opinion, are worth the money.
  • They are rechargeable. 20hrs on a single charge wireless. 40hrs wired.
  • Bluetooth/wireless. I personally hate having wires hang down in front of my face. But they include wires as well.
  • The iPhone app allows you to control how much noise cancelling to do. My wife likes 50% while I like 100%. She wants to hear some ambient noise.
  • The app allows you to switch between many different bluetooth connections easily. I regularly switch between my laptop, iPad, and iPhone.
  • You can to two sources at a time.
  • It works great making calls in a noisy environment.
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Hmm I've been eyeing the bose qc35s as well recently but can't justify the price unless I travel more often.

Surprised people find them useful for office ambient noise. Thought the noise canceling was mostly for constant drones.
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