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    Recommend me some noise cancelling headphones

    So last night I started on my OU degree and quickly realised that if I am to have any chance of completing it I need something to drown out Eastenders, my 7 year old and our moaning cat. [NOTE: only for a couple of hours a day, moving out/murder is not an option]

    Can anybody recommend some noise cancelling headphones? I don't have mega bucks to spend, £100 is probably my upper limit right now and I'd prefer over-ear type headphones for comfort's sake (unless anybody knows of any in-ear headphones that are comfortable enough to wear for a couple of hours at a time). I'm open to suggestions for non-noise cancelling headphones if I'll get better value for money within my budget and you believe they'll help drown out the din (whilst also not having to be so loud I can't hear myself think!)

    Connectivity isn't really an issue, standard 3.5mm jack or even a 1/4" jack is fine as I have the necessary adaptors to step them up/down to suit my needs.

    Thanks in advance

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    In-ears are great at blocking ambient noise.
    I wear skullcandy in-ear 'phones for hours at a time, you just have to select the right size silicone insert (they come with S, M & L)

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    My dad has some of these and he loves them. never tried them my self though.

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    Goldring GX200 are a good bet, i use them all the time, comfy great sound quality and fantastic build quality

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    Quote Originally Posted by Greenbeast View Post
    In-ears are great at blocking ambient noise.
    I wear skullcandy in-ear 'phones for hours at a time, you just have to select the right size silicone insert (they come with S, M & L)
    No offence, but I had some SkullCandy in-ear phones before and swore I'd never touch that brand again, the sound quality was dreadful...

    Quote Originally Posted by krisd32 View Post
    My dad has some of these and he loves them. never tried them my self though.
    They have been on my radar, right at the top end of my budget, good to know somebody [indirectly] who is happy with them though, cheers

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    Goldring GX200 are a good bet, i use them all the time, comfy great sound quality and fantastic build quality
    Never heard of the brand but I'll check them out, cheers

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    Quote Originally Posted by LosOjos View Post
    No offence, but I had some SkullCandy in-ear phones before and swore I'd never touch that brand again, the sound quality was dreadful...
    No worries, they were fairly cheap (<£25), the set i had before were pretty nice at £50 (can't remember brand)
    To be honest all i was trying to say is that in-ears can be comfortable with extended use

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    I've got a pair of Senheiser IE6's, they're on the upper end of your budget but sound very good - they come with about 4 different rubber bits for your ears so at least one of those should be comfortable enough to use for a few hours.

    James

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    Some great suggestions, I'm swaying towards headphones as opposed to earphones though... don't get me wrong, I know in-ear phones can be comfortable (I have some Sennheiser CX-300 II that are very comfortable) but over extended periods I do think that a nice big cushioned ear pad is going to be bliss...

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    Best bet is to go and try some on aswell, i bought some sennheisers after trying my mates on for a quick listen but unfortunately they're not big enough and trap my ear between them and my head, i can get half an hours use from them before they drive me mad!

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    Skull Candy Ink'd or DUB are good phones for a low price too

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    I have these Sennheiser HD 218 headphones. They cut out most noise

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    If you want the best results then you need full earmuff style headphones that have a bit of noise insulation built in otherwise you'll still get a lot of noise leakage. The in ear ones are possibly the next best followed in a distant third place by the open type or over ear type.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SYNACK View Post
    If you want the best results then you need full earmuff style headphones that have a bit of noise insulation built in otherwise you'll still get a lot of noise leakage. The in ear ones are possibly the next best followed in a distant third place by the open type or over ear type.
    Yeah it is "closed back" headphones I'm looking at. Don't get me wrong, it doesn't need to be the level of coise cancellation found in pilot's headsets, just enough for me to comfortably drown out the world around me whilst I study... think I'm settling for these (on recommendation from a DJ friend, plus multiple recommendations for Seinnheiser here, elsewhere and in my own experience): Sennheiser HD 215 headphones Peripheral review - Trusted Reviews



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