If you have done your research you know that the three best noise cancellation headphones are the Bose(Bose® QuietComfort® 15 Acoustic Noise Cancelling® Headphones), the Sennheiser (Sennheiser PXC 450 NoiseGard Active Noise-Canceling Headphones) and the Audio Techinica(Audio Technica ATH-ANC7B Active Noise-Cancelling Closed-Back Headphones).
Here is a quick low down on what you need to know .
The size of Bose headphones is just big enough to cover your ears. The Audio Technica are a little larger and Sennheiser are the biggest of the three.
The Sennheiser are quite comfortable and are made for all types of ears and therefore will not fatigue your ears.
The Bose are also very comfortable The Audi Technical are also comfortable enough.
The Sennheiser have absolutely great quality sound. They make Music you have been listening to sound new.
Audio-Technica- They don’t have as high quality as Sennheiser but they are average and well balanced.
The Bose keeps up to its reputation of great sound . However you may have to play around with the treble setting of your ipod to get the sound well balanced.
Sennheiser it comes with a quality cord and a push to talk button which mutes the NC and sounds.
The Audio Technica comes with an adapter and specialized airline adapter for connecting to in-flight entertainment systems.
The Bose and Audio Technica have the on and off switch.
The carrying case of the three are all of good quality . The Audi Technica has a big bag that will fit all your extra stuff including ipods, portable hard drives etc. The Sennheiser is square shaped and does not have a lot of room for any additional stuff. The Bose is rather small and has minimal space for your ipod and iphone.
The Senneheiser is a good quality headphone in terms of the overall and external design.
He AudioTechnica is also a quality item that should last you a long time.
The Bose while quality does not have that killer external look as the others.
The Audio Technica is the cheapest for between $160 and $220 . The Sennheiser is more medium priced at $300 . The Bose is on the higher end at over $300.
Audio Techinica Features
QuietPoint noise-cancelling headphones feature noise-cancelling circuitry that effectively reduces environmental noise by 90%
Closed-back headphones feature large-aperture 40 mm drivers with neodymium magnet systems for impactful bass, extended treble and higher fidelity
Lightweight, compact, fold-flat design is ideal for travel; fully integrated electronics?no external modules needed
A adapter and specialized airline adapter for connecting to in-flight entertainment systems, and a handy carrying case
Redesigned, comfortable earcups with generously cushioned padding and a shape that fits easily over any ear
Outstanding sound thanks to adaptive baffle damping and patented Duofol diaphragm
Best possible protection from outside noise (up to 90%) with NoiseGard technology
Talk through function allows you to talk undisturbed while wearing headphones
Includes a soft case, 2 audio adapters (in-flight entertainment and 6.3mm), and batteries
Audio always works, even in passive mode and without batteries
Full accessories: soft case, 2 audio adapters (in-flight entertainment and 6.3mm/1/4″), batteries
The best Bose® headphones reduce noise across a wide range of frequencies
Enjoy music and movies with clear and lifelike sound
Comfortable, around-the-ear fit; ideal for frequent flyers
Includes cable with remote for iPhone®/iPod® control, mic for hands-free iPhone calling
AAA battery: 35 hours average life
Listen to the difference between the Bose and the Sennheiser and decide which is better.
However the reason we buy these headphones is nose cancellation. The Bose is the most quiet and kills off most of the background noise. The Audio Technica also does a good job but not as superb as the Bose . Even though the sound quality seems better in the Sennheiser – the noise cancellation is not bad but not as good as Bose. This is why we recommend Bose as the best – if sound cancellation is your primary goal.
If $300 plus is too much for you we suggest you go with the Audio technica for noise cancellation. However if the quality of sound and music are important to you we suggest you go with either Bose or Sennheiser which will cost your roughly the same . See prices of various vendors below.
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