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#1660868
masterofnone wrote:Hint: GA pilot forums may not be the most comprehensive source of info on consumer audio kit :wink:

https://www.whathifi.com/amp/best-buys/headphones/best-noise-cancelling-headphones


:lol:

Surely you jest?

What HiFi is an absolute joke in the industry.

Whilst reviewing a HDMI cable, What HiFi wrote:FOR: Capable grasp of colour
AGAINST: Sound, motion handling, sharpness

Compared with a ThatCable HDMI (£5), this served up a thin and brittle sound, while motion handling, picture noise and sharpness of images also fell woefully short of what we’d expect – even at this price.


Utter, utter, utter carp.
#1660872
Have had various Bose, Sennheiser and Shure in ear and over ear, but once you've gone wireless NR you won't go back to wires and noise.

Currently using QC35 mk2 & QuietControl 30 (because they doesn't mess up her hair :)) and both have excellent NR and good audio for listening and phone use. The Sony's are good these days too so unless you are in the Bose ecosystem (such that it is*) you'd probably just buy which ever is cheaper between the Bose QC35 and Sony WH1000 (or Bose QuietControl 30 if you have nice hair).

*The Bose ecosystem allows two sets of bluetooth headphones to share a feed, so if two of you want to watch a movie or listen to Norwegian thrash metal together, you can.
#1660887
Thanks for the responses. Lots of useful information there.

In terms of budget I would be OK with spending around £250 if I felt it was worth it for what is perhaps seen as a premium brand like Bose. I get the impression Bose probably is worth the money although Sony also looks to be worth considering.

Thanks
#1663278
Just to follow up on this I have tried on various sets and was impressed with the Bose Quiet Comfort 35 recommended by several people. My only slight concern is that because of their light weight construction they appear very flimsy/fragile. Googling suggests the power button can be a bit unreliable but has anybody any other experience with them getting damaged or broken in practice.

Thanks
#1663313
Another Sennheiser ANR long term user, as in about 15 yrs or more.

Currently my px200 are on their last legs - leatherette covering for the padding is falling apart, but they've been used most days for the past couple of years; I use them on the train whilst listening to music or watching videos.

I guess it's down to personal preference and budget.
#1663429
grow45 wrote:Just to follow up on this I have tried on various sets and was impressed with the Bose Quiet Comfort 35 recommended by several people. My only slight concern is that because of their light weight construction they appear very flimsy/fragile. Googling suggests the power button can be a bit unreliable but has anybody any other experience with them getting damaged or broken in practice.

Thanks
If it helps to allay your fears I bought the QC35 mk1 in 2016 and had no durability problems at all except that one earpad seam split after about 2 years (I use them daily). Bose sent out brand new pair of updated QC35 mk 2 within the week, no questions asked. The current set are literally as good as new with maybe 30-40 hours a week of use. Earpads aside, these will probably be the post apocalypse headset of choice for mutant cockroaches.
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#1664073
eltonioni wrote:
grow45 wrote:Just to follow up on this I have tried on various sets and was impressed with the Bose Quiet Comfort 35 recommended by several people. My only slight concern is that because of their light weight construction they appear very flimsy/fragile. Googling suggests the power button can be a bit unreliable but has anybody any other experience with them getting damaged or broken in practice.

Thanks
If it helps to allay your fears I bought the QC35 mk1 in 2016 and had no durability problems at all except that one earpad seam split after about 2 years (I use them daily). Bose sent out brand new pair of updated QC35 mk 2 within the week, no questions asked. The current set are literally as good as new with maybe 30-40 hours a week of use. Earpads aside, these will probably be the post apocalypse headset of choice for mutant cockroaches.


Thanks, That's good to know.