Bose QuietComfort 2 Noise Cancellation Headphones. Anyone have it?

Eug

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Anyone try one yet?

I have tried several lower end ones - Sennheiser, Sony, Koss (I think), and they all sucked. Noise cancellation was acceptable, but the sound quality was pretty poor.

I'm normally not a fan of Bose, but I am told that they make the best external (ie. not in-the-ear) noise-cancelling headphones.

Now they have this QuietComfort 2 out and I'm tempted, but US$299 is a pretty big chunk of coin just to be able to use this on the plane. I'd be using this with my iPod.

Real world reviews?
 

mAdD INDIAN

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I do know that a LOT of pilots use BOSE's noise cancelling headphones so it should be good. Doesn't BOSE supply special headphones to the airforce as well?
 

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My general impression is that you're wealthy so go for it. If you don't like it, return the thing to the store.
 

tweakmm

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Are closed headphones not enough for you? I've found that decently loud music and my (former)Sony MDR-V600s are fine for most loud outside sources.
 

Eug

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Originally posted by: NuclearFusi0n
They = crap, get etys ;)

or try some hd280s
I'm trying to avoid etys but I might just have to go that direction.

Aren't the HD280s huge, and won't they hurt my ears? Have you used them on a plane? The price seems OK though.

Originally posted by: Pliablemoose
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Thanks, but that's the previous model.
 

tweakmm

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Eug, are you looking for Noise Cancellation headphones or are you just looking for cans that you can listen to on a plane and not hear the engine noise?
 

Eug

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Originally posted by: tweakmm
Eug, are you looking for Noise Cancellation headphones or are you just looking for cans that you can listen to on a plane and not hear the engine noise?
Just for the plane. The only problem with big cans is the size and the fact the (very) few I tried always make my head sore, like I'm wearing a helmet that's too small.
 

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