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Noise-cancelling headphones
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Hi there,

This is probably a very unusual request for a forum such as this but I’d be grateful if someone could help me.

I work in what can be described as a noisy office environment with lots of background conversational noise and some occasional music. I’m looking for a pair of noise-cancelling headphones – not to play music through – but to block out the background noises around me to aid my own concentration – so their musical quality is of no interest to me; simply their ability to block out noise. I’m hoping to spend less than £100 but I would consider spending more if necessary. I also wear glasses when working, so any headphones I choose would need to allow this.

I have also had a look at ear ‘defenders’ which are intended for use with heavy machinery and tried on a couple of cheaper pairs. They seem to block out noise fairly well – but are simply not comfortable enough to wear for hours on end while concentrating on work.

Many thanks in advance,

Mark

 

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RE: Noise-cancelling headphones

Cotton wool.

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RE: Noise-cancelling headphones

Erm thanks. But please can you tell me which headphones have the best noise-cancelling abilities?

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RE: Noise-cancelling headphones

Erm thanks. But please can you tell me which headphones have the best noise-cancelling abilities?

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RE: Noise-cancelling headphones

http://www.superfi.co.uk/p-2397-goldring-ns1000-noise-cancelling-portable-headphones.aspx

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RE: Noise-cancelling headphones

You would be better off with a pair of these 

http://www.peltoreardefenders.com/

some of them have a built in mic so you can hear people when they come to talk to you. 

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RE: Noise-cancelling headphones

Eggontoast and bigboss, many thanks for the recommendations - I'll be trying out both and then selecting one.

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