noise canceling headphones

My very satisfactory, but expensive, Bose noise canceling headphones, Model QC-2, have given up the ghost. Now there seem to be many more choices than when I bought the Bose headphones years ago.
What do you like, and not like, about the non-passive hearing protection you use in your noisy workshop?
Suggestions will very much appreciated.
Dale
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Send them to Bose for repair.
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Dale,
I'm an audio nut and, in the last few years, got back into headphones as my primary listening device. Bose are decent headphones, but in many opinions, not near as good as others and overpriced. I suggest that if you really want to get a good pair for the money, you go to head-fi.org and read up. I'm a head-fi member and can tell you there is tons of information available on the site, including for noise canceling headphones. Do a search and I'm certain you'll find something to satisfy your ears and wallet.
I personally do not use headphones while working. I can't hear the music as well and it frustrates me. So I use ear plugs while working and headphones and great music while relaxing afterwards.
Good luck! `Casper
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Help me find some vuvuzelas-cancelling headphones. Watching the World Cup is painful.
I watched the 7:30 AM Netherlands-Denmark game this morning and the drone was driving me banshee-boffing mad.
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I am on my second pair and this time I am using the Ryobi Tech4 protectors. Comfortable and actually fit my large brain size. ;~)
Comes with L-ion battery and charger and you can plug an external music cource in also. $70/
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I saw those in a Ryobi outlet store for $50 a couple of months ago. I still kick myself for not jumping.
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I use the Bose QC 2 My wife uses the Audio-Technica ATH-ANC7 The difference, apart from the price, is that I have had to replace the QC 2 ear pads once already and they are breaking down again and $45.00
So since I cant find a huge difference between the 2 and the ATH-ANC7 functions even when the noise cancelation is off. I will be getting an ATH-ANC7 for the price of three sets of Bose ear pads
I dont usually use them in the workshop as I am happy with my usual sony JVC or A-T ear buds with normal pasive hearing protection like the ones from leevally. http://www.leevalley.com/en/wood/page.aspx?p1210&cat=1,42207 With this setup the hearing protection comes off easily when not needed but I continue listening
However I almost never listen to music while woodworking either the music is too loud for saftey or the noise covers the music.
I usually listen to books or podcasts. As I find there is little interference between the 2
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: I use the Bose QC 2 My wife uses the Audio-Technica ATH-ANC7 : The difference, apart from the price, is that I have had to replace the : QC 2 ear pads once already and they are breaking down again and $45.00
: So since I cant find a huge difference between the 2 and the ATH-ANC7 : functions even when the noise cancelation is off. I will be getting an : ATH-ANC7 for the price of three sets of Bose ear pads
I have a brand-new pair of the Audio-Technica ATH-ANC7 headphones for sale, all oriinal case, warranty, etc. (Gift I don't need at the moment). Contact me if interested.
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