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.
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.
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.
DikeHoppers 2, The Rottens 0.
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/
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
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
-- Andy Barss
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