Welcome guest, is this your first visit? Create Account now to join.
  • Login:

Welcome to the NZ Hunting and Shooting Forums.

If this is your first visit, be sure to check out the FAQ by clicking the link above. You may have to register before you can post: click the register link above to proceed.

NZGR Black Watch


User Tag List

+ Reply to Thread
Page 2 of 3 FirstFirst 123 LastLast
Results 16 to 30 of 42
Like Tree13Likes

Thread: Noise canceling headphones

  1. #16
    Member
    Join Date
    Aug 2014
    Location
    Auckland
    Posts
    325
    Hmm I just had those little white buds for a long time, thinking they were fine, then on a whim I walked into a hifi shop and tried on a pair of bowers and Wilkins P5, well they was music on those that I never realised existed on the little whites, snapped them up, use them on flights with an adapter, and on buses, not noise cancelling but over the ears they do muffle things out.
    If I was going agin I would get Bluetooth though, not getting tangled is worth losing a little sound quality, plus I reckon after a few to many loud bangs my hearing is not top notch anyway.
    I was looking into noise cancelling as well a while ago but will hold off a while, Bose do seem to be kings but there are a few other worthy contenders, like Parrot, do the research and try before you buy!

  2. #17
    Member
    Join Date
    Jun 2015
    Location
    christchurch
    Posts
    1,598
    a better idea, get some $2 earpuds, plug it into an mp3 player playing test cricket and be asleep for 8 hours
    gadgetman, GravelBen and Tuckerbox like this.

  3. #18
    Member
    Join Date
    Dec 2011
    Location
    Shaky City
    Posts
    1,443
    Quote Originally Posted by Shelley View Post
    Hmm I just had those little white buds for a long time, thinking they were fine, then on a whim I walked into a hifi shop and tried on a pair of bowers and Wilkins P5, well they was music on those that I never realised existed on the little whites, snapped them up, use them on flights with an adapter, and on buses, not noise cancelling but over the ears they do muffle things out.
    If I was going agin I would get Bluetooth though, not getting tangled is worth losing a little sound quality, plus I reckon after a few to many loud bangs my hearing is not top notch anyway.
    I was looking into noise cancelling as well a while ago but will hold off a while, Bose do seem to be kings but there are a few other worthy contenders, like Parrot, do the research and try before you buy!
    I brought some sennheiser momentum in ear earbuds and they completely changed my music experience. I also ordered some comply foam earbuds for them which means they block out more external noise. Now when I go to the range I wear these under earmuffs which both cuts our more noise and means I can listen to music.

  4. #19
    Member
    Join Date
    Jun 2013
    Posts
    552
    I fly twice a week and swear by my Bose Qc35. They are pricey, but i have yet to kill the battery on them. I fly Hamilton to CHCH which is a 1 hour 55 minute flight and they will use 10% battery while bluetoothed to my ipad.

  5. #20
    Member
    Join Date
    Jun 2015
    Location
    christchurch
    Posts
    1,598
    audio technica make some decent nc headphones at a good price, more comfortable than the others too.,

  6. #21
    Member
    Join Date
    Jul 2013
    Location
    Tasman
    Posts
    652




    Tuckerbox likes this.

  7. #22
    LOC
    LOC is offline
    Member LOC's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2015
    Location
    auckland
    Posts
    610
    auckland to hong kong and still left with 30-40% each time. not bad are they...

    Quote Originally Posted by mcche171 View Post
    I fly twice a week and swear by my Bose Qc35. They are pricey, but i have yet to kill the battery on them. I fly Hamilton to CHCH which is a 1 hour 55 minute flight and they will use 10% battery while bluetoothed to my ipad.
    mcche171 likes this.

  8. #23
    Member
    Join Date
    Jun 2012
    Location
    lower hutt
    Posts
    988
    i got some sony ones for about 50 bucks they work alright. im no music/sound/headphone guru though!
    #BallisticFists

  9. #24
    Member Sideshow's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2015
    Posts
    1,928
    Tuckerbox I've a pair of Bose. Really good on long flights if you want to sleep. Turn them on and you can't hear much screaming kids trolleys So you can get sleep. On a side note make sure that you get an adapter to take because all plane plugs are not the same had this on my long 14 hour flight from London to Chile really annoying when only one side works
    It's the new 777 planes! Just beware of it good luck with your buy

  10. #25
    Member
    Join Date
    Mar 2012
    Location
    Gisborne
    Posts
    35
    Not a direct comparison, but I run a Bose A20 in my helmet (MD500, on Ag). Can't fault it, great noise reduction, and battery life. Reckon the recommended Bose headset will definitely suit your purpose.

  11. #26
    Member
    Join Date
    Jul 2013
    Location
    Tasman
    Posts
    652
    @JonP, does the ANR in the A20s keep up ok in the 500 with the doors off?
    How long is the battery life?
    Do you have them in an Evo shell?
    I had planned to replace my old Alpha last year but a bunch of unplanned expenses put pay to that idea, I'd be keen to hear your thoughts.

  12. #27
    Member
    Join Date
    Mar 2012
    Location
    Gisborne
    Posts
    35
    I find it great, was always told ANR useless in a turbine especially with doors off, but have found it works well for me (Doors off 99%). Also run earplugs and can have radio turned well down. Only got one set of ears so may as well look after them. Medicals not getting any easier to pass.
    Battery life is close to advertised 40 hours (I run Bluetooth phone but not music). Just using Energizers but plan on getting rechargeable Eneeloops? It is definetly way better than 9V system the boss has. Was retrofit to a SPH shell. Would love an EVO myself, but $$

  13. #28
    Member
    Join Date
    Mar 2012
    Location
    Gisborne
    Posts
    35
    Edit: @Moutere there's a guy on Bladeslapper fitting A20 to Alpha helmets, might be worth looking into.

  14. #29
    Member
    Join Date
    Jul 2013
    Location
    Tasman
    Posts
    652
    Ah cheers for that, I'll have to look into that.

  15. #30
    If it goes Boom; I'm there faregame's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2012
    Location
    Whangarei
    Posts
    727
    Mine the Q25 get all the way to Europe and half way back on a battery
    Got a hell of a wake up when the ANC switched off while asleep
    Even passive is pretty good
    And those annoying repeatitive safety briefings in multiple languages
    Just pull the plug out - ah bliss so much better

 

 

Similar Threads

  1. Recoil Brake Noise
    By Tahr in forum Firearms, Optics and Accessories
    Replies: 26
    Last Post: 14-02-2016, 09:20 AM
  2. Noise of Carbon fibre stocks
    By tikka in forum Firearms, Optics and Accessories
    Replies: 15
    Last Post: 05-10-2015, 10:04 PM
  3. Hilux making a very odd noise
    By Beavis in forum Outdoor Transport
    Replies: 31
    Last Post: 21-03-2013, 05:52 PM
  4. WTB Rino 650 Car Charger & Headphones with mic
    By P38 in forum Buy, Sell or Swap
    Replies: 5
    Last Post: 09-03-2013, 10:51 PM
  5. Noise cancelling headphones?
    By Raging Bull in forum Off topic
    Replies: 11
    Last Post: 29-11-2012, 02:44 AM

Tags for this Thread

Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
Welcome to NZ Hunting and Shooting Forums! We see you're new here, or arn't logged in. Create an account, and Login for full access including our FREE BUY and SELL section Register NOW!!