Noise-Cancelling Headphones

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  1. Nevin

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    Hi, I was wondering just how much noise noise-cancelling headphones can block out. I was thinking of buying a pair for when I'm mowing the lawn (which is much too large). Do you think a pair of these would block out most of the engine sound from a noisy riding mower? If so, are there any models that you could recommend for under $100? Thanks in advance.

    P.S. Sorry if this is in the wrong forum. I didn't know where to put it.
     
  2. Bob McElfresh

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    This is probably more of a "Tweeking" post, but no problem.

    Because of the comfort/weight, you would be better off using shooting muffs or the foam ear-plugs sold at the drug store.

    The noise-canceling headphones are not usually designed for really-loud equipment noises. The are more designed to filter out airplane engine noises on long trips, or office noise. They are also desgined to plug into a portable CD player/radio which would up the price if you dont already have one.

    I did buy the $300 Bose headphones for a daughter taking long plane trips. For office use, a co-worker thought they did an ok job (he sat near some people who used the phone a lot). But a day or so later he returned them because he kept being startled by people walking into his cubicle.
     
  3. Greg_R

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    Check out the in-ear style headphones by Etymotic. You might be able to find the ER-6s for ~$100. These block 20dB+ of noise and have excellent SQ as well...
     

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