General Discussion: Headphones...


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swede
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9697 posts since 21/3/09

20 Jul 2021 07:29
need some new noise cancelling on ear headphones (unless you convince me that airpods are truly better)

Bose QC35 IIs or the new 700 model?
Rirawin
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9516 posts since 17/7/05

20 Jul 2021 07:47
B&O Beoplay over the head ones are decent. Missus has the old H9i Rimowa pair and finds them comfortable for long periods of time. The ANC and battery life (up to 18hrs) is also decent. I use Airpod Pros and while the ANC aren't as great in busy outside environments compared to over the heads, they're fine for conference calls. Plus they're more discreet and makes you look less like a gamer.
jacko198
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541 posts since 23/10/09

20 Jul 2021 17:28
The 35's do the job and can be bought for a decent price these days, no real reason to buy the 700's over the 35's.

I would be getting the Sony WH-1000XM4'S though out of those. Haven't tried the B&O's yet
Hello World
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12163 posts since 7/3/05

20 Jul 2021 19:46
I use B&W PX7
https://www.bowerswilkins.com/en-gb/headphones/px7

Great quality and noise cancelling.
swede
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9697 posts since 21/3/09

20 Jul 2021 20:40
jacko198 wrote: no real reason to buy the 700's over the 35's

other than people thinking you are poor for having the old pair?
beardywierdy
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712 posts since 8/1/13

20 Jul 2021 21:19
I just sold a mint pair of qc 35 ii

Excellent noise cancelling and no issue with battery life. Decent build quality.
I had them for the gym but found that the pads got too hot
Would recommend them.
swiftus
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1448 posts since 1/7/09

21 Jul 2021 07:16
swede wrote:
jacko198 wrote: no real reason to buy the 700's over the 35's

other than people thinking you are poor for having the old pair?

That's not a real reason. That's a lack of self-confidence.
swede
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9697 posts since 21/3/09

21 Jul 2021 07:41
surely newer = better though
ismvil
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1718 posts since 16/9/11

21 Jul 2021 08:00
AirPod Pro’s are so damn good at noise cancellation considering the price and size, if you’re in the Apple ecosystem you should give them a shot imho
Mosoona
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369 posts since 25/5/15

21 Jul 2021 15:06
The follow up to the 35’s (45) are due out soon, pics of them today on What Hi-Fi (no saddo) so should make the older models cheaper
Mr.X.
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3090 posts since 23/6/13

23 Jul 2021 10:40
+ 1 for AirPods.
TheConductor
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4286 posts since 17/11/09

23 Jul 2021 11:33
Hello World wrote: I use B&W PX7
https://www.bowerswilkins.com/en-gb/headphones/px7

Great quality and noise cancelling.
+1

I got a pair of these back in April and really rate them. My work involves listening to a lot of music each day, so they needed to be of good quality and comfortable, and that's exactly what they are.

I got mine on offer for £215, so shop around.
Centurionone
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1581 posts since 30/3/11

23 Jul 2021 12:26
Rirawin wrote: B&O Beoplay over the head ones are decent. Missus has the old H9i Rimowa pair and finds them comfortable for long periods of time. The ANC and battery life (up to 18hrs) is also decent. I use Airpod Pros and while the ANC aren't as great in busy outside environments compared to over the heads, they're fine for conference calls. Plus they're more discreet and makes you look less like a gamer.


I second that !
Gizmo
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4348 posts since 20/10/09

23 Jul 2021 20:42
QC45 suppose to out in a couple months. I liked the 35, sounded better to my ears than the 700.

Can't go wrong with the Sony WH-1000XM4. Just picked up the in ear version of the Sonys (WF-1000XM4). ANC on that smokes pretty much every other wireless in ear on the market. Sound quality is amazing if you have an LDAC compatible device. Sounds very decent out of an iPhone too.