best headphones for flying ?

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  1. thadjock

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    anybody have any favs for brand or model that works with all airplanes?

    i've just been using the earbuds from my ipod, (they work for my notebook and usually everything else too) but i'd like to get a set of phones for better sound and noise cancelling.

    oh also a question for tech geeks: I was on an international flight recently (alitalia) and the standard jack on my ipod would'nt work on the airplane port, i've never needed an adaptor before, the flight attendant didn't know why. the plane was new, like brand new, are there different standards now?
     
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    There some noise cancelling buds out there....but for flying I use Skullcandy Skull Crushers. They are over the ear headphones..they are def loud, got good bass.plus they have this vibro thing in em.so bass hits, the headphones vibrate..def cool. I'd like to get the QC2 by Bose...but they are crazy expensive.
     
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    I have some great Bang&Olufsen head phones but weirdly I prefer my iPod ones on a plane as they're more comfortable in my ear if I want to lean my head on a pillow or something.
     
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    Last trip I packed a pair of PXC 300 Sennheiser folding headphones. They are pretty good for a miniset. The noise canceling feature works... kinda. But then I can fall sleep on an airplane before the thing ever takes off and wake up when we get there! I don't know if they fit the airline's jack as I never listen to their muzak and rarely watch the films.

    K8, you can put your head on my shoulder and dream blissfully.
     
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    My Bose still work just fine. And if I'm not in the mood for music or screaming babies they do a good job of canceling out all noise. I have the old-fashioned big ones that completely engulf my ears. Very comfortable.
     
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    Surely wings are better for flying?
     
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    I'd fly anywhere just for THAT opportunity! :redface:
     
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    I have the Bose QC-2 headphones. They work pretty well. Mine were a gift. They're expensive but sometimes you can see them in credit card rewards catalogues for not too many points.
     
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    Fly united I always say..:wink:
     
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    I want someone to give me QC-2 as a gift....
     
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    Boze QC2's and a pair of 29db noise reducing earplugs (see drug store) will block out pretty much everything other than the audio and a little bit of jet whisper (babies included)
     
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    Bose QuietComfort 3, gift to myself one year. They come with an airline plug adapter kit in the case.
    30 day no-questions-asked the trial as well ;)
     
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    I used to use a pair like that at work. Sometimes I wouldn't even have my iPod on. I just didn't want people stopping by my cubicle and bothering me. :cool:
     
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