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Old 12-26-2013, 09:01 PM
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Noise cancelling headphones

Considering buying a set of these to use while running mowers, trimmers etc. Not real experienced in them so was wanting some input on brands or models. They are so expensive but I'm a music lover! Is there anyone out here that has used them and has a recommendation? and do they really cancel noise? Thanks!
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Old 12-27-2013, 06:11 PM
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From what i understand, they use white noise, not music, to "cancel" noise. They really are for more subtle noise than mower sound. I think you would do better, and spend 1/3 of the amount of money if you used shooting ear protection.
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Old 12-27-2013, 08:01 PM
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Considering buying a set of these to use while running mowers, trimmers etc. Not real experienced in them so was wanting some input on brands or models. They are so expensive but I'm a music lover! Is there anyone out here that has used them and has a recommendation? and do they really cancel noise? Thanks!
They have 3m ones at staples for $50 with a radio in them. And they do really reduce the amount of noise
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Old 12-27-2013, 09:43 PM
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Bose QC-15 all the way. If your hearing is important to you then get the best. I just bought my second pair after 8 years using my 1st pair.
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Old 12-28-2013, 11:18 AM
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http://www.ebay.com/itm/like/161043604545?lpid=82
I use these
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Old 12-28-2013, 12:47 PM
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Bose QC-15 all the way. If your hearing is important to you then get the best. I just bought my second pair after 8 years using my 1st pair.
This is exactly what I was wondering about, so these cancel out mower noise pretty well huh?
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Old 12-28-2013, 06:17 PM
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Peltor Alert are true noise cancelling. They arent cheep and you also (may) need the patch cord for your phone or mp3 player.
http://www.amazon.com/3M-Peltor-Hear.../dp/B0007KQUJS
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Old 12-30-2013, 02:01 PM
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I use these, half the cost ($65.00), digital tuner with presets and block 26 db's of noise.

http://www.amazon.com/3M-WorkTunes-D...productDetails
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Old 12-31-2013, 11:12 PM
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When I purchased my Cheetah back July, I quickly realized that it would be noisier than my present cutting equipment. I purchased ear cuffs from Stihl thinking that would do the job ...... "NOT EVEN CLOSE"

I did a little more research and settled on these:

http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00...?ie=UTF8&psc=1

I hooked them up on a helmet I use to string-trim. They work very well. I can actually listen to my favorite tunes for the first time in years while trimming, and cutting.


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Peltor Alert are true noise cancelling. They arent cheep and you also (may) need the patch cord for your phone or mp3 player.
http://www.amazon.com/3M-Peltor-Hear.../dp/B0007KQUJS
How you been ? I haven't been on forums for a while. The normal radio ones are good but I do find they allow more noise in than the ear plugs I used to use. Might invest in a set of these sometime soon, have you tried them or know of anyone who's used them? Cheers
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