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Looking for Data Center headphones

I work in a data center, and when amongst the racks the noise is pretty tremendous - gotta lean in towards the person you're talking to just to hear them, ear plugs are a must for any long-term work if you don't have other coverage. So I'm looking for good headphones in the 100-150 dollar range that have either active or very effective passive noise cancellation/reduction. The restriction - no earbuds, I hate 'em. Over-ear cans are the way to go. The Sennheiser 280 is a classic standby, but I can't find any specifics on how much white-noise type sound they block. The 429/439s look pretty swank as well, but once again, can't find any details beyond nebulous claims of 'sound isolation'. Anyone in a similar noise environment have recommendations?
posted by FatherDagon on Jan 14, 2014 - 12 answers

NRR-rated in-ear headphones?

I'm looking to find out whether any brand of in-ear headphones also carry a noise reduction rating (NRR). I'm not so much shopping for headphones as for earplugs with a headphone feature. [more inside]
posted by tirade on Apr 10, 2013 - 9 answers

Me + loud typing = disaster

The sound of my coworker typing is driving me crazy. I'm not permitted to wear headphones. How can I deal with the noise? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jun 13, 2012 - 20 answers

Shut out the world!

Please recommend your favourite in-ear/earbud noise-cancelling headphones with an iPod/iPhone control and mic. [more inside]
posted by ellieBOA on May 1, 2012 - 7 answers

Noise cancelling headphones

Noise cancelling headphones? [more inside]
posted by pakora1 on Feb 14, 2012 - 26 answers

Noise-Canceling Things

Noise-canceling headphones, or noise-cancelling earbuds, or earmuffs, or earplugs, or some combination? I need to protect my ears from both subway noise and loud co-workers. [more inside]
posted by Chicken Boolean on Jun 6, 2011 - 17 answers

Keeping the noise out.

Sometimes I need to get to sleep well before the 1 AM noise cutoff for the shared house I live in. SleepPhones seem to come up in a lot of Ask threads about this sort of thing. Has anyone tried them, and are there cheaper alternatives for comfortable, sleepable headphones? [more inside]
posted by codacorolla on Mar 8, 2011 - 5 answers

MeFites, Countrymen, lend me your ear(phones) (suggestions)!

If money were no object, what are the best noise canceling headphones I could buy? [more inside]
posted by banannafish on Aug 31, 2010 - 15 answers

Noise canceling headphones & the like: Help me stop the beat from going on.

My husband's been playing drums for about a year, and he's getting really good. Yay! Unfortunately, I sometimes have a really hard time concentrating on my work when he's practicing. Help me find some gear that will give me the quiet I need. [more inside]
posted by palmcorder_yajna on Feb 20, 2010 - 14 answers

no noise

Macbook pro sound problem. Some sounds only heard through headphones. [more inside]
posted by theyexpectresults on Jul 22, 2009 - 6 answers

Good noise cancelling headphones for a home office with young kids?

Noise cancelling headphones for use in a home office with young children around. Comfortable for all day use and not too expensive. Possible? [more inside]
posted by DarkForest on Sep 3, 2008 - 12 answers

Deep in-the-ear earbuds that don't leak sound.

I'm looking for cheap, deep-in-the-ear earbuds for listening to audiobooks. The sound quality doesn't have to be great, because I won't use them to listen to music. I want cheap ones, because I inevitably break headphones, and I don't want to have to spend $100 every month. On the other hand, I'm willing to spend $20 a month if I have to. In-the-ear, because I don't want to keep my wife awake with "leaking" sound. [more inside]
posted by grumblebee on Nov 20, 2007 - 22 answers

Help me not go insane at work!

Are there any devices that I can plug my headphones into to give my complete silence so I can concentrate at work? [more inside]
posted by niwnfyc on Aug 24, 2007 - 13 answers

Under 50 dollar noise canceling headphones?

Under 50 dollar noise canceling headphones? [more inside]
posted by the ghost of Ken Lay on Aug 1, 2007 - 17 answers

How do I make my Shure e2c's not hurt my ears?

I've got a pair of Shure e2c's for listening to music on my iPod and as noise cancelling discreet headphones go, they're great. However as comfortable and secure in the ear headphones go, they suck. What am I doing wrong? [more inside]
posted by ralawrence on Jun 14, 2005 - 10 answers

Noise cancelling headphones for under 100 dollars?

Good noise-cancelling headphones for under $100? I'm moving into new work quarters where I'll be in a cubicle-type environment. I need headphones that will dampen the noise from my amiable-but-loud co-workers. I'm used to just hooking up the ole IPOD to my stereo speakers, but that won't do in the new space where I have no door. I don't like the buds that come with the IPOD. Any ideas?
posted by answergrape on Jul 1, 2004 - 17 answers

Ambient Hiss on Headphones

Lately, I've been getting a lot of ambient hiss in the headphones I use with my PC. [more inside]
posted by jpoulos on Jan 14, 2004 - 5 answers

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