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Nice deal. Does anybody know if these headphones actually weigh 1 lb that seems quite heavy.

Shipping Weight: 1.0 pounds.

bfudlmint said: [Q]Nice deal. Does anybody know if these headphones actually weigh 1 lb that seems quite heavy.

They're pretty heavy--you'll feel them--but they're not 16 oz. <img src="i/expressions/face-icon-small-smile.gif" border=0>

Yes, they are relatively heavy. That is partly because the battery compartment is built into the headphones (which I consider a plus)...

These are a steal at the current price and are basically identical to the Sony HP-NC6 headphones. Sony owns Aiwa...

Kwad

That's the same price they've been sold for at least the past month...it's a favorite listing of ben, funkyfoof, and techbargains.

They are relatively heavy, and they don't have any padding along the top, so they do sort of carve a groove into the top of your head after a while. I own a pair of these, so I'll add a few thoughts: this is a very good price, and they work pretty well at noise reduction, but for me, they become really uncomfortable after a couple of hours (e.g., on long-distance flights). They start to really hurt my ears and the top of my head. I'd rate them as a very good value for short hops (less than two hours at a time) but not for extended wear. Also note that they are not a closed-ear design, so they don't block out other noises - they just cancel.

Then again, maybe the discomfort from wearing them is unique to my delicate anatomy. I would welcome the opinions of others.

I'd rather listen to the noises in my head.

I had a pair of these as my first noise-canceling headset, which were very bad. I had to position one pad uncomfortably off-center on my ear to maximize the cancellation effect. I had much better results from a Maxell set and a Sony set.

accumulator said: [Q]
Then again, maybe the discomfort from wearing them is unique to my delicate anatomy. I would welcome the opinions of others.

I tried a pair of Bose Quiet Comfort 2 headphones on a recent trip and was amazed at the sound deadening and comfort. But the price!!! - $300 - and no discounting!!

I picked up a pair of Sennheiser PCX250's based on the positive reviews I saw on the web. I got them for 1/3 the price of the Bose headphones and am currently trying them out for extended wear comfort. So far so good. A couple of down sides are:
* the PX250's sit on the ear - not completely around the ear like the Bose ones do
* and the PX250's have a cigar sized device attached to the headphone wires that holds the 2 AAA batteries and noise cancelling circuitry.

These big headphones always hurt my head after awhile. Finally, I've resorted to using in-canal earphones (Westone UM-1's) and they seem to do the trick, as long as they are in properly. My hubby travels internationally 10-15 times a year and he's resorted to using the same style. Fit makes the biggest difference, though...he had to go through several earpieces before finally getting a good fit.

Thanks OP.
The price is tempting. But the reviews seem not to favor most.

ordered two pair will report back if they suck or not on dec 23rd.

careh said: [Q]accumulator said: [Q]
Then again, maybe the discomfort from wearing them is unique to my delicate anatomy. I would welcome the opinions of others.

I tried a pair of Bose Quiet Comfort 2 headphones on a recent trip and was amazed at the sound deadening and comfort. But the price!!! - $300 - and no discounting!!

I picked up a pair of Sennheiser PCX250's based on the positive reviews I saw on the web. I got them for 1/3 the price of the Bose headphones and am currently trying them out for extended wear comfort. So far so good. A couple of down sides are:
* the PX250's sit on the ear - not completely around the ear like the Bose ones do
* and the PX250's have a cigar sized device attached to the headphone wires that holds the 2 AAA batteries and noise cancelling circuitry.

I have the first generation Bose headphones. they're worth every penny.
had them on Sunday afternoon on the trip home from Tampa plugged them into my laptop to watch the "in flight" movie. Absolutely no noise from the Boeing 757 engines. the gen2's have the battery inside the headsets. I wish I could trade up.

bfudlmint said: [Q]Nice deal. Does anybody know if these headphones actually weigh 1 lb that seems quite heavy.

Without the battery and the included plug adapters, the headphones themselves weigh 4.6 ounces. I bought one last week, but haven't yet tried it out.

gonna check it out. Thanks for the post.

my2cents said: [Q]
Without the battery and the included plug adapters, the headphones themselves weigh 4.6 ounces. I bought one last week, but haven't yet tried it out.

Sounds like they will be good for the gym. I am ordering a set.

I bought a pair. If you wear a large hat size they won't be comfortable.

I have never used noise-cancelling headphones. Would these help my kid handle her fear of fireworks?

Fis said: [Q]I have never used noise-cancelling headphones. Would these help my kid handle her fear of fireworks?

I don't think they would help with something as loud as the fireworks. Have you tried earplugs?



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