Looking for a good set of noise cancelling earphones

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  1. leafeon34
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    leafeon34 GBAtemp Advanced Fan

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    I'm looking for a good quality pair of noise cancelling headphones so I can study my Chinese in public without getting distracted by background noise.

    My criteria for a good pair is as follows

    - Noise cancelling
    - Good quality audio, especially for the tones
    - A microphone that only picks up sound directly spoken into it (this way I can Skype in public without background noise on the other side)
    - iPod touch compatible
    - Lasts beyond the 12 month warranty

    I dont know how much this would cost since I don't know $h1t about headphones or music. I'm prepared to part with a few hundred dollars for something that does the job and does it properly.

    EDIT
    I'm sure there are online communities out there dedicated to this sort of thing, even if I can't find one myself. Perhaps someone could link me to one?
     
    Last edited by leafeon34, Dec 2, 2015
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  2. VinsCool

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    I'm using a pair of Sony MDR V55, and those are doing the job wonderfully.
     
  3. Blood Fetish

    Blood Fetish Quis custodiet ipsos custodes?

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    Noise cancelling headphones are great at removing ambient noise (like a jet engine), but will do nothing to stop voices and irregular sounds. If anything they make talking even more noticeable.
     
  4. Duo8

    Duo8 I don't like video games

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    Noise isolating or noise cancelling? One is passive while the other is active (uses a microphone and a processor to eliminate background noise)
    You can try asking on head-fi
     
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