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Road warriors and frequent travelers carry noise cancelling headphones. The noise of the aircraft makes it tough to hear sound from the movies on your device, or music, at any reasonable volume without a good pair of headphones. And they help to tune out the world.
The gold standard headphones are expensive. I replaced my Denon headphones this year with Bose QC25s and I paid nearly $300 for them.
Amazon though now has them for the lowest price I’ve seen, $269 with free Prime shipping.
- Bose QuietComfort 25 Acoustic Noise Cancelling Headphones – Apple devices
- Bose QuietComfort 25 Acoustic Noise Cancelling Headphones for Samsung and Android Devices
There are 3 colors to choose from. I have the Black, there’s also “triple black” and white. They’re comfortable for wearing on hours-long flights.
The only difference between the “Apple devices” and “Samsung/Android devices” is that you can control music and calls from your smartphone. I generally use the headphones with my laptop, except during takeoff and landing, which I guess makes me a luddite.
Some folks prefer the much smaller (takes up less room in the carry on) in-earn QC20s rather than the ‘over the ear’ QC25s but those aren’t discounted.
(HT: Dan’s Deals)