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Saved my ears.
on October 26, 2009
Recently took a flight and sat near the engines. After 2 hours of that I felt that I'd lost 50% of my hearing for good. I had tried to watch a dvd to no avail. Despite having the volume maxed outI could not hear the DVD well enough to continue to watch it. This was with Sony MDR-150 on the ear headphones which sound pretty good anywhere but on a plane.
When my next flight came up I decided to get better headphones. I ordered the Able Planet True Fidelity headphones and used them on my last trip. Instead of having the system volume set at 16, I had set it to 3!
As these are over the ear headphones, they reduced the sound from the plane a large amount even without the NC turned on, but mostly the upper end noise was reduced and the engine noise was still fairly intrusive. I should say that at that point I could have easily watched the DVD, and my first impression was "wow! these help alot".
Turning NC on dropped the noise level down another 50%. I could still hear noise around me, but it was very subdued. Subdued enough that I could not hear the stewardess ask me what I wanted to drink. This was while just using the NC, not watching a movie or listening to music.
I'm impressed, I wont travel again without a set of NC Headphones again.