Thursday, February 10, 2011

Noise Canceling Headphones

So, I've been looking for a pair of headphones for awhile now. My budget is limited, as I am quite willing to sell my extra organs to pay next semester's tuition. Despite that limitation, I fucking love listening to music. It honestly makes my life better and makes hours and hours of engineering homework bearable. This being said, I have a couple problems with headphones I usually buy.

1) I am screwing with my future self's hearing.

Fuck people. Who really wants to give in and walk away from assholes being loud in the library?

Life is full of distractions and I'm not the the kind of guy to relocate or otherwise deal with them like a responsible adult. I'd rather bleed out my ears than move from my favorite spot.

Why must you taunt me, copper wiring?
2) Headphones just don't work very long. This is true of any pair that you buy on a college student budget. They just don't last long enough. It's a mixed bag though. I've had some last for months while some last for weeks.Still, I'd prefer a little reliability in something I depend on.

This however, dear followers, is the past. I have finally found the headphones that won't make me shit blood in frustration.

I have problems

The Sony MDRNC7 Noise Canceling headphones. My best and most trustworthy friend recommended me these headphones and I love them. They run about 35-40$ which is a little more pricey than I normally would go, but these are well worth the investment.

 These headphones are all around amazing. The noise quality is fantastic. The music doesn't have a metallic, tunnely, or muffled sound you sometimes get with headphones (like the somewhat cheaper Colby Noise Canceling I tried once). Another neat little factoid about them is that they fold up very intelligently into a tiny pouch. I took these to Mexico on my recent trip and it was very convenient. I had also treated them slightly rougher being in a carry-on bag than I normally would have and luckily they are pretty damn sturdy.

If this sounds nice to you, go ahead and check them out here:

This is actually the first pair of headphones I've ever owned that I am completely satisfied with. If you're in the market, I highly recommend.


  1. I need a new pair of headphones, so I might check these out when my next paycheck comes in. Nice review.

  2. im with Brut. Theres nothing like a bleeding albino.

  3. 40 bucks for noise-cancelling headphones ain't bad. i paid like a hundred for my last ones

  4. The price is right, and if they're as good as you say they are I'll keep them in mind next time I'm buying headphones, thanks bro

  5. That's actually a pretty good price for noise cancelling headphones. I'll have to check them out.

    BTW, I didn't know you were friends with Internet too. :)

  6. hmm, thanks for the tip. I've been looking for a good set of headphones.

  7. I have been through a ton of head phones. I'm checking these out. Thanks.

  8. Thanks man, when I really need these I'll buy them gracias amigo!

  9. I'm happy with my Sennheiser PX 100 :D but I'll check these out!

  10. These look pretty good man... just destroyed my Logitech 7.1 headphones...

  11. i want some new headphones... might pick em up