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Noise Cancelling Headphones < $50

post #1 of 7
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Hi Overclock.net,

I need your help. I have a $20 Amazon gift card and am looking to buy noise-cancelling headphones (that actually work!). The sound doesn't matter, only the noise-cancelling does. I frequently try to study but am unable to because my younger brother is screaming WoW catch phrases to his sparring partners or whatever.

What I'm looking for is something that will mute all outside forces so that I can't hear anything but my own thoughts. I'm trying to stay under $50, but if it's a couple bucks north of that, I think I can make space.

Thanks!
post #2 of 7
so I'm guessing this is just for use in your bedroom right or is it 'out and about' as well?
post #3 of 7
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so I'm guessing this is just for use in your bedroom right or is it 'out and about' as well?
Bedroom only.
post #4 of 7
Do note that noise-canceling is not always as good as noise isolation (passive).
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post #5 of 7
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I'm not familiar at all with headphones/audio/etc. All I'm looking for is a physical piece of hardware that makes the screaming go away.
post #6 of 7
Have you tried some cotton balls or wax?

Both can either be shoved into your ears, or your brother's mouth.
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post #7 of 7
^

lol. Forgot to ask one more thing.
Are you using this on a desktop / laptop / mp3 player / all etc ?
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