Best Noise Cancelling / Isolating Headphones for Lawn Mowing
by karolinary - 4/26/06 2:34 AM
After looking through some of the other headphone threads, I didn't see anything that specifically addressed this.
Does anyone have any recommendations as to a set of noise-cancelling or noise-isolating headphones or earbuds that might reasonably counter the loud drone of a lawn mower?
I wouldn't expect anything to even come close to completely blocking such a loud sound, but anything that would save me cranking the volume up just to hear the music would be nice. (So as to avoid permanent hearing damage.)
I'm starting to lean towards noise-isolating as opposed to noise-cancelling sets as I have a feeling the former would work better on the type of noise a lawn mower makes. I'd be using it with an iPod mini. Any thoughts on the Sony MDR-NC11 as a good compromise between price and performance? I see it as kind of a hybrid between noise-isolating and noise-cancelling technology. Also, are there any places or ways to ''test-drive'' sets before buying?