Noise cancelling headphones for under $200?

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Over the OP's price limit but I love my Sennheiser PXC550's - replaced my old QC15's that disappeared in T3 @ Changi ... Bluetooth wireless and ANC, very comfy to wear for extended periods as well as the BNE-MEL shuttle.
 
Had big Trip to Sth Am planned so purchased a pair before Xmas from Harvey Norman, NC and Bluetooth Sony. They were over $200 and that was with $80 off. Just before leaving tried them out and you can only charge them from a Windows/Mac computer. Wrote to Sony twice but nothing arrived before I left so didn't bring them with me as internal flights in SA are in Y, and baggage weight/size at a premium, and couldn't guarantee that I would be able to access a computer on the trip. Beware how they are charged
 
Sounds strange. Sure they weren't just needing a USB port?
 
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This is a bit of a round-about way. Nuheara have a new product called IQ boost earbuds. They can do noise cancelling and other things. They are just about to be released . We bought some and now await delivery. They are classified as a hearing device, so we put in a claim with our health insurance and got a full refund. So, in effect , after a bit of paper shuffling, we paid 0$.
 
^Which health insurance and what had to be submitted.... Just a receipt?
 
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This is a bit of a round-about way. Nuheara have a new product called IQ boost earbuds. They can do noise cancelling and other things. They are just about to be released . We bought some and now await delivery. They are classified as a hearing device, so we put in a claim with our health insurance and got a full refund. So, in effect , after a bit of paper shuffling, we paid 0$.

I have also ordered a pair of these, but hadn't thought of claiming, so I too would be interested to know whcih health fund. I'm actually just in the process of changing funds: do you think a claim could wait until I actually receive them?
 
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Great idea. They look easy to loose, but if they worked they'd be great for noise cancelling in coffee shops, supermarkets and on planes. ;)

They are quite expensive, so interested in how to get them for 0$. Health ins I understand ... and the rest?
 
Just did live chat with them: You nave to look at the model called LiveIQ for noise cancelling, but they have no assistive hearing and are not available till late 2018. Currently, there is not a model that combines both noise cancelling and assistive.

The IQbuds and Boost block approximately 14 dB of passive attenuation. The LiveIQ attenuation is unknown as this time.
 
Just used my Bluedio T4S on SYD-PVG. Seatmate had some QC35s.

Did a quick comparison.

The Bluedio probably cuts out half the engine noise from off to on (after the passive already from the cups). The 35s a bit more.

Noise wise I actually though the Bluedio was a bit richer.

For $50 can't go wrong.

Also looks like they are launching a new T5 model which has more mic's so possibly better ANC
 
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