What does one need for airlines? Can blue-tooth be used or just wired(assumed so)? And noise cancelling when one has a seat by a jet engine?

My other half (and I?) would like noise cancelling, easy to travel with, GREAT sounding over the ear (prob.) headphones. Just Bose or others?
I like sound of over ear, but unsure of wife's preference...AND what about those awesome magna planars? Assume the latter don't have the noise cancelling (mostly for travel in aircraft.). I love my Grado's, & like the Beats (broken plastic, however). Any suggestions? Trying to keep the expenses low....er...sort of...Thanks so very much!

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2 Answers from the Community

  • Yes you can use these as noise cancelling on the plane as long as it is wired. Once you plug it into the airline socket, turn on the noise cancelling (it doesn't use the Bluetooth once you have the wired cable in) you can block out a lot of the air plane noise. Just recently used on a trip to Jamaica. Absolutely wonderful and such a difference to be able to just hear the films/your music and not the aircraft noise!

  • Depending on airline. Usually I use Bluetooth and get away with it but you are not supposed to. So use it wired if you are a rule obeying guy. These have, unarguably, the best noise cancelling of any headphone. I used mine on a plane and happened to sit just behind the engines. Once I popped these on the sound reduced by over 70% and then once I played sound through them the sound from the engines was just barely noticible.