Originally Posted by MTVhike
How do wireless ones work on a plane? Is there a separate transmitter? Also, if they don't use replaceable batteries, how do they last for a 20 hour trip? I would assume wireless ones would use more power than wired.
Oh yes they do. The genius of my Bose QC25 are they use a AAA and have a spot in the case for a spare. No worries about running out of juice (especially as many will not charge while playing wireless &/or ANC)! As for a 20 hour trip, I guess a few might manage that, you have to check reviews.
So far, there is no perfect model with great lovely sound and killer noise canceling. I've been looking and looking, as has my old business who was traveling to Asia repeatedly. He started sending me samples of different stuff (the best so far, something labeled "ABs" or "AEs"; the worst non-understandable logo ever).
- My Bose QC25 sure kill a LOT of noise, however sound flat or dull or I don't know how to describe it. Like 160k MP3: nothing obviously wrong, but just not fun.
- TaoTronics SoundSurge 46 sound pretty good and clear except the bass is really really heavy. Not boomy thank goodness but only listenable with "bass reducer" EQ on iPhone. Case nearly double as big as QC25.
- JBL Everest Elite 750 sounded OK passive but with amp/ANC on were awful boomy garbage. Barf, BAD DOG
on yer James B. Whored Your Brand Out Lansing. Case maybe 25% bigger than QC25.
- My experience with Sony WH-1000XM3 was mixed. ANC on, I could not even hear the salesperson talking to me! But they were somewhat tight on my head so I thought "eh, to Asia? NOT!!" and the sound was still not open and lovely like I want.
My partner says he thinks the best mix of sound vs ANC is some Sennheisers he is sending me. I'm crossing my fingers!