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Old 11-24-2020, 11:51 AM
Status: "Looking forward to President Harris" (set 18 days ago)
 
Location: Berkeley, Denver, CO USA
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Yes, they work.
My wife bought Bose headphones for travel and loved the result.
For one trip.
Then, she tried her Air Pods Pro and said: "Goodbye Bose, you are too big to cart around Europe for 3 weeks just to use at the beginning and the end".
Are the Bose better than that Air Pods? Yes, but not by enough for her.

Me, I just drink more. There is a reason to travel in First Class.
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Old 11-24-2020, 05:56 PM
 
Location: Southwest
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Right now my headphones are Sony MDR-7506. They're cruddy but the electronics are fine. I'll probably look into sending them in for refurbishing.
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Glad we could help?!?

I'm not so sure Sony offers a "refurbishing service".

Very glad! I think I hit the rep button for everyone who answered.

I think Sony or their American branch does offer a refurbishing service.
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Old 11-24-2020, 06:00 PM
 
Location: Southwest
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Yes, they work.
My wife bought Bose headphones for travel and loved the result.
For one trip.
Then, she tried her Air Pods Pro and said: "Goodbye Bose, you are too big to cart around Europe for 3 weeks just to use at the beginning and the end".
Are the Bose better than that Air Pods? Yes, but not by enough for her.

Me, I just drink more. There is a reason to travel in First Class.
I tried those little ear phones that go in the ear. I was surprised by how good they sounded.

I never flew first class. I wonder how much better it is than coach.
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Old 11-24-2020, 09:42 PM
Status: "Looking forward to President Harris" (set 18 days ago)
 
Location: Berkeley, Denver, CO USA
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...first class. I wonder how much better it is than coach.
Way better.
Try 11 hours LHR to LAX.
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Old 11-24-2020, 11:26 PM
 
Location: Southwest
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Way better.
Try 11 hours LHR to LAX.
Can a person lie down? Is there free liquor? Do they give a meal?

I don't know whether regular coach gives a meal on a flight like above. I never flew that far.

I tried to hit your rep button but the system wouldn't let me again.
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Old 11-25-2020, 04:20 PM
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Location: Berkeley, Denver, CO USA
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Can a person lie down? Is there free liquor? Do they give a meal?
Yes. Bed.
Very good champagne and wine. Plus booze.
Multiple meals and hot snacks on demand.
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Old 11-25-2020, 09:45 PM
 
Location: Honolulu
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I bought a Bose a while ago, I think it was a QC 35. I was excited to try it but to me, while it did cancel the outside noise, it gave me a weird feeling, kind of like a mild headache. Sound was good but I decided to return it. I didn't even get a chance to try it on an airplane like I wanted to. Now I just use my $20 wired plugs that go in my ear. I was just disappointed that I was in the seemingly small minority that didn't like it.
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Old 11-25-2020, 11:02 PM
 
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Yes. Bed.
Very good champagne and wine. Plus booze.
Multiple meals and hot snacks on demand.
The bed and space is good. The food is better (mostly because coach food is so bad) and the alcohol is only marginally better. We switch between first and private and have been flying private most recently due to covid. The upgrade from coach to first is marginal at best. The upgrade from first to private is a better value in terms of comfort, food, and alcohol.

The only thing first has going for it over private is that I can use miles and I have so many to use up.

That being said, first class is just as loud as coach and I find noise canceling headphones great there. Private, while quieter, still has a hum.
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Old 11-29-2020, 10:44 PM
 
Location: Tennessee
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They absolutely work with good quality noise canceling.

Years ago, the Sennheiser HD 212 Pro was one of the few closed-ear headphones that actually seemed to be noise canceling. I've had multiple Sennheisers since then that were effectively noise canceling to the point minimal outside noise could be heard at reasonable ambient volume, even if no music was being played. With music being played, the "inbound leakage" was effectively nil.

I would trust a nearly twenty year old 212 pro to have better noise canceling than a pair of earbuds.
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Old 11-30-2020, 08:46 AM
 
Location: Cleveland, Ohio
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I think Sony or their American branch does offer a refurbishing service.
I think you are confusing a REPAIR service with a REFURBISHING service.
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