Cabin fever

PUBLISHED : Friday, 27 July, 2012, 12:00am
UPDATED : Friday, 27 July, 2012, 12:00am


Jawbone Icon HD & The Nerd headset

Wireless Bluetooth connectivity makes the Jawbone Icon HD & The Nerd headset (HK$1,118) a faux pas at 40,000 feet, but the height of convenience for anyone wanting quiet time on the ground with a laptop or iPad. Apple Store, IFC mall, Central, tel: 3972 1500

Bose QuietComfort 3

An in-cable remote for an iPhone and a mic for hands-free iPhone calling are handy extras on the Bose QuietComfort 3 (HK$3,000), which uses a battery that can stretch to 25 hours. Bose, IFC mall, Central, tel: 3100 0080

Denon AH-NC800

Its reassuring build quality is almost as impressive as the mile-high hush created by the Denon AH-NC800 (HK$3,075), which folds together. KEF Store, 2/F Cubus, 1 Hoi Ping Road, Causeway Bay, tel: 2877 1778

Phiaton PS300NC

Ideally sized for easy portability, the Phiaton Primal Series PS300NC (HK$2,890) combines a headband design with soft ear pads and two rechargeable battery packs that are perfect for long flights. HMV Style House, The Park Lane, Causeway Bay, tel: 2504 3669

Sennheiser PXC450

As well as battery-fuelled noise cancelling, the foldable Sennheiser PXC450 NoiseGuard (HK$3,180) travel headphones feature a TalkThrough feature that allows the wearer to click a button to momentarily hear the flight attendant, before returning to silence. Kingsound Headphone Shop ( Golden Era Plaza, 39 Sai Yee Street, Mong Kok, tel: 3586 0201

Audio Technica ATH-ANC23

Effective noise-cancelling in-ear phones are rare, but Audio Technica's ATH-ANC23 QuietPoint (HK$610) negate about 90 per cent of ambient sounds. They use a single AAA battery and comfortable foam pads. True Sound, 102 Des Voeux Road, Central, tel: 2845 0813

Etymotic Research hf3

Available in black, ruby and cobalt, the soft touch Etymotic Research hf3 (HK$1,399) earphones are a good value all-rounder, isolating just enough noise while airborne and offering complete integration with an iPhone - and that includes hands-free call answering. Music Station, Shop 315, Sim City, 47-51 Shantung Street, Mong Kok, tel: 2366 6655




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