I have to agree with you here, I have these also for when I compose music and monitor mixdowns. Perhaps another set is needed but I wondered how effective the noise cancellation jobbers were.
I have a set of 280 pros for home listening and have to agree with Sidot - they cut out most exterior noises and have an excellent sound quality. the only problem I find with closed back headphones is that they can make your ears really hot if listening for prolonged periods.As has been said, if you just want to block out exterior sounds, get a paor of closed back headphones. I've got a pair of sennheiser HD280's which are superb at blocking out exterior sound, and make it perfect for watching films in peace, aswell as listening to blasting music without annoying anyone else
There is a thread on there comparing head phones to cars......I believe BOSE were compared to a Punto (or something similar)................ah! you've caught me out. i too am a novice but 2 things led me to say that
1) every other piece of bose equipment i've heard or read about has been more expensive than its worth
2) i'm not sure i've seen anyone mention Bose on Head-Fi, and as those guys use pretty much all sorts when it comes to good head phones, makes me doubt the bose's worth
HD25 SP perhaps...(ex concord ones??)....but think you be hard pushed to find "NEW" HD25..(single cable)....for less that ?90 ish............fair play if you got a pair for ?65 tho.........id have brought a box full and sold em on...