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1. Posted by kct501 (Budding Member 2 posts) 3y

Another valuables query i'm afraid- but i've been getting very mixed responses to my question so thought i'd post it.

Got some larvley bose noise cancelling headphones that I can't live without at home- for my commute and general travel, but i'm worried about taking them on my RTW. I'll be visiting India/ SE Asia/ China/ Australia/ NZ/ S. America (Chile, Argentina, Brazil, Peru).

For all the trains/ planes/ buses i'll be taking I can't bear the thought of leaving them behind but i have a feeling that it'll make me a bit of a target for theft, even if i do dress them down with some stickers or something.

I am planning on taking some cheap earbud headphones for when I don't feel its appropriate to wear my fancy ones, but then is there any point in taking the others?

opinions please!

[ Edit: Edited on 16-Feb-2011, at 04:02 by kct501 ]

2. Posted by DocNY (Respected Member 403 posts) 3y

if you insist on taking noise canceling headphones, you might try taking a cheaper pair. Sony makes a very good one for about $30 US which you won;t feel as bad about if you lose.

3. Posted by Jase007 (Travel Guru 8868 posts) 3y

got the bose ones and they are great for long haul flights, but i have sony in ear noise reducing ones also that are a bit more discrete.
if your doing a long trip remember you want to travel as light as you can, so if you can do without taking two sets it's the way to go.

As for the theft, you shouldn't be wearing them in areas where your not aware of your surroundings. 1st rule of not being mugged, be aware of whats going on around you, and that includes being able to hear whats going on around you when walking about.