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Genius GHP-04NC
Genius GHP-04NC
The Genius GHP-04NC ($50) won the affordability sweepstakes for sure. I had no idea that noise-canceling headsets came this cheap.

Unfortunately, you get what you pay for: The Genius resembles a child's toy designed to simulate adult noise-canceling headphones. When I slipped the Genius cans over my ears, they fit well and were comfortable enough. But then I pressed the device's noise-canceling button -- and the room actually got louder. My co-workers had the same experience when they tried it. The best that can be said about this set is that it gave us a lot of laughs.

NEXT: Sennheiser's PXC 450

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