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Hello, I can definately help you with this. I just finished our Sound for Film class, so you can trust me. And sound cancelling headphones are pretty much the worst type of headphones you can use for monitoring. They work by monitoring all sound that comes into either ear of the headphone, and then cancel the sounds by playing the soundwave opposite of how it is hearing them. When you are monitoring during production, everything will sound fantastic, but then when you play your audio back on speakers that do not cancel the sound, you will hear every single detail that was cancelled out. The good part is that you really realize how good the cancelling works, just not for sound monitoring. You will want some dymanic headphones. You can find these at any music store. Here is a link to the headphones we use at our school.