Blocking noise

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  1. Fabienne

    Fabienne Senior member

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    Any ideas beyond 30 decibel ear plugs and listening to music with earphones (both not good enough) to block noise from, in particular, two co-workers' phone conversations?

    I need to concentrate on my work and I find myself to be often distracted.
     


  2. Huntsman

    Huntsman Senior member

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    Sennheiser makes noise-canceling headphones, which you can also play music through, if so inclined. Several other firms make them, notably Bose, but Sennheiser is probably the most respected.

    Glad you're still here, Fab.

    Regards,
    Huntsman
     


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  4. Arethusa

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    For those who've tried both, would you recommend the Shure E2Cs over the Etymotic ER6s? I can't afford to drop a lot on a pair, but I want a good pair of noise cancelling headphones.
     


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    Sennheiser makes noise-canceling headphones, which you can also play music through, if so inclined. Several other firms make them, notably Bose, but Sennheiser is probably the most respected.

    Glad you're still here, Fab.

    Regards,
    Huntsman

    seconding the sennheiser option

    even if you ignore the noise-cancelling aspect, you have not heard music unless you've heard it through sennheisers or grados
     


  7. Fabienne

    Fabienne Senior member

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    Sennheiser makes noise-canceling headphones, which you can also play music through, if so inclined. Several other firms make them, notably Bose, but Sennheiser is probably the most respected.

    Glad you're still here, Fab.

    Regards,
    Huntsman


    Oh, I was here all along, but registering at AAAC felt like having one more credit card in one's wallet, and I prefer to keep that down to a couple.

    So, if I understand correctly, I can simply have the headphones on, and without playing any music, they will block sound?
     


  8. Fabienne

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  9. Full Canvas

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    Even though I can shut my office door to the rest of the world, sonic distractions creep in. To really concentrate and avoid background noise being heard by my clients when my office door is open . . . I use the Boom Quiet. I recently purchased their second generation and gave my old gen-1 to a friend.

    There is nothing quite like it. It employs noise canceling technologies that make my Bose noise canceling device seem positively barbaric (like cotton wads in my ears) by comparison. Imagine no longer hearing your co-workers and your clients not hearing any background noise. The cost is relatively modest in comparison to one's ability to finally focus on the task at hand.

    the Boom Quiet: http://www.theboom.com/theboomquiet_photos.html

    Boom Home Page: http://www.theboom.com/index.html

    The online demo with and without noise cancellation tells the story.
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