If you are a fan of listening to music or other audio whilst travelling or in public places, the likelihood is that you own a pair of headphones or ear buds in order to keep your media private and not bother those around you. Listening to music is a great way to pass the time on a boring train or plane journey, or to accompany other activities such as jogging or working.
Listening to music may help you concentrate, as it helps to block out other ambient sounds around you that you may find distracting. The best forms of listening equipment, in this case, are noise cancelling earphones and headphones which not only block out other sound to keep you isolated and able to listen to your music in peace, but also prevent you from disturbing other people.
Noise cancelling headphones, whether passive (isolating your ear to keep other sound out) or active(emitting sound waves to negate intrusive noise before it reaches your ear) are a great way to stop ambient sound from disturbing your solitude. The passive type are more effective at blocking out high frequency sounds like conversation, whilst the active kind best reduce lower frequency, droning noise such as traffic. The best headphones are obviously a combination of the two. Read the rest of this entry »