A Thumbsup for Noise Canceling Earbuds

A little less than a month ago, I wrote a post pondering the merits of noise-canceling earbuds and whether or not they were worth the hefty price tag.

The verdict is in: totally worth it!

I recently flew to Amsterdam and tested my new Bose QC20 earbuds. While I still was not able to sleep much on the flight, the noise cancellation was very impressive (as was the battery life).

One of my co-workers mentioned how energy-draining the constant low-pitched hum of the plane engines is and he only realized it after he tried noise canceling headphones. I have to say that I agree with him.

The drone of the engines literally disappeared as soon as I activated the noise cancellation. It felt like all of the background noise just dropped away and I was left just with the crystal clear sound of the movie I was watching. It was remarkable at how much more peaceful it was. Although noise cancellation isn’t intended to mute sounds like crying babies, I found that it muffled those types of sounds enough that I could barely hear them.

If you travel frequently on planes or public transportation, you might want to get yourself a set of noise canceling earbuds or headphones and give it a try.


2 thoughts on “A Thumbsup for Noise Canceling Earbuds

  1. Good to hear that the earbuds are as effective as the over the ear ones – I need to replace my current set as I can’t wear them for more than an hour or two before it pinches my head (since I’m wearing glasses with them). Will need to try these next!

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    1. To be fair, I didn’t try the headphones since I knew I wouldn’t want to haul them around on trips so I can’t say how they compare to earbuds. All I can say is the ‘buds worked really well. 🙂


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