Saturday, August 22, 2009

Noise Canceling Headphones

I'd been considering getting noise canceling headphones for years. They do a great job of canceling out the sound of the jet engines, letting you listen to your music or movies without having to crank the volume all the way up. You can spend a small fortune to get the high end Bose headphones, but we invested in a some relatively inexpensive JWIN's that worked just fine. Amazon has a pretty good selection, but you can find them all over the place these days. Do a little research and see what works for you. But these are a great investment.


  1. People should understand the difference between noise-canceling and noise-isolating. The noise-canceling headphones actually add white noise artifacts into what you are listening to. Whereas noise-isolating blocks out other sounds so you hear the pure music. I bought a pair of Shure headphones and have been really impressed. - Doug

  2. Good point. The noise-canceling headphones require a battery to generate white noise, and they don't block out all noises. Good for low frequencies like jet engines though. I saw some good reviews for the Shure headphones. I'll have to see how they compare. Thanks for posting, Doug!