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Fantastic alternative to 'noise cancelling headphones'
on 19 June 2013
Having tried good, expensive, noise cancelling headphones and being disappointed, I decided to try a different approach. How would cheap 'ear muffs' work when used in addition to my good earbuds? Well, excellently !!! The silicone ear buds cut noise by 16db and these muffs claim to cut noise by 23 db ... I'm not sure if we can just add the values, but let me say that the combination works very well. Active noise cancelling earphones introduce a 'hiss' or background 'white noise' which intrudes when I'm listening to quiet passages ... that doesn't happen with this set up. Also, my earphones are usually good enough at cutting out noise ... so I only need to use these extra muffs in certain situations. That's good, because I find I can get too warm wearing 'over the ear' headphones, preferring 'in the ear' most of the time.
I noticed another customer had already had the same idea ... and we both use the same ear phones !!
Build quality, comfort, weight and price are all excellent.
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