If you travel on airplanes then you know how much noise can actually be produced in and around the airplane. There is engine noise, people talking, babies crying, and people watching videos on their computer without headhones. This type of noise can also be found on all modes of public transportation like, buses and trains.
These constant noises can cause fatigue and zap your energy.
The best way to combat these type of noises during your travel time is to use noise cancelling headphones. With noise cancelling headphones, it is easy to “slip on some quiet” and get a reprieve form all that unwanted noise.
Once you use a quality noise cancelling headphone, you’ll wonder why it took you so long to get a pair. The first time I ever tied noise canceling headphones, I was astonished by how well they worked. Now I never leave home without them.
What’s So Special About Noise Cancelling Headphones?
Unlike regular headphones, noise cancelling headphones do double-duty. They reduce noise in two ways:
- Passively- They have comfortable, insulated ear cups that block a lot of outside noise.
- Actively- They electronically cancel out sound waves. They do this by picking up a sound, processing it, and then creating a new sound that effectively cancels the original sound. They work best on loud, monotonous sounds like the rushing air in airplane cabins or engine noise.
What You Can Expect From A Good Quality Pair Of Noise Cancelling Headphones
Noise cancelling headphones best reduce persistent, droning background noises. They work best at reducing sounds like plane engine and air noise, traffic, the background noise at your office, and even your neighbor’s lawnmower.
The good news about these type of headphones is even if you wear them at home, you can still hear if some talks loudly to you. This can be either good or bad, depending on your perspective.
When you first put on noise canceling headphones, you’ll initially notice the passive effect- all noises are reduced by the comfortable, padded, insulated ear cups.
Then switch on the active cancellation to eliminate the droning sounds. You might not immediately think it’s a huge improvement- but wait about ten minutes.
You brain has the capability to disregard many background noises. They still are present and cause fatigue, but you become unaware of them. During the ten minutes, your brain will discontinue blocking these sounds from your consciousness.
If you take them off after the ten minutes, you’ll be amazed by the amount of noise they had been cancelling. These headphones can be used as regular headphones for listening to the plane’s audio system, movies, or any other sound device. With these, everything will sound even better because much of the background noise is cut out. This will create new levels of listening enjoyment for you.
With a good noise canceling headphone, you’ll also be able to listen to recordings or movies at a much lower volume. There’s no competition with the background noise. That’s good for your hearing.
Warning! Once you’ve tried these there’s no turning back. You’ll be hooked on them and will want to use them regularly.