Are noise cancelling headphones worth it?
What's your experience with them?
I've read that they do well with low frequency noises, like an engine running, but how well would they work to cancel the noise of people talking on a public setting like a restaurant or coffee shop?
Passive noise isolation is better.
Get some closed headphones or eardildos
>Are noise cancelling headphones worth it?
Not really unless you're at work or something.
>What's your experience with them?
I've owned 3 types of them.
>well do they work
Pretty good if there is music playing. But you look retarded with them on in public.
Just get some IEM's
This. As good as it is technology gets it's not perfect. The math is always a little off and you get a "hhhsssssssss" with glitches in it that comes out of the speakers
Everyone else said it, IEM's
I used those bose on-ear noise cancelling headphones and in "office enviroment" good closed headphones were isolating better. Maybe this noise cancelling thing is good for street usage or something like that, but as i said - in office, closed Brainwavz HM5 were isolating better.
What ANC does is create an inverse of the sound wave of something like an engine and filter that into the cups, effectively normalising the sound wave which blocks it.
Human voices alternate in pitch to much to effectively create an inverse wave, so it will muffle but not block those kinds of sounds.
Mdr 1r, they are noise canceling, while traveling, on a plane, train they are a must have. They also look very good, the actual sound reproduction is average but you cant have everythig
Maybe its because I am still young enough to pick up csrtain frequencies but noise canceling doesnt work on me. I just hear another noise when its turned on that sounds like a low hum while outside noise is merely muffled.
Noise isolation headphones work for me. Or those construction ear muffs with a built in headphone and radio. (Though from experience the sound quality in ear muff headphones is too low and too soft.)