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The Best Tools to Block Noise While Studying or Working in an Office

I work in libraries, offices and coffee shops, and I enjoy all three for their different vibes and inspiration. With different environments though come different mixes of distracting noises, and I can't concentrate well with too much noise. ...

Foam vs Wax vs Silicone Earplugs: How Do They Compare and When to Choose One Over the Other

Wax earplugs, invented in 1907, and virtually unchanged to this day, and moldable silicone earplugs have a huge following, and for good reasons. Still, foam earplugs are the most popular earplugs today. They come in all shapes, colors, and ...

Aftershokz Sportz Titanium Bone Conduction Headphones: Review and Favorite Uses

I recently got myself a pair of bone conduction headphones, the Aftershokz Sportz Titanium and put them through some good testing. In this post,  I am reviewing the Sportz Titanium for various applications, including listening to audio while ...

The 5 Best Noise Reduction Earmuffs Review

I this post, I am going to review and rank the best noise cancelling earmuffs I have been able to find. I have owned and used all earmuffs in this review. I am also going to shed some light on what noise reduction numbers you should insist on ...

How to Create Effective Speech Noise Blockers for Office and Studying on a Shoestring

Are you sitting at your desk and trying to concentrate but can’t? You really want to dive into that article, book, or paper but keep losing track after short while. You are getting increasingly agitated. How the hell can I get these ...

Why Noise Cancelling Headphones Don’t Block Voices and What You Can Do About it

Many people get expensive noise cancelling headphones in the hope that they will somehow completely shield them from environmental noise. But when they switch on their headphones’ noise cancelling without music, they notice that all that ...

Howard Leight Sync Stereo Review: Noise Blocking Earmuffs with Integrated Headphones

In this review I am reporting on my test of the Howard Leight Sync Stereo Earmuffs. Unlike other industrial earmuffs, these have built-in headphone speakers and a 3.5 mm audio jack, allowing the wearer to listen to audio while working in a ...