How to Block Bass Noise—and Save Your Sanity

How to block bass noise

To our neighbor the music might sound perfectly balanced, but for us “it’s all about the bass.” Or, suppose the bass is coming from a party across the street or a dance club. You live pretty far away, but still, the rhythm of the drums coming through your windows and door is inviting you to …

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7 Different Types of Earplugs and What They Are Used For

Different types of earplugs

The purpose of this post is to provide an overview of different types of earplugs, prime use cases, and some peculiarities you need to know when using them. Common uses of earplugs include: Hearing protection at work and at the range Hearing protection at concerts and other entertainment venues while maintaining sound fidelity Noise reduction …

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Lectrofan Micro 2 Review: Tiny, but Big Sound?

Lectrofan Micro 2: Travel White Noise Machine Review

The Lectrofan Micro 2 easily fits in the palm of your hand and weighs a mere 3.4 ounces (97 g). Wow, this little gadget weighs almost nothing… Yet it is s a fully-featured travel white noise machine: It has 11 different sound options, including 4 white noises, 5 fan sounds, and 2 ocean surf sounds. …

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Lectrofan EVO vs Classic: White Noise Machine Evolution?

Lectrofan EVO vs Classic Review

The Lectrofan, now called the Lectrofan Classic, (left in the photo) has been my go-to white noise machine for quite a while. It sits next to my bed and I use it most nights. The Classic sounds good, gets loud, and has a large selection of different pitched white noises and fan sounds. It can …

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The 6 Best Earplugs for Sleeping – and a Way to Boost Their Performance

best earplugs for sleeping

All earplugs in this review are excellent for blocking noise during sleep. I have tried a large variety of earplugs of different shapes and sizes over the years and come up with this particular selection to give you the best possible chance to find a comfortable plug that suits your ear canal and needs. My …

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3M Worktunes Connect Bluetooth Earmuffs Review

3M Worktunes Connect Bluetooth Review

Combining hearing protection earmuffs and Bluetooth headphones for listening to music and making phone calls is what these 3M Worktunes Connect aim to do. To me the description “hearing protector combined with Bluetooth headset” sounded like a great marriage, so I had to get a pair. In this post, I am giving the 3M Worktunes …

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Alternatives to Earplugs for Sleeping That Work

alternatives to earplugs for sleeping

Foam earplugs are very effective at reducing noise across the whole frequency range. Unfortunately, not everyone can tolerate foreign objects in their ear canal. Other people like me, sometimes need or want to give their ears a break from earplugs without completely giving up on noise reduction when going to bed. Others yet may be …

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

foam vs wax vs silicone earplugs

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 sizes. On average, they are also the most effective for blocking noise: I am a huge …

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Aftershokz Sportz Titanium Bone Conduction Headphones: Review and Favorite Uses

Aftershokz Sportz Titanium bone conduction headphones review

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 keeping an open ear and awareness of my surroundings, and the opposite: using them together with the …

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

Why noise cancelling headphones don't block voices

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 chatter, shouting and screaming is still coming through. It may appear at times as if voices are even amplified. …

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