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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 ...

How to Block Out Snoring Noise, Even Obnoxiously Loud Snoring

What is the secret to blocking out snoring noise? Many people are forever on the hunt for the perfect earplugs to block snoring, but few ever find them. Others have given up and just try to live with snoring roommates or move them to a different ...

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 ...

The Best Headphones and Earbuds for Sleeping on Your Side and on Your Back

If you are a side sleeper like me (most of the time), finding headphones or earbuds to sleep in comfortably isn’t straight-forward. My favorite earbuds, for example, get pushed into my ear when my head hits the pillow. After a short while they ...

How to Block Out Noise When Trying to Sleep?

I have a history with sleeplessness caused by night-time noise. It started a few years after I had moved to Asia to take on a new job. The first four years everything went well, but then I had the idea to upgrade and get myself a nicer apartment. ...

ISOtunes PRO Review: Bluetooth Earplug Earphones with a 27 dB NRR

Many companies advertise their in-ear headphones as noise isolating or noise cancelling. Often though they are not very specific as to how much noise reduction you will actually get. Haven Technologies, the company behind ISOtunes specializes in ...

Are There Any Earplugs or Earmuffs That Block All Sound?

This post is about what amount of noise blocking you can expect from the best earplugs and earmuffs, and what you can do to push the boundaries. Are you trying to sleep while the folks next door are having a party or concentrate while your ...

Sleepphones Effortless Review: Look Mom No Wires

Sleepphones Effortless are Bluetooth sleep headphones with wireless charging. They run almost 11 hours on a single charge and recharging is as easy as placing them on their charging base and having magnets pull them in place. There is no single ...

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 ...

Earplugs vs Earmuffs: Which Type of Protector Is Better?

Earmuffs and earplugs both have a place in my hearing protector arsenal because they offer unique benefits. With good earmuffs you generally get good, reliable noise reduction. You put on the muffs, adjust the headband, and can expect decent ...