Noise Cancelling Headphones vs Earmuffs: Electronics or Big Ear Cups?

noise cancelling headphones vs earmuffs

In this post I am comparing two of my favorite noise reduction tools: active noise cancelling headphones and earmuffs. The results of an everyday noise reduction test are also included. Noise cancelling headphones (ANC headphones) have become all the rage in recent years, and for good reasons: They get rid of bass noise like no …

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7 Great Earmuffs for Large Heads and 5 That Are Too Small (Review)

best earmuffs for large heads

I have been asked a few times to recommend earmuffs that suit people with large heads, so here is my take on this. I have an above-average but not huge head, and over time, I have used my share of earmuffs with different designs and different-sized headbands. For this post, I have also measured their …

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Peltor Sport Ultimate and Peltor Sport Bull’s Eye Review

Peltor Sport Ultimate and Bulls Eye Review

The 3M Peltor Sport Ultimate and Peltor Sport Bull’s Eye are two more recent additions to 3M’s large portfolio of hearing protection earmuffs. Seeing them, my first thought was: “Hey, these earmuffs look cool.” “They could be used in the workshop as a hearing protector, as well as in the coffee shop to get rid …

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How to Pair 3M Worktunes and Troubleshoot Their Bluetooth Connection

How to pair 3M Worktunes

The purpose of this article is to help you out if you encounter issues when pairing 3M Worktunes with your phone or switching between different devices. I have been asked a few times, so I want to share how I do it. We will cover pairing your Worktunes, resetting Worktunes, and unpairing them from your …

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My Top 5 Bluetooth Hearing Protection Earmuffs

Best Bluetooth Noise Reduction Earmuffs

I purchased all Bluetooth earmuffs reviewed here at standard retailers and put them through some good testing. This post reports on my findings and personal favorites. Bluetooth hearing protection earmuffs can spice up your work day and make you more productive: Listen to music or audio books with the built-in headphones while protecting your hearing …

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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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How to Sleep with Headphones and Earbuds

How to Sleep with Headphones and Earbuds

Back sleepers have it easy. They can sleep with almost any type of headphones or earbuds as long as they are comfortable. However, if you are side sleeper, you may have found it almost impossible to sleep with your favorite over-ear headphones and uncomfortable to sleep with most earbuds and in-ear headphones. Perhaps you have …

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

DIY budget speech noise blocking headphones

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 folks around me shut the … up? I have been there many times, …

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