The AirPods Pro 2 ANC, Strong when It Wants To: How to Improve It?

AirPods Pro 2 ANC Experience Report and Improvement Tips

This post reports on my experience with the active noise cancelling function (ANC) of the AirPods Pro 2 in daily life. We are also looking at measurements and tips/hacks on how you can improve the noise reduction performance. This article is from the perspective of a noise sensitive person. So far I have been using …

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Bose QuietComfort Earbuds II Review and Detailed ANC Test

Bose QuietComfort Earbuds II Review and ANC Test

I have now used the QuietComfort II Earbuds for six weeks. I am always on the lookout for tools that can effectively reduce noise in a busy, hot city while staying comfortable and in touch with my surroundings. In the following review, I report on my noise reduction tests, fit and comfort, sound quality, call …

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My Favorite Earplugs for Noise Sensitivity and Sensory Overload

best earplugs for noise sensitivity and sensory overload

I have been asked many times to comment on specific earplugs for noise sensitive people and sensory overload. As a regular user of earplugs at night, I used to give my ears a break during the day, resorting more to earmuffs, headphones, and earbuds to subdue the daily noise onslaught. A year or so ago, …

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Loop Quiet vs Experience: Soft Silicone or Acoustic Filter?

Loop-Quiet-vs-Loop-Experience

Are you looking for earplugs that don’t have to be inserted into the ear canal but rather sit at the canal entrance? Loop Quiet and Experience are among a select few reusable earplugs that are designed as a canal cap. Over a couple of weeks, I have tried both in a variety of scenarios where …

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Vibes Earplugs Review: Comfy and Effective for the Right Ears

Vibes Earplugs Review: Comfy and Effective If They Fit Your Ear

I have now used Vibes on and off for a couple of weeks, mostly while sitting in coffee shops (noisy as well as quiet ones) and walking along busier city roads. I have also listened to music with them and tried them while watching videos and movies at both a moderate and a very loud …

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