What can I do to cancel the noise?

by WiFO215
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Aug26-08, 11:31 PM
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Is there any way I can build/make something that I can wear that prevents me from hearing whats going on around me? When I study, there are so many noises because of vehicles moving downstairs, TV on loud etc. What can I do to cancel the noise?
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There are devices which cancel the sound wave dynamically. They produce a wave in phase opposition constantly.

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What can I do to cancel the noise?


eliminate the source!
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Ear plugs don't work as well because sound can travel quite well through the bone behind your ear.

Either buy something like the set of earphones in the link above or find a new location.
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External sound cancelling, over-the-ear headphones are good, but make sure they're good, they get sweaty after long periods.
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The over-ear ones I have that don't have active canceling are pretty good for higher pitched sounds, but low hums such as the bus engine or something goes through easily. It depends on what the source of your noise is.
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Why don't you just put some music on to drown out the noise?
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Why don't you just put some music on to drown out the noise?
White (or other color) noise is better. Something like waterfall, that doesn't let you concentrate on the sound (no distinct pattern), but hides everything else.
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HAHAHAHAHA! I really want to do that.

But at everyone else. I checked out the Bose headphones. In my city they are 17,000Rs ($4250)!! Thats stupid. I don't want music in the background. I just want quiet. No noise. No nothing!
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Bose headphones are REALLY overrated. There are much cheaper headphones out there that are even better. Go read some reviews. I would strongly suggest against getting Bose, especially if they are that expensive.

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