What can I do to cancel the noise?

  1. 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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  3. Ivan Seeking

    Ivan Seeking 12,539
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  4. Re: Be vevy vevy quiet....hehehehehe

    There are devices which cancel the sound wave dynamically. They produce a wave in phase opposition constantly.
     
  5. JasonRox

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    Re: Be vevy vevy quiet....hehehehehe

    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.
     
  6. Re: Be vevy vevy quiet....hehehehehe

    External sound cancelling, over-the-ear headphones are good, but make sure they're good, they get sweaty after long periods.
     
  7. Re: Be vevy vevy quiet....hehehehehe

    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.
     
  8. cristo

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    Re: Be vevy vevy quiet....hehehehehe

    Why don't you just put some music on to drown out the noise?
     
  9. Borek

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    Re: Be vevy vevy quiet....hehehehehe

    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.
     
  10. Re: Be vevy vevy quiet....hehehehehe

    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!
     
  11. Re: Be vevy vevy quiet....hehehehehe

    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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