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Phiaton PS 20 NC Earphones

Noise canceling headphones bring sanity to an otherwise cacophonous world, but often at the price of cranial bulk. Phiaton’s PS 20 NC ($129) earphones erase that downside with a “half in-ear” design and proprietary “Noise Blocker” technology that removes 95% of ambient noise. Spec-wise, audio nuts will appreciate a frequency response of 15- 22,000-Hz which...

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Etymotic Music Pro 9-15 Noise-Reduction Ear Plugs

No one wants to be that “Huh? What’s that?” guy, but we’re not helping our ears much these days, what with brain-rocking headphones that just make you turn the dial to 10 and all those blasting (awesome) Black Keys concerts that can’t be missed. Etymotic Music Pro 9-15 ($400) ear plugs can at least make...