A respite from noise might seem thin on paper, but spend a few hours on an inescapable airplane with crying babies, heaving green-faced passengers or even a chatty cathy neighbor and get back to us on what you’re willing to pay for a little peace and music. What’s more, NC options have some of the best sound profiles available, making them true gems for audiophiles and the easily distracted alike. Considering the vastly small market for noise-canceling headsets available at the moment, the problem isn’t necessarily narrowing down the field — it’s choosing the best one for your audio needs. From pioneering audio staples to buzzing newcomers, these are the noise cancelers worth turning your ears to.
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Mulch and Music
YJust because you’re outside doesn’t mean you don’t deserve good sound. Bring the bass (and midrange, and treble) pool or patio-side with a Polk Audio Atrium Garden Speaker System ($599). We had an opportunity to trial the system this past month with a volunteer who offered up his patio (a rarity) and party (not a…