Noise-cancelling headphones | Cancelling noise

Noice cancelling headphones — after my piece on noise-cancelling ear plugs, a few people wrote in to recommend noise-cancelling (canceling) headphones. (Sorry — Canadian spelling in use!) Noise-cancelling headphones use a microphone and electronics to create a soundwave at polar oppose to the soundwave coming in. Thise cancels out the noise.

To my surprise, Wikipedia has a fairly lengthy article on noise-canceling headphones.

Have you ever used headphones to block out noise?

Tony says:

After almost 7 years of marriage, I have finely tuned my noice cancelling skills. :)

Great suggestion. I see a lot of people in the corporate world use them due to being setup in close quarter cubicles.