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$400 Noise-Cancelling Headphones vs. $25 Earmuffs

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Ariella
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Re: Earmuffs
Ariella   11/15/2014 6:50:42 PM
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@tiralpur you mean as enablers of quiet conversations in noisy places? I picture them being offered in bars for people to be heard just by whom they want to be and without having to shout over the noise of the crowd. 

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Re: Earmuffs
tirlapur   11/15/2014 1:24:07 PM
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"I guess these earmuffs would be in the wishlists of all men. Jokes apart soemtimes this becomes necessary when you are in a place like airprort or bus station or any public area where you do not wish to be disturbed with other unwanted noise."

I'm sure the noise cancelling headphones would prove to be a better deal than earmuffs because of the wide range of sounds they supress and the wide range of applications they fit into.

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Re: Earmuffs
tirlapur   11/15/2014 1:10:16 PM
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@Ariella: Maybe the noise cancelling headphones would look like a viable solution for those who want to have a quiet concentrating time staying aloof of most noise, but who can also hear what the room mate outside the door is shouting about. Maybe if the noise cancelling headphones can be engineered to allow voices spoken towards the person come through and block all the other noise, that would be a hit with $400 price tag.

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Re: Earmuffs
SP   11/13/2014 11:18:55 AM
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@Ariella..quite agree students could be the best market..I remember how much trouble we had to go through while studying...

Ariella
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Re: Earmuffs
Ariella   11/13/2014 9:28:36 AM
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@SP yes, I wonder if they can market them to college students, as well. Dorms can be very noisy places for those who want to concentrate on work or even get sleep. 

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Susan Fourtané   11/13/2014 1:42:06 AM
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The best solution for Max's problem is to have a common-sense agreement with his wife.

A perfect solution, and very reasonable, is to agree on each of them listening to the music the other doesn't like when they are on their own.

When they are together they can lsiten to some music they both like, enjoy the beautiful sound of silence, or have a good conversation instead. 8.5 hours are too many hours to put up with something you don't like. 

-Susan

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Earmuffs
SP   11/13/2014 1:18:40 AM
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I guess these earmuffs would be in the wishlists of all men. Jokes apart soemtimes this becomes necessary when you are in a place like airprort or bus station or any public area where you do not wish to be disturbed with other unwanted noise.



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