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General Science => Question of the Week => Topic started by: chris on 14/06/2017 11:58:30

Title: QotW - 17.06.04 - Can I make noise-cancelling headphones for my flat?
Post by: chris on 14/06/2017 11:58:30

My apartment is very close to a busy road. Can the equivalent of noise-cancelling headphones be made for my flat to keep the noise down?

What do you think?
Title: Re: QotW - 17.06.04 - Can I make noise-cancelling headphones for my flat?
Post by: alancalverd on 14/06/2017 22:57:03
Not a problem in principle but you can buy such good active noise reduction (ANR) headphones that it is hardly worth making your own. Sennheiser and Bose are favoured by aviators but in-ear ANR buds may be more socially acceptable than aircrew cans - though fashion changes!. 
Title: Re: QotW - 17.06.04 - Can I make noise-cancelling headphones for my flat?
Post by: cinka on 07/08/2017 02:20:16
That might help but keeping your window close, that might help too.
Title: Re: QotW - 17.06.04 - Can I make noise-cancelling headphones for my flat?
Post by: glot on 17/08/2017 10:12:05
Last century, white noise generators were sold to cover up random noises.