Have you a noisy neighbour, neighbours that leave their dogs barking outside all day and night, assholes that cut their grass at 8 am in the morning or building going on? Well I do at times and sick of it like many of my other neighbours however you may ask have I tried earplugs and the answer is yes but they do not cut it, these however change the game and use ANC in a different form than we traditionally use it in our headphones and earbuds which blocks the outside world, THESE EARBUDS DO NOT PLAY MUSIC so lets get that out of the way and these cost near 200 euro so are they worth the heavy price to pay? In short yes they are if you have money to spend..

ANC is a technology that pushed up earbud and headphone prices when launched and not it has trickled down to earbuds and headphones costing under a hundred euros and having reviewed the most true wireless earbuds in Ireland there is several pairs we have reviewed costing little that use ANC technology and this also applies to headphones, whilst these may look a bit different to your typical earbud they do look nice and you do not need to pair to your smartphone you do not need an app and you simply place in the ear get the right fit and most importantly the right tip to get the best performance, there is a simple switch to allow the noise in and one to turn it off and once turned off you enter bliss, no noise no nothing. You can even just wear them around the house if you like..

These as mentioned have ambient mode so you can use them in a noisy environment like a bus or train journey or if your office is hectic you can switch off the hustle and get your work done with no interruption. One could also argue there is headsets out there that can do the same which is true however these are dedicated to just blocking the noise with no controls to manage except hearing mode or full ANC mode. Active noise control (ANC), active noise cancelling, and active noise reduction (ANR) are methods where an unwanted sound is reduced by adding another sound specifically made to cancel it out. QuiteOn active noise cancelling earplugs use a microphone to sample the sound, and a speaker to create a phase-shifted sound that cancels the original sound.

How they work.

In QuietOn Sleep, the microphone is located outside, as with many other active noise cancelling devices. This is called Feed-forward Active Noise Cancelling. The internal mic system used in QuietOn Original is called Feedback Active Noise Cancelling. In active noise cancelling, the difference is that the outside microphone has a time advantage over the internal mic which enables noise cancelling to work at higher frequencies. With their first and second models, QuietOn is proud to be the smallest active noise cancelling device on the market today. And just now they have version 3 now on Indiegogo.

If you are one that lacks sleep and wants some more peace in life these are something to check out for me they have helped and have improved my sleep.


By Jim O Brien/CEO

CEO and expert in transport and Mobile tech. A fan 20 years, mobile consultant, Nokia Mobile expert, Former Nokia/Microsoft VIP,Multiple forum tech supporter with worldwide top ranking,Working in the background on mobile technology, Weekly radio show, Featured on the RTE consumer show, Cavan TV and on TRT WORLD. Award winning Technology reviewer and blogger. Security and logisitcs Professional.

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