Logitech SilentSound Noise Canceling Headphones
Author: Shawn Knight
Editor: Frank Stroupe
Date: 04-18-2007
Provided by: Logitech
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As many of you may already know, I recently dropped out of school to pursue my dream of running this site full time. I was in my final year of studies when I realized I had essentially screwed myself from the beginning with my college career and it would take me at least another year to graduate and a lot more money - no thanks. So how does this relate to this review? Well, I will be moving from my on-campus two bedroom apartment to an off-campus, four bedroom apartment in a few weeks. Sure, four bedrooms sounds like an upgrade... but, I will have three other roommates. And to make matters worse, I don't know any of them. I lived in a dorm my freshman year so I already know what it is like to have a roommate. The last thing I want to do is get off on the wrong foot with my new roomies, considering I will be living there for the next year. One of my biggest concerns is bothering my roommates (or them bothering me) with music.

I listen to music 90% of the time I am at my computer. It helps me concentrate (go figure) and I tend to get more work done with some tunes blaring in the background. Well, that won't really be an option at my new apartment because like I said, I don't want to annoy everyone else while my sub thumps away. The solution? Headphones, of course!

Logitech recently sent over a pair of their SilentSound Noise Canceling Headphones which could be a perfect candidate to solve my potential music-listening dilemma. The fact that they are noise canceling headphones only adds to the overall usability. What exactly constitutes noise canceling anyway? Despite what many people may believe, it does not simply mean that the ear muffs are heavily padded. Logitech touches on this in their product overview, shown below.

As the description suggests, there is actually some active science/technology behind how the headphones function. Using Logitech's SilentSound technology, the headphones dynamically adjust to and filter out surrounding noise, leaving you with a quieter environment in which to enjoy your music. Logitech claims their headphones cancel out up to 22 decibels of noise - pretty impressive. This is my first time trying any type of noise canceling headphones so it will be interesting to see if this technology actually works or is just a clever marketing ploy. Continue ahead as I aim to find out...

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