I spent a week wearing Bose's $350 noise-canceling headphones nonstop - and they're 100% worth their high price tag

Posted On: Feb 17, 2018   |   Posted By: Business Insider

I spent a week wearing Bose's $350 noise-canceling headphones nonstop - and they're 100% worth their high price tag

Living in a city can be stressful, particularly because of the noise pollution.
I tested out a pair of noise-cancelling headphones to see how they would affect my quality of life.
I loved how they helped me relax and felt they were well worth their $350 cost.
Living in New York City comes with a whole host of unique stressful situations - delayed subways, traffic snarls, and crummy weather that can range from hurricanes to blizzards to extreme heat.
But there's one stressful condition New York offers that I wasn't ready for - noise pollution.
The Environmental Protection Agency defines noise pollution as any "unwanted or disturbing sound," which pretty much sums up a day in the life in any city, particularly a heavily populated one like New York.
In addition to being annoying, excessive noise is legitimately bad for your hearing and overall health. Exposure to sounds that are above 85 decibels can permanently damage your hearing. Exposure to noises as low as 65 decibels - about as loud as the hum of an air...

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