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Everyone I know swears by these Bose headphones. Especially if they travel a lot. I travel constantly, and that means having to listen to a lot of people when I don’t want to be bothered. These drown out sound and allow me to focus on work when I’m on an airplane or anywhere in public. My wife also never leaves our New York City home without hers. She tunes out other people on the train or wears them in a cab. They’re the best antisocial device.
I’ve bought a couple of pairs to keep as backups in case the ones I use break. (But Bose headphones really last forever.) The pink pair I bought on Amazon. The color is really beautiful — pink is my favorite — and also makes the headphones nicer to look at. And the noise cancellation is truly amazing. It’s like a little bit of magic.
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