The human ear consists of thousands of tiny hair cells which carry external sound vibrations to the brain to produce what we ultimately hear.
Given that these odd looking sound suckers work overtime for the majority of your life – they’re even working when you sleep but your brain just blocks out the signal – it’s only fair that you treat your ears with pure unadulterated audio bliss whenever possible.
In the meantime there are people who have mastered the art of sound since 1946.
Today we’re taking a look at how names like JBL and AKG have become some of the leaders in the personal audio game alongside the intricate technology used to create it.
The Most Stylish Way To Drown Out The World
Whether you’re 39,000 feet above the ground or enduring the punishment of the annual Christmas carols belted out by your over enthusiastic boss, there’s always a home for a pair of good looking JBL or AKG noise cancelling headphones.
Lend us your ears and let us elaborate
On The Plane
Ah, the natural habitat of the noise cancelling headphone.
Not only will they provide you with a many hours of audio bliss for the entire duration of your flight, they will also drown out the droning noise of an aircraft engine and anyone else ballsy enough to engage in a bout of small talk with you.
Let’s face it. You only like babies of the Gummy variety and we’ve all had that crying baby conundrum in a confined space.
Drown out those little suckers with a decent pair of headphones with noise cancelling technology.
You maybe too old to throw a sick house party but you’re never too old for a silent disco which will keep the neighbours happy as they ponder what in God’s name you’re violently gyrating to in the backyard. Party Of One: 1, Noise Complaints: 0.
Working From Home
There comes a time for fun and a time for a quiet session to get work done at home.
Whether it’s studying the psychological effects of energy drinks on beavers or just finishing up that report due yesterday, noise cancelling headphones are your saving grace from rowdy housemates and unwanted background noise.
Public transport is a hive for personal conversations you want no part in.
So leave behind the sceptical origins of Kenny’s love child and be entranced by the sweet, sweet sax of Kenny G instead with the latest noise cancelling headphones.
Enthusiastic Christmas Carollers
Everybody loves Christmas. Not us. Drown out enthusiastic Christmas carolers to the sound of AC/DC’s ‘Highway to Hell’ as you slam the door in their face and revel in your own noise cancelling wonderland this festive season.
Proven Technology To Do It
A quick lesson in noise cancelling technology is good for the brain. Especially if you’re going to drop decent coin on finding the right pair of headphones to suit your specific needs.
Noise cancelling headphones are designed to minimise ambient sound from the external world. They achieve this with active noise control which employs a built in microphone to measure unwanted ambient noise – the drone of an plane engine, background chatter, the mother-in-law complaining – you get the idea.
The electronics in the device then generate a waveform that is an exact negative of the ambient sound before feeding it back into the original audio signal (i.e. music) to provide a seamless audio experience which enhances the sound source you want without the stuff you don’t.
In advanced noise cancelling headphones such as those from AKG and JBL, this process of neutralising ambient sound is done in real time.
The Goods From The Artisans Of Sound
JBL and AKG have been tinkering away at the art of noise since the 1940s so it’s no surprise that both companies possess a wealth of experience to cater to the most demanding audiophiles who emphasise sound design as much as they do sound quality.
These are the ones you need to know about to keep those ears happy.
For those who are after proven sound quality without breaking the bank.
JBL’s E65BTNC wireless headphones is the perfect companion for lonely ears in need of some loving. The world-renowned JBL Signature Sound is clearly present in the E65BTNC model which also boasts adaptive noise cancelling to ensure you only hear what you want to.
Other standout features include 24 hours of battery life in just Bluetooth mode or 15 hours in Bluetooth plus noise cancelling mode. Most importantly the headphones can be completely recharged in just two hours meaning there’s more time left for sweet tunes and questionable dance moves.
Taking them off is not an option either with a soft and comfortable fabric headband that can be angled to accommodate the form fitting ear cushions for longer stints. Even switching between devices is a breeze which ensures users will never miss that one important call whilst being immersed in music.
JBL Everest 750NC
When your hunger for music grows as much as your love for aesthetics, it’s time to consider a model that can exceed expectations.
The new JBL Everest Elite 750 NC is your answer and a serious step up in the world of audio performance.
Intuitive design and engineering means you can enjoy up to 20 hours of uninterrupted music per charge. The JBL standard for sound quality and functionality in everyday life is retained with Adaptive Noise Cancelling mode providing up to 15 hours of play time.
The JBL Everest Elite 750 NC also boasts a 3-hour quick recharge, an echo cancelling microphone catered for hands-free calls and JBL’s Pro Audio Sound standard. For the seasoned jet setter there’s a compact hard carrying case and flat-fold design which makes this the perfect travel companion.
Those who appreciate design will also approve of the construction which incorporates premium materials and a host of metallic colours to suit any audiophile’s taste.
AKG N60NC BT
The quest for superb audio performance and premium design ends here.
AKG have poured over half a century of knowledge, research and expertise to create one of the finest noise cancelling headphones on the market today. The compact AKG N60NC BT wireless headphones moulds itself to the world’s most diverse and demanding lifestyles without compromise on sound quality.
It achieves this with the AKG Signature sound that’s deep in bass and rich in the mid-range. Paired with this is the best-in-class noise cancellation feature that’s been fine-tuned for transit whether that be in the skies, on land or at sea.
A single charge is enough for 15 hours of uninterrupted quality music with Bluetooth allowing listeners to roam around as they see fit. The Active Noise Cancellation? That simply makes the listener the centre of their world. Volume and playback controls are on the ear cups as is a device switch button, meaning you’ll never need to take off the headphones as you attend to life’s more pressing issues.
When it is time to disengage with the AKG N60NC, simply fold away the leather wrapped cups and pack it into the accompanying soft carry case which comes with an airline adapter and a tangle-free fabric cable to accompany you on your greatest journeys. Now it’s possible to live without distraction and listen with absolute conviction.