Is this good enough to block noise from power tools (sander, router, table saw etc) to listen to music and audibles?

asked on June 11, 2016

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Noise canceling technology can help block repetitive noise that has a repeating pattern, but it cannot actively cancel out random noises. So, they can help with things like engine noise or washing machine noise because there is a repeating pattern to the noise. But most power tools lack that repetitive noise pattern, and there is too much random noise for the canceling technology to lock on to. You will do better with 3M brand extreme hearing protectors. But it would certainly help with lawn mower or tractor or air compressor noise or things like that.
Timothy Parker
· September 19, 2017
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I use it while riding my twin cylinder riding mower and using my string trimmer with no problem. I love it.
Ronald P. Montenieri
· June 11, 2016
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Active noise cancelling technology has nothing to do with repetitive patters in the ambient noise. The headphones have microphones on the outside which amplify / invert ambient noise and add it to the desired audio, effectively attenuating the undesired noise. In addition they have a passive component - just having he … see more Active noise cancelling technology has nothing to do with repetitive patters in the ambient noise. The headphones have microphones on the outside which amplify / invert ambient noise and add it to the desired audio, effectively attenuating the undesired noise. In addition they have a passive component - just having he headphones on cancels some of the noise. Power tools tend to have a high pitched whine which will be attenuated to some degree by the passive action of the headphones. Other reviewers have stated that they work for power tools so I believe they will definitely help. I know that I am happy with this purchase.
They have 2 limitations - 1) The higher the frequency of the noise the less effective they are at cancelling it out. They are designed for (among other things) reducing the noise of engine rumble such as on planes, trains, etc. 2) The noise is not completely cancelled but is rather attenuated to a point where it is much less annoying. These headphones are excellent at cancelling out the noise and are quite comfortable as the can be worn for many hours without fatigue. see less
Active noise cancelling technology has nothing to do with repetitive patters in the ambient noise. The headphones have microphones on the outside which amplify / invert ambient noise and add it to the desired audio, effectively attenuating the undesired noise. In addition they have a passive component - just having he headphones on cancels some of the noise. Power tools tend to have a high pitched whine which will be attenuated to some degree by the passive action of the headphones. Other reviewers have stated that they work for power tools so I believe they will definitely help. I know that I am happy with this purchase.
They have 2 limitations - 1) The higher the frequency of the noise the less effective they are at cancelling it out. They are designed for (among other things) reducing the noise of engine rumble such as on planes, trains, etc. 2) The noise is not completely cancelled but is rather attenuated to a point where it is much less annoying. These headphones are excellent at cancelling out the noise and are quite comfortable as the can be worn for many hours without fatigue.

A guy on LI
· October 28, 2017
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Used them mowing the lawn. They reduced the sound to a low rattling kind of sound, so I give them high marks for noise cancelling.
jinva
· September 22, 2017
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Yes. I use them for exactly that. Works great.
Colin
· June 27, 2017
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I dont think so - I havent tried it - I cant hear my husband shouting at me so I guess it depends on how loud the power tool. Some of them probably but not all
Amazon Customer
· June 11, 2016
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Its like this, i use Bose QC 35 and Cowin E7 headphone blocks about 30% to 40% of Bose QC 35. I was still able to hear outside noise but i would say for this price it is worth having it. I do not regret a bit. Infact i might order another one for fitness purpose.
Racha
· August 25, 2017
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I purchased these and I'm not impressed with the noise cancelling......I wouldn't trust them for power tools.
Bill
· August 21, 2017
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The Active Noise Cancelling of this headset is great! I used it on airplane and it worked well. Is enough as daily use.
Mary J. Wool
· August 14, 2017
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IMO not really. They are good enough to block most ambient noise, but I'd guess power tools would be too loud.
Michael Aring
· June 11, 2016
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