The Amazing Sound of…. SILENCE

My new job has me traveling on a weekly basis. I am usually taking a red-eye out west now and been trying to get some shut-eye will on the 5 hour flight. I don’t know about you but I have a LOT of trouble sleeping on a plane.

Noise Cancelling Headphones on an AirplaneIt’s not just the annoying sound of the engines, it’s also the babies crying and people talking nonstop.

Well I noticed some people wearing headphones and was curious on how effective they were at blocking out the noise. So I asked a guy sitting in the row next to me if I could try out his Bose QuietComfort 15 noise cancelling headphones.

Words cannot describe what it was like when I put them on! It was like being in another world. And this world was quiet! I didn’t hear anything, no engines, no people talking.

Just blissful silence.

Well I didn’t want to give them back to the guy and I almost bought them from him on the spot. As soon as I got back to my hotel Bose QuietComfort 15room that night I started doing research on Noise Cancelling Headphones.There are two types I found out, in ear and over ear. For me the over ear made more sense, they have a bit better noise cancelling and better playback of music.

I have Bose speakers at my house and they sound awesome. Since I had already tried the Bose Headphones for myself and heard them or rather what I didn’t hear pretty much made them a no-brainer for me.

Bose QuietComfort 15I have an Amazon Prime account and just for the heck of it I tried some others as well just for fun and to make sure the Bose were the best.

Well after trying out quite a few, the Bose QuietComfort 15 were without a doubt the best. Not the cheapest but you get what you pay for. The sound of silence for me was worth every penny they cost me.

I now travel in silence and am able to sleep almost the whole flight.That my friend makes them a great investment.


Please see my Reviews of Top Rated Noise Cancelling Headphones

Over Ear Headphones:

Bose QuietComfort 15 Acoustic Noise Cancelling Headphones

Sony MDR10RNC Premium Digital Noise Canceling Headphones

Bose QuietComfort 20i Acoustic Noise Cancelling Headphones

Sony MDR-NC100D Noise Cancelling Earphone


– Robert Walsh



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About Robert Walsh

I travel internationally on a frequent basis for work and the only way I have found to be able to rest on a plane is by using noise cancelling headphones. I have used quite a few over the years and have reviewed the ones I like best here.