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Noise cancellation brings peace to the holiday hustle

The holidays are meant to be a time of rest and relaxation with family, but in reality, they tend to bring a certain amount of havoc. As everyone scrambles to complete their to-do lists, the home becomes the centre of the action – there are presents to buy, decorations to hang, rooms to clean, guests to host, kids to wrangle, and cider to mull.

Amid the holiday hubbub, give yourself some moments of tranquillity with noise cancellation. The technology can help you navigate everything that goes into family gatherings and bring out your best during the most wonderful time of the year.

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What do noise cancelling headphones do?

Active noise cancellation works by monitoring the noises around you and emitting a signal on the opposite frequency that “cancels” out the signal. The benefits of noise cancelling headphones come from the bubble of silence this frequency creates, which lets your media come through clearer than ever in noisy conditions – even if normally you’d barely be able to hear yourself think. During the holidays, that may be just the escape you need to make it through with your holiday spirit intact.

Relax while travelling

Travel is imprinted in the DNA of noise cancellation. The technology was originally conceived for pilots, and the first true pair of noise cancelling headphones came about when Bose founder Amar Bose suffered a poor audio experience on a flight – and resolved to find an answer.

Considering how intense travel can be around the holidays, a pair of Bose QuietComfort® Earbuds II can become your best travel buddy. Buzzing intercoms? Screeching trains? Screaming babies? All gone. The only thing left is you and your soundscape. Plus, they’re compact, light in your hand luggage and packed with 24 hours of power.

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A woman using the touch controls of the Bose QuietComfort Earbuds outside and a woman putting the QuietComfort Earbuds charging case in her pocket

Sweeten shopping

Whether shopping downtown or at a suburban mall, you can be sure of one thing – traffic, be it pedestrian or on the road. Shops will deck their halls with displays to lure in large, boisterous crowds and play enough holiday music to last you the rest of the year, if not more.

When you come against a wall of sound, pop in noise cancelling earphones to choose your own soundtrack for the day. They’ll keep the chaos at bay so you can stay focused on the task at hand. Removing external noise stimulation can also help you tap into a greater sense of calm and perhaps even make the long line at checkout a pleasure. Despite the noise of the world outside, you can savour a quiet moment with your favourite music or audiobook.

Create an escape

A holiday home often becomes a full house as kids return from university, friends and family fly in from distant locations, and neighbours and colleagues stop by with yet another pudding. With so much activity, it’s easy to feel overstimulated.

Slip on a pair of Bose Noise Cancelling Headphones 700 and you can instantly find your serenity. Let time slow down as every bit of audio in the outside world fades away, including the clanks in the radiator and the grinding of the dishwasher. In this space, your tranquillity of mind, body and spirit is more readily within your grasp.

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A woman wearing Bose QuietComfort Earbuds II and a man wearing QuietComfort 45 headphones while working

Connect with loved ones

For those who can’t or won’t make the trip, connecting with friends and family may hinge on going online to connect digitally over video calls.

The holidays can often mean gatherings with lots of people and a lot of noise. The microphone systems in Bose noise cancelling headphones and earbuds are designed just for these environments and situations.

Six mics cancel out any ambient noise, allowing you to hear the caller better, while four mics suppress audio disruptions around you to ensure that the caller can hear you clearly – even in the middle of a crowded, noisy room. Furthermore, the latest Bluetooth technology and the external touch controls make it easy to switch between tunes and calls without ever having to fish for your device.

Find your peace and joy

Noise cancelling headphones and earbuds make a great holiday gift. However, they may find even more value for yourself so that they can cushion – if not eliminate – the stressors that bring out your inner grinch. The benefits of noise cancelling headphones can also give you the space you need to find some peace and to love the holidays.

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