by Sean Devlin, Front Rush
Here at Front Rush, we do a lot of traveling and over time we have found that there is absolutely one thing we cannot live without:
Noise cancelling headsets.
You know, the earphones with the huge “ears”? They not only look cool but are absolutely a level above their ear plug counterparts. Why? Well they cancel out all of the background noise…like the hum of an airplane, or the buzz of traffic going by, or water running behind you. They cancel out this noise so that any audio that you are playing comes in crystal clear. We find that this piece of technology is one of the least utilized by college coaches, but offers tremendous up-side for the coaches who make them a part of their daily work life.
The obvious application is when you are traveling and on the road, or on a plane but we also have found them great for productivity around the office. While working, we like to wear them to clear out distractions and interference as we keep our coaches updated with the latest and best technology that powers our web-based recruiting management system.
But at this point, you might say your current earplugs that came with your iPhone or Android work just fine. Well, once you use noise canceling, you will never go back. They are amazing and the best way to test what I’m telling you is to ask if any of your players have a pair and try theirs. If not, you can test them at your local Best Buy or electronics store.
So how much do they cost? Well the high-end can get a bit expensive, as is the case with most of today’s technology. My favorites are the Bose QuietComfort headphones, which go for about $300 bucks. There are also the Beats by Dre (Dr. Dre) and they can go north of $300. But there are less expensive versions like the Sony Noise-Canceling Headphones which are about $50, and do a pretty good job as well.
Whichever direction you go, we very much recommend using noise canceling headphones when you are on the road. They look great, they feel great, and they make your audio super clear. And if you need to focus in and get work done at the office, they aren’t too bad either!
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