The Cadillacs of Quiet

The stock photo place said these were shooting headphones. Let's hope they're right!

On this episode of Reasonably Sound, Mike Rugnetta considers noise-canceling headphones, whether you use them for cross-country flights or to mute your Simply Red-listening neighbor. ┬áHe tells you how they work (and don’t work), why the notion of neutral technology is a bunch of hooey (sorry, Chomsky), and that silence is a lie.


  • Weird warbles
  • Rare factions
  • Oculus Rift
  • Weirdly racist film stock
  • Harvard’s anechoic chamber
  • John Cage’s 4’33”
  • Wearing noise-canceling headphones while listening to John Cage’s 4’33”


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