Noise-canceling earphones and headphones

On a daily basis, I use noise-canceling earphones and headphones with my laptop and iPhone.
The earphones are Sony’s WF-1000XM4 and the headphones are AirPods Max.
I use the AirPods Max for spirited music work and the WF-1000XM4 when I’m out walking.

One of the best things about using noise cancellation is that when I use earphones in noisy places, I tend to turn up the volume to make it harder to hear. However, with noise cancellation, the noise is reduced to a very low level, so there is no need to turn up the volume even in noisy places. In my job as a music producer, my ears are very important, so I don’t want to turn up the volume to the point of damaging my ears.

Incidentally, there are also earplugs for listening to music.

These not only protect your ears from excessive volume, but also improve the sound quality. However, they are a little less powerful, but they allow you to listen carefully to the performance and are recommended for those who want to hear every little nuance.