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  • I'm the opposite, I switched from the main office into the 'back' office which is a lot quieter (but with a window view [bock.com]). I share the room with 2 others but it's still really quiet. It feels a bit too quiet sometimes. I tend to make up for it by listening to my cds.

    Just a thought, wouldn't it make more sense to wear headphones that provided music :)

    • Yes, but I've done that until I'm tired of it. Also, I'm a little worried that constant music right in my ears could damage my hearing over the long term. So I do headphones from time to time, but I was looking for an additional alternative.

      I recently ripped [perl.org] my entire CD collection to MP3's so I could put them on shuffle here. Like I said, though, it gets tiring sometimes. I want to listen to music because I felt like having some music, not because I'm trying to flee the noise.

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      J. David works really hard, has a passion for writing good software, and knows many of the world's best Perl programmers
  • Sounds like what you want is a pair of noise-cancellation headphones. They tend to run about $100, and you can use them to get something approximating near absolute quiet, or use them as a pair of headphones to hear only music (and none of the background noise).

    I think Bose makes a pair. Should be able to find them in any decent stereo store (or high-end yuppie shop; they also work well on airplanes).

    Be careful that you don't make your work area too quiet. I was born with tinnitus, so I hear a consta