[Homeroast] Noise canceling headphones

Brian Kamnetz bkamnetz at gmail.com
Fri Jul 2 09:21:23 CDT 2010

After reading further,  I'm starting to think that these
noise-canceling headphones may make it more difficult to hear firs and
second crack. People use them to cancel out unwanted environmental


On Fri, Jul 2, 2010 at 10:12 AM, Brian Kamnetz <bkamnetz at gmail.com> wrote:
> Many times on the list I have seen comments from people who, due to
> hearing loss, are unable to hear first or second crack over the noise
> of the roaster.
> Woot.com sells one thing a day, if I understand correctly. They sell
> it until it is gone, or until midnight, whichever comes first. That's
> my understanding, anyway.
> Today's product is noise-canceling headphones:
> Able Planet NC500SC Sound Clarity Noise Canceling Headphones
> http://www.woot.com/default.aspx
> Woot.com is selling them for $65 including shipping. Checking around
> on the web, it looks like the usual selling price is around $150.
> Amazon sells them for ~$200.
> There  are 19 user reviews at Amazon:
> http://www.amazon.com/Planet-Sound-Clarity-Canceling-Headphones/product-reviews/B000OQUMKI/ref=dp_top_cm_cr_acr_txt?ie=UTF8&showViewpoints=1
> I have no personal experience with either Able Planet or their
> products, or with Woot.com.
> I should say that all this information is as I understand it, but I
> have a long history of getting things wrong, so I recommend that all
> who are interested verify for themselves.
> Brian

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