Since using the Bose QuietComfort 35 II Wireless Bluetooth Headphones I don’t care what’s going on around me. A big boost regarding productivity and focus. It doesn’t matter if I’m in an open office, at a public place or in a plane
I can hear almost nothing around me
and even if someone is screaming around me or there is construction work going on or a baby would cry and scream during a flight in combination with playing library sounds in a loop
I can hear nothing around me
One of the disadvantages of these full-size headphones are that they are big and just not compact compared to AirPods for example. Another disadvantage is that after using them almost every day for more hours after round about half a year the ear pads are falling apart. I will probably try out how the noise-canceling quality of the new AirPods Pro is like. If I feel no difference then I wouldn’t have the mentioned disadvantages of the Bose headphones.