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[TheVerge] Sony's new headphones cancel noise, but not people's voices

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One of the biggest problems with wearing headphones — ...aside from this... — is losing awareness of the sounds around you. Once loud music is playing, you can’t hear if a friend is trying to talk to you, or if there’s an announcement on the subway, or if something falls and breaks in the room next to you. It’s all cut out, especially if you’re using noise cancellation.

Sony is trying to solve that problem with its latest pair of headphones, the elegantly named MDR-1000X. The headphones have several noise-cancellation modes, which give you the option to block out as much sound as possible, or to filter in voices or ambient noise. The intention is to let you listen to music in a quiet environment, but make sure you can still hear enough to be aware of your surroundings.

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! My gesticulating family and friends will be pleased. :2coolsmil

     
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Is there a mode that can allow voice except the wife's voice.
If so im in for a pair.
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Is there a mode that can allow voice except the wife's voice.
If so im in for a pair.
Haha...

One can only wish biggrin.gif

Edit: But I think we are getting there.
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Is there a mode that can allow voice except the wife's voice.
If so im in for a pair.

Why don't you use the mighty Duct Tape? I haven had that problem with it on any of my wives.
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Is there a mode that can allow voice except the wife's voice.
If so im in for a pair.

Even if you have direct access to its programming, filtering out the voice of a specific person is a very, very difficult task.
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Is there a mode that can allow voice except the wife's voice.
If so im in for a pair.

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Big screen + Interesting sporting event= Wife filtered. No Sony products necessary, just takes practice.
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Who gets married? So 1900s mentality...

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Wife: "Take those headphones off. Dinner's ready"

Wife: "DINNER'S READY."

Me - "I heard you the first time leave me alone".
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