Noise-cancelling headphones from Able Planet

These headphones came out last week, but pictures just came out so I thought I’d put them up anyway. The headset was designed in response to the fact that many people simply turn the volume up in order to drown out ambient noise. When you do that for a long time every day, as many people do, it can progressively damage your hearing — or so they say. In any case, active noise cancellation is a nice feature to have in headphones, as it means better sound and less strain on your little ear-muscles.

These Able Planet PS-500MMs look straightforward enough, have a nice solid bendy-mike on the side there, and if the noise cancellation works as they say, the $100 price tag seems justified.