Hello Everyone, I was curious if I could get some advice regarding headphones. (I read some of the other notes here, but wanted to post regarding more so to my situation) Long story short, I will shortly be returning to continuing my studies here in Vancouver. This will require me to transit by train, bus and get back into walking around town in a hustling city. Currently I have a normal pair of Bose Q15 that I wear just to take the edge off when I'm traveling (I don't play any music through them. They maybe take off 5-8 db I'm guessing) The train can sometimes be a little loud, as well as just the usual honks and sirens in the city. Would getting something like the Noise Canceling Over ears Bose headphones give me more protection? Especially when I return to full studies in the fall, I'll be transiting about 2 hours a day. Anyways any help would greatly be appreciated. PS: when I first got my increase T and moderate H @Telis I swore off ever listening to music again - which was sad since music was a large part of my life. I thought it was really interesting that you brought up the point how some people swear off listening to music through headphones... But then run around in a loud city like I do. It's given me great food for thought. If I did get the noise canceling headphones; then maybe I might try giving it a go again ( at very low volumes of course). Or maybe try just listening to podcasts during those long transit rides.