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    Whats the best option? I'm going to my 3rd year of uni next sept and been in Halls (uni accom 1st year), private accom/halls this year (on a postgrad floor) studio..but still could hear music/noises from other rooms (mainly because they won't really post grads mainly a mix)...and it drives me mad.

    What would you guys recommend? None of my friends on my course live out...would you say a house might be a better option? BUT even then I wouldn't know the other people/tenants and they could be just as noisy,,,

    Btw the area I'm taking about is London.
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    (Original post by ThinkPossitive)
    Whats the best option? I'm going to my 3rd year of uni next sept and been in Halls (uni accom 1st year), private accom/halls this year (on a postgrad floor) studio..but still could hear music/noises from other rooms (mainly because they won't really post grads mainly a mix)...and it drives me mad.

    What would you guys recommend? None of my friends on my course live out...would you say a house might be a better option? BUT even then I wouldn't know the other people/tenants and they could be just as noisy,,,

    Btw the area I'm taking about is London.
    I think physical coping methods could be better, ear plugs and ear protectors work well for me as you say there's never a guarantee of quiet.
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    (Original post by claireestelle)
    I think physical coping methods could be better, ear plugs and ear protectors work well for me as you say there's never a guarantee of quiet.
    Exactly that's the problem, I had tried ear plugs all this year...and they kill my ears. I have tried so many different brands. Really confused on what to do...
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    (Original post by ThinkPossitive)
    Exactly that's the problem, I had tried ear plugs all this year...and they kill my ears. I have tried so many different brands. Really confused on what to do...
    I get ones made by laser lite which are quite comfortable, i ve slept with them in at times. Or these completely block all sound out for me http://www.amazon.co.uk/Silverline-6...ilpage_o06_s00 .
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    (Original post by claireestelle)
    I get ones made by laser lite which are quite comfortable, i ve slept with them in at times. Or these completely block all sound out for me http://www.amazon.co.uk/Silverline-6...ilpage_o06_s00 .

    I tried the laser lite ones (all the different versions)..best ones for me are the Hearos...but even then I still get ear pain after a short amount of time. The pain in my ears makes it unbearable to work!

    I was looking at the ones you posted in the link BUT those seem heavy/ineffective at blocking noise vrs ear buds..
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    (Original post by ThinkPossitive)
    I tried the laser lite ones (all the different versions)..best ones for me are the Hearos...but even then I still get ear pain after a short amount of time. The pain in my ears makes it unbearable to work!
    Try the ear protectors instead, i find them quite comfy
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    (Original post by ThinkPossitive)
    I tried the laser lite ones (all the different versions)..best ones for me are the Hearos...but even then I still get ear pain after a short amount of time. The pain in my ears makes it unbearable to work!

    I was looking at the ones you posted in the link BUT those seem heavy/ineffective at blocking noise vrs ear buds..
    These may be worth trying. Expensive but the noise cancellation is phenomenal.
    http://www.amazon.co.uk/Bose-QuietCo...ords=bose+qc25
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    These may be worth trying. Expensive but the noise cancellation is phenomenal.
    http://www.amazon.co.uk/Bose-QuietCo...ords=bose+qc25

    For £240 it'd better be! How exactly do they work and is ALL noise blocked out?
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    For £240 it'd better be! How exactly do they work and is ALL noise blocked out?
    I was bought these as a gift. On trains all you can feel is the vibrations from the tracks, on aircraft almost all engine noise is alleviated and at home all you can hear is the music you are listening to. They work by using microphones in each ear cup that monitor external noise and cancel it out with white noise, with all this being powered by one AAA battery. They are simply phenomenal as they allow you to work in noisy environments but despite their high cost are worth every penny as Bose has patented the technology so no other noise cancelling headphones even come close!
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    (Original post by DBR247)
    These may be worth trying. Expensive but the noise cancellation is phenomenal.
    http://www.amazon.co.uk/Bose-QuietCo...ords=bose+qc25
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    For £240 it'd better be! How exactly do they work and is ALL noise blocked out?
    Thanks for the link. But those wont work for me. I can't listen to music and study...has to be quiet/silent. If I used them without playing music...it would be ineffective (according to the comments anyway)
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    House would almost definitely be better, the fewer you are sharing with the better.

    Sure you could end up with rubbish housemates, but you get that same risk with accommodations.
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    (Original post by ThinkPossitive)
    Whats the best option? I'm going to my 3rd year of uni next sept and been in Halls (uni accom 1st year), private accom/halls this year (on a postgrad floor) studio..but still could hear music/noises from other rooms (mainly because they won't really post grads mainly a mix)...and it drives me mad.

    What would you guys recommend? None of my friends on my course live out...would you say a house might be a better option? BUT even then I wouldn't know the other people/tenants and they could be just as noisy,,,

    Btw the area I'm taking about is London.
    Silent area of the library, problem solved. Doesn't matter what your housemates/flatmates are like.
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    It depends where in London your house is, especially if you are going alone. Living with people you dont like could be worse.
    Why not see if the Uni has any postgrad accomm or seek a houseshare, but specify you are looking for quiet people? There will be other people like you.
    If you have to then quiet area in library like Jelly says or look for one of the specialist libraries in a different department that isnt much used or is quiet. the law library should be quiet.
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    To be honest you're unlikely to cut out ALL noise, there will often be a flatmate who watches TV a bit too loud or plays music or just chats on skype while you want to work - if you're very sensitive I'm guessing the problem isn't unreasonable noise but all noise, which is hard to avoid, especially in crappily built cheap student accommodation. You also can't control your neighbours in a house/flat and they can be just as bad.

    Aside from the noise cancelling headphones is it possible to introduce 'better' sounds, e.g. play some classical music which isn't so attention grabbing? Or can you get to a library?
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    Do you not have silent study areas in your halls?
 
 
 
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