I’m Leslie Falkiner-Rose. I live in Melbourne. I’m a writer, former journalist. I do strategic communications, digital content creation, a bit of everything really.

I do recall going to a restaurant fairly recently where it was so noisy that I actually telephoned the person across the table and talked to them on my phone because I couldn’t hear them.

Part of it can’t be bothered putting up with that much noise but the other part of me really couldn’t hear. I think they’re fantastic. I’ve used them on planes, trains, buses – to not hear my own family.

Having that ability to personalize them is fantastic. The TV watching experience – I can on my phone, adjust the sound to the level I want without it affecting the levels everyone else in the room’s hearing. Good for family relationships.

Their noise canceling ability is terrific. As I have found out since rather noisy renovations started next door when I’m trying to work. Digging out a swimming pool. Someone else on a saw. It goes –
‘World Off’
And I’m just–dead quiet. I’ve used all sorts of headphones, Bose, Sennheiser, Apple iPods. Big difference with these is the ability to personalize it.

They’re more comfortable. They stay in better. And the noise cancelling is a lot better. Sort of become my device for talking on the phone. They’re also great when you’re editing video.

They are such an essential part of your life.

May 3rd, 2021