I cannot concentrate with noise around me. So music is not an option, but just noise cancellation is certainly helpful.
Also when you are in flow and try to get things done you probably don't want to network or get interrupted and headphones show that. So maybe don't use them always, but they are certainly helpful sometimes
I agree headphones are helpful. Do you have a lot of noise in your office?
Well, I am still in college, no office, but the library where I spend a lot of time has a group work area that is quite loud and not properly separated from the quite study area.
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