Originally Posted by bixby
Do you live on an aircraft carrier?
Hong Kong is ridiculous in terms of noise pollution - mind you the noise levels don't even really take into consideration the constant road work noise and flat renovation noise (drilling, demolition etc) that happens every day in Hong Kong and is not avoidable.
At Chinese restaurants, it is common to be in situations where it is so noisy (loud patrons, dish noise, awful background music) one cannot have a decent conversation with friends over a meal.
Honestly, HK is nice place for gadget and PC shopping in general, but living here is unpleasant. Personally, I hate the tropical weather and I can't get any peace and quiet until this ungodly hour - I spend most of my time listening to music after midnight till I get tired.
As for the cans, I think I still might opt for a spare pair of cheap-ish portable closed cans. Price-wise leaning towards JVC Flats but will trial a few more pairs of AT and Denons.