- Dec 26, 2011
Maybe someone with some technical background could answer this. I'm somewhat aware of how the technology works, the headphones let the ambient noise in, along with opposing frequencies in order to "cancel" the outside noise (correct me if I'm wrong). What I'm wondering is if letting both of those sound waves along with the music, whether consciously or unconsciously audible, hit your ears, may be too much and could cause negative hearing effects. Please tell me if I'm way off with understanding this. Also, why do noise canceling headphones sound like your underwater?