note, I’ve not tried this. one one of these forums, I can’t remember which (could be this one even….) someone was looking for earplugs and reccomended http://www.etymotic.com/ and I note they also have earbud headphones as well, which according to them not only channels music into your ears, but still eliminates outside high decible sound same as their earplugs. they’ve quite pricey, but hey ever look at the price of the “cheap” Bose headphones? yikes!