August have come up with a fantastic idea here, noise canceling ear buds that can be powered by your phones own battery! I have owned a similar product before but this involved using AA batteries which not only bulked up the device its just plain annoying when the battery runs out! The Beauty of the EP715 from August is the fact they come with a cable to be powered by either your apple or android device allowing you to make use of the noise canceling capabilities.
Noise canceling works well, the hum and drone of the train or the plane you are on is almost gone, it wont block out outside noise completely but then I have yet to find a product that does.
The only downside for me is the the doesn’t come with the usual selection of differing size ear buds meaning its a one size fits all situation which thankfully for me worked pretty well but I could see others having an issue.
A must buy if like me you are commuter