I finally decided to get some noise cancelling headphone for work. Best. Purchase. Ever. Sound and destrations are pretty common in an open office environment, but the noise cancelling headphones eliminate pretty much all of thoses. I decided to go with Sennheiser HD1's at the recommendation of a co-worker. They are a little spendy, but well worth it in my opinion. The sound quality is pretty great, and the battery lasts all day. If you work in an open office do yourself a favor and pick some up.