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Discussion on: Why do programmers wear headphones? For the same reason that you can’t juggle.

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Anthony

Have you tried Betawave music (low key music engineered to increase beta waves in the brain) or Classical music (nonvocal music can still be a great "white noise")?

Another option is to listen to soundtracks from video games. The music for them is engineered to keep the player engaged and not distract from the game.

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Leonardo Santos

What soundtracks do you recommend?

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Anthony

If I gravitate to game sound tracks I go to Mario tracks; I don't know why I'm sure there are better ones, that's just my taste.

You can go to youtube and search for game sound tracks and find some that work for you.

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meonlol

Game music is a good idea. I'll try that today.
If I really need to concentrate I use one of the sound engines from mynoise.net/
I like the "cafe restaurant" one, which perfectly drowns out colleagues talking, even without noise canceling headphones.

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Jens Genberg

Wow, that site is awesome! Thank you for posting this.

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Sam

thanks for the tip, I'll try it next week :)

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Ali Suleiman

Very true! I actually do this everyday, listening to soundtracks from video games. It keeps me focused. Sometimes I feel like I'm in a completely different world, my own world where I'm the star of the show! :D

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Augusts Bautra

Absolutely! Lately I have been listening to these "homework edit" versions of popular soundtracks, especially Skyrim. This rocks youtube.com/watch?v=xWtfo9kuRTU