Dick went to Boston recently and wanted to try out the Bose QC20 In Ear Headphones. They are the first in-ear noise canceling headphones and come in a small zippered travel bag. Like other Bose NR headphones you can block outside noise, but this model offers an additional setting called "Aware mode". It reduces the amount of noise reduction and lets you hear some of the outside that you probably want to hear. You can also get the QC20i's to use with your iPhone. They cost $299 at Amazon.