That’s where myNoise.net comes in.
To quote their website: “myNoise will never produce music in the conventional sense. Music is usually meant for active listening, and our goal — our specialty — is to provide passive sound choices: these will help our listeners to settle down, switch off external solicitations and devote their intellectual resources to a given task, such as working or meditating.”
Check out this video demonstrating how it can easily block noise without sounding like it’s blocking noise:
I’ve found myNoise.net to be a great thing when I’m working, writing, or reading, and definitely worth throwing a few dollars toward. Want to feel like you’re on a starship? In a Tibetan monastery? Perhaps guitars are more your thing? Or somewhere in our distant past? There are SO many options that it’d make this blog post seem like a link farm if I tried to describe them all.
Seriously, if you’ve ever been distracted while working, writing, or reading, check out myNoise.net. And if you even find a few moment’s peace or inspiration from it, toss five or more dollars their way.