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Je Miller has a favorite work mix with a lot of instrumental hip-hop (think Madlib or J-DIlla). I use headphones about 1-3 hours a day," IT Director Keri says from her desk here at Crutchfield HQ. Heavy collaboration with her crew helps keep our website running. But when Keri must dive into her computer screen? "I throw on noise-canceling headphones to create a personal space," she says. Her work playlist includes "a huge variety of music - classical, top 40, rock." Over at our Distribution Center, Butler is our go-to guy for many special projects. "I listen to headphones any time I'm not on moving equipment," he says. Lately Butler has been pre-wiring car harnesses for a large custom installation order. It requires great attention to detail. Not so easy in a fast-paced warehouse environment that he describes as "usually noisy." Butler's Bose QuietComfort 35 headphones help him concentrate. They block out the loud, gnashing machinery around him - and play the heavy metal he wants to hear. My Bose QC 35 headphones help erase all the machinery noise, so I can concentrate on my work. BUTLER, INVENTORY HANDLER Made for the iPhone Noise-canceling headphones come in all sizes and styles. Case in point, the JBL Reflect Aware headphones sport a sweat-proof in-ear design. They also use an Apple Lightning connector. This means they're a great match for the iPhone 7. Plus, you can choose how much (or how little) external sound to let in. Available in four colors . No miniplug connector not compatible with headphone jacks. JBL Reflect Aware in-ear headphones #109AWAREBL $199.99 Bose's best, unplugged There's a good reason the Bose QuietComfort 35 wireless are our top-selling headphones. They combine the company's legendary noise-cancellation with built-in Bluetooth , so you can listen wirelessly. Our inventory handler Butler chose them for warehouse work because "they hold a charge well and stay comfortable throughout the day." Available in black or silver. Bose QuietComfort 35 wireless headphones #018QC35B $349 Full noise-canceling control There's even a noise-canceling option in the popular new "neckband" style. The Bose QuietControl 30 in-ear headphones rest comfortably around your neck. Music plays wirelessly, so your head doesn't have to stay tethered to your phone while you listen. You also have precise control over the level of cancellation with the in-line remote. Bose QuietControl 30 wireless headphones #018QC30B $299 Sketches" - Daniel Lanois Piano Concerto #9 - Mozart I Sleep Alone" - Richard Hawley Better Things" - Sharon Jones and the Dap-Kings Want to know what we listen to at work? Here are some songs that put us in a productive mood. To see the full playlist (and others) visit spotify.com/cReld 17

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