The wife doesn't mind that there are 1.2 m tall speakers that she has to walk around in the lounge to get to the balcony.
She doesn't care that there are cables she needs to step over on the way to the bedroom.
She gladly helps me lift the 30kg amps into the system rack.
But she won't put up with having to hear the sound system in the back ground when she watches the Voice on TV.
SO: do I get her Closed Back headphones for the TV or noise cancelling ones?
My 2 cents is on the closed backs. In my mind, noise cancelling works best on droning like sounds as on a plane, etc not a music as it will be in the background as well as in the foreground and the circuitry for the noise cancelling would get confused.....
What does the brains trust think?