Saturday, October 15, 2011
It matters where you sit
It matters where you sit on a plane. I got a chance to try my custom in-ear Etymotics phones on a flight recently. (See my earphones here). I was on a CRJ700. Etymotics has a free iPhone App that allows you to hear and talk to people via the iPhone mic without having to wriggle the earphones out of your ears. Obviously, your earphones have to be plugged into the iPhone for this to work. The App also has a nifty sound pressure level (SPL) meter. Being a nerd, I measured the noise during the flight at three locations inside the aircraft. #1 was my seat (row 5) in Economy Plus. #2 was most of the way down the aisle: And #3 was next to the bathroom at the back, next to where the engines on the CRJ700 are.