No, these noise cancelling headphones are not necessarily designed for drowning out all the chaos in your life (read screaming kids), though finding some moments of peace and serenity can't hurt. These Sony Wireless Noise Cancelling headphones aren't totally brand new, but they are the best in a very crowded field. You may find others with slightly better sound (Bowers & Wilkins PX) or a touch more comfort (Bose QC35 II) but you'll find these Sonys the perfect all-rounder. Simple setup and touch sensitive ear pad controls, with deeper adjustment available through an IOS or Android app. 30 hours battery life, auto pressure and noise cancelling adjustment to suit your situation, mean you can find tranquility wherever you are and whatever is around you...even at home.