Saigon is a noisy city. Anyone who lives here must be very familiar with the sounds that ring out 24/7, and honestly, those sounds are not always pleasant.
Just imagine you are driving on the road during rush hour. The honking, the revving of various types of vehicles, the rumbling of construction sites like earthquakes, the shouting on the drinking tables, the singing of whom “pleasing to the singer but painful to the listener” blaring from the cheap portable speakers at full power, the hawking from all kinds of services, with different accents from different regions of Vietnam.
It’s no wonder that noise-canceling headphones are selling like hot cakes. And it’s also no wonder that Saigonese are not used to living in silence.