1- i pod / mp3 plyer
1- pair of worker's earmuffs (harbor freight)
Step 1: Keep Quiet!!
then just slip those ear muffs over your ears with the ear pieces in and *wham* there you go now you can crank up your favorite music while you work! (I've found that you don't need to crank your music to be able to hear it clearly, even 1/2 or 3/4 will be a sufficient amount of sound)