This site was a revelation for me - instead of trying to cancel out noise, it helped to neutralize sounds so you don't hear the specifics of any one conversation, just a general coffeeshop white noise. (Can also be combined with spotify, etc...to give an added vibe)
I've been using ambiance for this, but this is cooler since its free. http://ambianceapp.com/desktop
This thing is the best. Add Rdio and you're set
This is cool but it's not classy - http://www.reddit.com/comments/ca4bl/time_to_get_classy/
Awesome...where's the upvoting of comments @rrhoover?
@kaz - they're coming! :)
I just recently started using Noisli -- super easy access to all the standard background noises. http://www.noisli.com/
Really digging this app now that I'm finally trying it. Wish it (a) came with music of its own, and (b) worked with the lock screen / earbud controls
Holy smokes this is excellent! Recreating my favorite coffee shops now.
+ early west coat punk = Sightglass
+ moody indie = Stumptown
+ NW noise = Water Ave
+ soul revival = Blue Bottle
There's a menu bar and mobile app for it now - good stuff @dustin
It's been 4 years and I still come back to this. Thanks for making this @acecallwood