As far as my personal experience goes, I have seen people with their earphones struck into their ears. But, frankly enough - I am sure they are listening to music. For time and again, they pull up the handset and they change the track.
It would be totally baseless, or prejudiced to assume that they are just pretending to avoid being asked for directions.
Live....and Let Live!
Without music, I feel like am missing something and am addicted towards this. Actually, I want to listen to loud music but when you're travelling it is a matter of surroundings so like to plug in earphones and same goes on with the study. I will listen to music while studying also though all of them ( including family members) criticise me of that, am not concentrating on studies or getting more towards to it.
But I already provided them answers with my marks, so now no one is questioning about that.
Music indeed can be soothing to de-stress and, like Pranay, there are youngsters who plug in to help them study though I really cannot fathom how one can focus on the studying when there is constant noise (music) in the ears!!
Even I can't figure out the same how they can study with such calm surroundings.