To the surprise of most people, the answer is yes! There is science behind that (mind you!). And its simple science – distractions outside the music world are more than in the music world. Means, when you are listening to music, you become deaf for outside noises around you and you are able to focus on what you are doing. When you are not listening to music, your mind becomes alert to your nearby noises causing distractions to your focus and you are not able to work properly. Well, on this note, our recommendation is to work with music (not a very high volume) in noisy areas and work music-free in calm area. Isn’t a good advice?
Source: The Guardian.