What is the difference between noise isolating and noise cancelling

RHA T20i High-Fidelity Noise-Isolating In-Ear Headphones

RHA T20i High-Fidelity Noise-Isolating In-Ear Headphones

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    Noise isolating means that ambient noise is effectively shut out by the seal between the IEM buds and your ear canal. Noise cancelling uses electronic circuitry to create a sound of the opposite frequency to that of the background noise, thus cancelling it out.