I saw a quote recently - Don't judge me because I'm quiet. No one plans a murder outloud.'
One of the reasons I love working from home is that it's peaceful. Most of the time there is no-one around early in the day, and everything is quiet. I know a lot of writers who create playlists for particular projects, or who work with the TV on, or lots of people around. I can do that if I have to, but my preference is for quiet. Alternatively if things get noisy (either inside the house or outside), I use headphones and listen to my choice of music, which somehow seems to disappear into the background once I'm concentrating. Don't get me wrong I love listening to music, but when I'm writing I need peace.
Editing, now that's a whole other ballgame…
How do you work best?