I am flying with my partner on a Singapore Airlines 777-200ER and plan to have seats in the centre of the aircraft so that one of us has an aisle seat and the other be in the middle. I am undecided as to whether to take row 43 or 36/37/38. Row 43 is closer to the toilets but far enough away to be undisturbed by them and also far enough away from the bassinets to avoid an ear bashing from crying infants.
What concerns me is engine noise. I understand that the front of the plane is less noisy than behind the wing and row 43 appears to be parallel with the engines. I am aware that the engine noise itself can be reduced with earplugs but the "hum" or vibration cannot so should we risk the possibility of crying babies and sit further up the front? Which row should I pick?