It can be a pain in the ears when you’re trying to get some work done, but you’re too distracted by the noise of a howling baby. Or you might be travelling and want to take some rest, but the buzz of the plane or the bus makes you feel more and more restless. Well, thank God for noise-cancelling earphones, right? You may want to grab a pair for your convenience, but the more important question is: which ones should you grab? Here is a list of the best ones.
Bose Quietcomfort 15 Headphones
The company that has first invented noise-cancelling technology should just rightly grab the first place on this list. These headphones just blocks outside noise far better than its other competitors. It also gets a heap of points for its travel-friendliness. It is built handy enough to be folded neatly and even comes with a hard-case that will keep it safe when stuffed into a suitcase. A downside, though, is that it doesn’t let you play music when its noise-cancellation is turned off. Other than that, it’s quite an awesome pair for you to give a try.
Sennheiser MM-450 Flight Bluetooth Headphones
The pair by Sennheiser has the perfect excuse for being a bit too pricey for headphones since it is the only pair of noise-cancelling ones that come with wireless Bluetooth as well. These headphones are also compatible with most Apple and Samsung devices in the market. It has a lot of modes to begin with, which includes a plugged in, wireless, and noise-cancellation. Plus, it has a pretty powerful battery, as it could last up to 20 hours if only noise-cancellation is used.
AKG K495 NC Noise Cancelling Headphones
This headphone comes closest to Bose’s when it comes to its noise-cancelling technology. It even proves to be a tough competition since it has the ability to play music even when its noise-cancellation is turned off. And, once it’s off, you can still listen to good quality music. It also has a slick appearance and a comfortable headband, which makes it more convenient to be used as everyday headphones.
Audio Technica ATH-ANC9 Noise Cancelling Headphones
When other NC headphones only work well in blocking low-frequency sound, this pair from Audio Technica transcends them all in this area. With this pair, you can choose between the 3 modes of noise-cancellation: with low-frequency, mid-range, and a ‘home’ mode. It can certainly be the perfect pair for you if you’re often trying to get some work done in noisy environments.
Audio Technica ATH-ANC7B Noise-Cancelling Headphones
This second entry by Audio Technica boasts noise-cancellation at half the price of the usual NC headphones in the market. While most NC headphones in its price range block out only 75-85% of the external noise, this pair blocks out over 90%. Although it doesn’t have 3 modes to choose from, its noise-cancellation feature alone gives it a place in this list.
Choosing the right noise-cancelling headphones would really depend on your preference and budget. But if you’re willing to pay for good quality, the ones mentioned here are the best ways to go.