Noise-canceling headphones are a wonder and something everyone should have in their tech arsenal. They may not be something you want to use all the time but if you find yourself on a long flight or in bed watching a movie while your partner sleeps then they may be something you want to invest in. They make you feel like you are in your own world with your music, an audiobook, or your favorite show being played through them. No outside noise should filter through your headphones and disrupt your listening experience but not all noise-canceling headphones are able to actually cancel out all outside noise. After a fair amount of testing these three have stood out from the rest to offer the listener an uninterrupted audio experience.
These sony headphones are the updated version of the M2 and together these two have taken over the noise-canceling market. They are largely considered the best money can buy for a variety of reasons. The main ones are that they actually cancel out any noise. You can be vacuuming your living room and you won’t even hear a quiet whirring noise and have an impressive battery life. This latest model is also equipped with smart features like Amazon’s Alexa which means you can ask her for the weather or to the play the news and only you will hear her answer. They are Bluetooth enabled with a battery life of 30 hours and a range of 35 feet. This means you can walk to the bathroom on an airplane without taking them off or needing to charge them on a sixteen-hour flight making them one of the best choices for travelers.
Bose QuietComfort 35 II
This is for the person who never tends to stray far from their smartphone or laptop as they actually have a 4-foot cable that attaches them to your device. They can be battery operated for around 20 hours which is not quite as good as Sony but they still act to cancel out almost all noise. If you receive a lot of calls or enjoy talking to Google Assistant then these will be an optimal choice as the call quality has been reported to be excellent.
Philips Fidelio NC1
This sleek little pair of headphones from Philips is a good cost-effective option but it does not cancel out all sounds the way the previous two do. You will still hear a bit of background noise so if you need complete quiet to work or focus on your tasks you may want to go with the other two options. They are also not wireless but when it comes to noise-canceling finding a pair of headphones that actually cancel noise is no easy feat which makes this an okay feature.
Now you can select the headphones you need whether you are using them to listen to opera loudly at night or trying to muffle the noises of your upstairs neighbors.