Are you a traveler and love to listen to work while commuting? Or do you have lots of work and you need a music to boost your energy? What you need is the noise canceling headphones. They’ll stop you having your music, podcasts and audiobooks ruined by the outside world, and allow you to listen at a lower volume, on average, potentially preserving your hearing.
Nowadays, there are a number of stand-out candidates when it comes to best noise canceling headphones. To help you with, here is are the 4 best headphones you can choose from.
1. BOWERS & WILKINS PX
Bowers & Wilkins have been making big strides in wireless headphones since entering the market with the P5 and the PX is its first Bluetooth ANC headphone. But the PX product has a great sound quality with ace ANC. Aside from that, it also comes with a handy motion-sensing feature, stylish with different designs and comfortable to use. The level and type of ANC can be varied via an iOS and Android app.
2. AKG N60NC WIRELESS
Unlike the other brands such as Bowers, Bose, Sony, and Beats, AKG N60NC are on-ears. As such, they offer less ‘passive’ noise reduction, but greater portability – they also fold up. For the price of approximately $325, this wireless gadget is really worth to buy for its sound is really excellent. Audio is consistently good whether you’re wired or wireless, and with or without noise canceling. The latter feature is probably less perfect than the aforementioned over-ear rivals, but still useful when outside.
3. BEATS STUDIO3 WIRELESS
The killer feature of this Beats Studio3 is the way the noise control adapts to the sounds around you, whether that’s engine noise, chit-chat, and even wind. A stiff breeze is usually the nemesis of noise-canceling headphones because of the way they use microphones to monitor ambient sound. Beats, in association with Apple, has developed some sort of algorithm to fade it out within a second. An additional bonus is a quick charge ‘Fast Fuel’ feature. This gives 3 hours of play from just a 10-minute charge. You can also turn off the ANC and double your remaining battery life, should you run short.
4. SONY MDR-1000X
This Sony’s product looks and feels rather like the Bose QC35, and has similarly excellent noise canceling. What it really good feature is its overall audio quality, which is just punchier and more involving than the Bose, and probably near parity with Bowers & Wilkins’ PX and Beats Studio3 Wireless. Where required, there’s more bass weight, too. Also, if you have a compatible device, you can stream the high-resolution quality file – thanks to the LDAC connection. I’d question the benefits of this with a noise-canceling headphone, but it’s there if you want it.