The best way to enjoy your music, podcasts or movies without distractions is with a great pair of noise-cancelling headphones. They have the ability to drown out the chatter of your daily commute, engine noise on a flight or even the sound of a busy office. We’ve curated a list of the five best noise-cancelling headphones…
Beoplay – H9i
Combining sleek, Scandinavian design with advanced active noise cancellation, Beoplay H9i is a luxurious option for any music lover. Available in all-black or a soft, natural colour, they boast an indulgent leather headband with anodised aluminium earcups for a comfortable, tactile experience. Added features include transparency mode and a proximity sensor that pauses when you take the headphones off. They’ll also last you all day with up to eighteen hours of playtime.
Sony‘s 1000MX2 noise-cancelling headphones are a smart pair that let you customise the way you listen to your music. The Adaptive Sound Control feature allows you to adjust what you hear, perfect for airport announcements and when walking across roads. Personal Optimising technology analyses features such as hair, glasses and head size to provide the best sound specifically for you. Ideal for your next long-haul flight, Atmospheric Pressure Optimising delivers optimal sound at high altitudes, while the thirty-hour battery life will keep you entertained until you land.
The PXC 550 Headphones by Sennheiser combine world-class sound and cutting-edge design in a contemporary package. A series of controls on the side let you tailor your sound experience, allowing you to immerse yourself in your favourite music. The ergonomic ear cups and headband are perfect for frequent travellers, paired with up to thirty hours of battery on a single charge. The PXC 550 Headphones are the ultimate in first-class comfort.
The VK-X is the first wireless headphone offering from French design house, Aedle. The minimalist design is made up of genuine lambskin leather and aircraft grade aluminium for a long-lasting pair that you’ll be proud to show off. Below the ear cups are discreet multifunction buttons that let you play and pause, adjust volume and make phone calls on both iOS and Android devices. The VK-X’s collapsible design makes them convenient for urban commuters.
These premium noise-cancelling headphones from Bose offer everything you need to get lost in your own world for hours. Built from impact resistant materials and featuring a smooth, Alcantara headband, they’re durable and comfortable enough for even the longest daily commute. Along with play/pause and volume buttons, the QuietComfort 35 Headphones feature a Google Assistant button that makes it easy to fire off commands and receive notifications with your voice.