Best Noise-Cancelling Headphones

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Best Noise-Cancelling Headphones

Best Noise-Cancelling Headphones

I have never used my Bose Noise-Cancelling Headphones so much since I bought them a few years ago – they are just over two years old. Granted they are not the most up to date model but they still work incredibly well.

So, I am on the lookout for a new pair – I thought I would venture into the world of sound and gadgets to discover what has changed since I took ownership of my Bose QuietComfort 35 (Series I) Wireless Headphones, Noise-Cancelling in black – they still pack a punch and have lasted the test of time. Believe me, I have used them a lot and they have seen some action.

If you want a piece of tech that will help block out the noise surrounding us at the moment then I really believe that noise-cancelling headphones are just as vital and important as your Macbook, TV or Smartphone. They will change how you live. So, if are looking to buy a pair then choosing the best noise-cancelling headphones will take some research for the right pair.

Design

This is very important, as a decent pair of noise-cancelling headphones need to give you comfort, for lengthy listening – the fit on your head shape needs to be smooth, you will know straight away if the design works, for example, my preference is: on-ear padded cups – look at different models, you are looking for the ultimate comfort. 

Padded earcups will help with noise cancellation – definition of this means, the foam within the ear cups will physically block sound from entering your ears – the technical term is ‘passive’. Then comes, ‘active’ noise-cancellation – the two design attributes will reduce external sound around you – leaving a clear and sharp experience.

Sound

With any Noise-Cancelling Headphones, the sound quality needs to be more than good, this needs to excellent! What is a good sound? Do you prefer bass, soft, equalised or pitched? What are you buying them for? Music, streaming; podcasts, films and so on. The advice in-store is down to a specialist – pick the right pair – try on many brands; Bang & Olufsen, Sony or Bose to experience the tone and experience with different sounds – hook up your Smartphone to hear the demonstration.

Bluetooth Compatibility

Great overview of Bluetooth Technology

Our Top 3 Noise-Cancelling Headphones

1. Sony WH-1000XM3

According to Techradar – The best noise-cancelling headphones in the world, two years running.

Does everyone love Sony headphones? I have tried a pair of these and yes, they have a fantastic noise-cancelling experience. I literally couldn’t hear any noise disruption in my immediate vicinity in the store. Design-wise, these headphones are very handsome, reasonably comfortable and probably the most popular model at the time of going to post.

Some key benefits:
– Outstanding noise cancellation
– Smooth and pitch-perfect sound
– Superior design
– Wireless range – almost 100 feet

Read the full review: here | Price: £299 | John Lewis

2. Bose Noise-Cancelling Headphones 700

For me, Bose is the best on the market. Their technology supersedes its competitors. People say that the battery life is not the most efficient but think about your lengthy listening marathons – how long will you use a model in any one-time session? I have to say that these noise-cancelling headphones sound amazing, they offer a vibrant, lively and well-balanced bassy flow.

Some key benefits:
– Superior and outstanding noise-cancellation
– Beautiful bass sound penetration
– Sleek design and incredibly comfortable
– Wireless range – 33 feet

Read the full review: here | Price: £299 | John Lewis

3. Marshall Monitor II ANC

Marshall are the leaders in amplification – think live music and the Marshall Monitor II ANC are undoubtedly the brand’s best headphone technology to date yet. The audio quality surpasses any of its previous models, with a balanced, powerful, and rock steady boom. Coming in with Marshall’s rock and roll history – they have the edge on style over competitors.

Some key benefits:
– Great sound – let’s rock
– Good Noise-Cancellation
– Customisable EQ Settings
– Wonderful and hip design

Read the full review: here | Price: £299 | Amazon

Other brands in the noise-cancelling headphone space

Summary:

Finding the Best Noise-Cancelling Headphones will come down to budget. Stretch yourself and your life will change for the better.

One item, you must check is Bluetooth compatibility with devices. Bluetooth wireless technology will give you great listening experiences. Look for a decent transmission distance of Bluetooth signals. More smartphone manufacturers are removing headphone jacks. These headphones are ideal use for active and travelling users. Noise-cancelling headphones tend to be more expensive than a wired alternative. Battery and charging is a necessity. On the whole, as technology has developed towards this style of model, the purchase is very rewarding. I have never looked back. Join in and change your listening experience.

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