The 9 Best Noise-Cancelling Headphones of 2015
Music lovers know what’s up: listening to music without the proper equipment is possibly one of the worse things that could ever happen.
Whether you love music, are a hardcore audiophile who won’t listen to anything but vinyl or a casual fan who enjoys spending time alone with the art of combining sounds, there is no denying that a good set changes your music listening experience completely. While a cheap par of headphones might be okay for a quick bike ride from home to the gym, a good set is basically essential if you really care about music, and out of all of the good sets its the ones with noise-cancelling features that are considered the absolute best. So grab your favorite CDs or Vinyl, FLAC or MP3s, and join us while we recommend some of our favorite sets and where to purchase them.
Bose QuietComfort 25 Acoustic Noise Cancelling Headphones
If you’re looking for devices that are top of the line and have nothing but the best performance, these Bose Quietcomfort Noise Cancelling Headphones is the closest you can come to perfection. We know this pair is quite more expensive than several other sets featured in this story, but once you try these, you will know exactly where your money went. The idea is that these headphones will help you isolate yourself, and tune the world out while you listen to some of your favorite music in perfect balance, The QuietComfort headphones feature Bose’s proprietary Active EQ and TriPort technology for improved sound along with the noise cancelling technology so you can choose whether you want music or some silence. If you end up buying this model, be sure to pic whether you want the version for Apple or Android devices, for they feature different jacks.
Sony MDRZX110NC Noise Cancelling Headphones
Sony are already renowned worldwide for their audio devices, and their headphones are some of the best in the market. The Sony MDRZX110NC is a very classic-looking set capable of delivering an excellent noise-free audio experience. This set can be bent, and features really comfortable cushions for a better fit, but the area where it really excels is at noise cancelling, for thanks to Sony’s technology, ambient noise can be reduced by up to 95 percent.
Noontec Hammo GO Headphones Noise Cancelling
When it comes to noise cancelling headphones, we usually argue that over-the-head sets are the way to go. The Noontec Hammo GO are particularly great for they come with external noise-blocking technology that you can activate or deactivate, depending on whether you need it or not. What’s more, the sound is great by itself as its built to keep a perfect balance between treble, mid-ranges and bass for natural transitions. This set is ergonomic, foldable, and can be adjusted for the best fit while also being sturdy and durable. Keep in mind, though, the noise cancelling features require an extra AAA to be turned on, but they will still work if it runs out regardless. These headphones are compatible with most mobile phones including those running iOS, Android and Windows mobile.
Sennheiser HD 280 Pro Headphones
The team behind the Sennheiser HD 280 Pro Headphones are so sure of what they are doing that they get very comfortable and technical. Their technology and noise cancelling features are capable of attenuating up to 32 dB of outside sound while remaining lightweight and comfortable thanks to its long cord and fantastic, ergonomic design. The earcups and headband are both padded for better comfort, but the best bit is that each part of those as well as the cord can be replaced for a better, long life, and if you travel around a lot, you know the cord is what first starts giving you trouble when you least expect it.
QY8 V4.1 Wireless Bluetooth Headphones
Who says that all noise-cancelling devices have to be big devices covering your ears? For people who like working out, running, or generally don’t carry backpacks, purses or bags, when it comes to headphones is portability that comes first. Yet, just because a set is portable doesn’t mean you have to give up the noise cancelling features of all other devices in this story. This is where the QY8 V4.1 Wireless Bluetooth Headphones come in, a fantastic pair of headphones that are completely wireless and pair with your favorite devices via Bluetooth. What’s more, it can potentially connect with up to two devices simultaneously, and it’s not like this is useful for music, but if you’re the type of guy/gal that needs two phones simultaneously, this is the device for you – it even comes with a microphone built-in, so it’s like they thought of everything.
Beats Executive Over-Ear Noise Cancelling Headphones
When it comes to high-end headphones, hardly any brand is as talked about as Beats is.The Beats Executive Over-Ear Noise Cancelling Headphones are a pair of relatively expensive headphones that excel at what they do: provide the highest quality sound, completely unadulterated and interference free, to the point that they would please not only the casual listener but the audio professional who needs them to work at a studio. These are lightweight but sturdy, and can be folded for carrying, and feature Active Noise Cancellation (ANC) with a custom EQ deliver to completely tune out the outside world. While several people around the web have given them a reputation for being over-priced, the truth is these are nothing short of excellent and give a recognizable brand and face to the product. Also, just like with Apple gear, it just works.
Golzer BANC-70 Bluetooth 4.1 Active Noise Cancelling
The Golzer BANC-70 are a pair of bluetooth capable headphones (that is, completely wireless) that feature a low latency chipset, which makes it one of the best options for mixing and editing either video or audio. Its high power battery assures that it works for some 40 hours just as a noise-cancelling device, but as many as 20 hours working at full potency. You can do a full charge in less than 3 hours, and enjoy its superior sound quality afterwards. Also, extra points for featuring controls on the outside so we don’t have to take out our devices for each and every little adjustment we need to make.
Sentey Headphones Stereo Warp High Definition
When it comes to good headphones, usually the hardest part is finding the right balance. Most high definition headphones don’t really feature decent noise isolation ear cups, or sometimes you just don’t like the bass. That is where the Sentey Headphones Stereo Warp High Definition make a difference, by striking a very acceptable middle in most aspects we can think of. It’s a wired set, but the cord can be removed. They are capable of some 40mW of sound and 32 Impedance, with some of the most comfortable ear cups we’ve ever tried. The noise cancellation isn’t active, but passive thanks to its tight, adjustable device, but the quality over-all is so good we can give them a pass this time around.
Headphones don’t need to be ugly to be functional. These Alienvibes EP03 active noise cancelling headphones feature 53mm high definition acoustic drivers along with one of the sleekest, coolest designs we’ve seen because the way things look is almost as important a the way it sounds. Its active noise cancellation technology will clean up and filter ambient sound and outside distractions, while its ear cups and cushions will ensure that listening to your favorite tunes is a relaxing, comfortable experience. The noise cancelling features are completely optional, and users can choose whether they want them to be active or not at any given time, while its built-in microphone is perfect if your telephone is your audio playing device of choice, so you can take calls without even having to touch the phone itself.