Best Noise-Canceling Headphones for 2018


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Sony WH-1000XM3

Sony WH-1000XM3 lays claim to top noise-canceling headphone

Editors’ Rating : 9.0
Design : 10Features : 9Sound : 10Value : 8
The third iteration of the WH-1000X is more comfortable, sounds slightly better and features even better noise-canceling performance along with USB-C charging.



Sony WH-1000XM2

Sony’s top noise-cancelling headphone matches Bose for best

Editors’ Rating : 9.0
Design : 10Features : 9Sound : 10Value : 8
The Sony WH-1000XM2 has some small but important improvements over its predecessor, including better battery life and a lower price tag.



Bose QuietComfort 35 II

The already excellent Bose QuietComfort 35 II gets a touch better

Editors’ Rating : 9.0
Design : 10Features : 9Sound : 10Value : 8
The top-rated QC35 adds a direct connection to Google Assistant.



Beats Studio3 Wireless

Beats’ best headphone looks the same, sounds better

Editors’ Rating : 9.0
Design : 10Features : 9Sound : 10Value : 8
While it’s a little pricey, Beats has significantly improved its flagship headphone.



Bose QuietComfort 20

Best noise-canceling in-ears

Editors’ Rating : 9.0
Design : 10Features : 9Sound : 10Value : 8
They’re not cheap, but the QuietComfort 20 and 20i are top performers in the noise-cancelling earbuds category.



Sennheiser HD 4.50 BTNC Wireless

A worthy Bose competitor at a better price

Editors’ Rating : 9.0
Design : 10Features : 9Sound : 10Value : 8
The Sennheiser HD 4.50BTNC isn’t as comfortable as the Bose QC35 II, but it delivers good performance for the money.



Sennheiser PXC 550 Wireless

A full-size Bluetooth headphone with active noise canceling that rivals Bose QC3…

Editors’ Rating : 9.0
Design : 10Features : 9Sound : 10Value : 8
Sennheiser’s latest wireless headphone is a very comfortable headphone that also includes active noise cancellation and works great as a headset for making calls.



Bowers & Wilkins PX

B&W’s first noise-canceling headphone rocks high-end looks, sweet sound

Editors’ Rating : 9.0
Design : 10Features : 9Sound : 10Value : 8
The Bowers & Wilkins PX headphone has a sturdy design and impressive sound quality.



Bose QuietComfort 25

Top wired noise-canceling cans

Editors’ Rating : 9.0
Design : 10Features : 9Sound : 10Value : 8
Featuring a new design that doesn’t kill the music when your battery dies, the Bose QuietComfort 25 got a makeover and came out even better.



Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2

The value alternative to Bose’s QuietComfort 35

Editors’ Rating : 9.0
Design : 10Features : 9Sound : 10Value : 8
Don’t want to pay big bucks for a ‘premium’ wireless noise-canceling headphone? The Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2 may be your best bet.



AKG N60NC Wireless

A smaller alternative to Bose’s QC35

Editors’ Rating : 9.0
Design : 10Features : 9Sound : 10Value : 8
AKG’s excellent-sounding on-ear wireless noise-canceling headphones have one advantage over their full-size competitors: They’re more compact.



Bose QuietControl 30

The ultimate neckband-style Bluetooth headphone

Editors’ Rating : 9.0
Design : 10Features : 9Sound : 10Value : 8
Bose in-ear wireless canceling is a great everyday headphone so long as you don’t expect the most powerful noise-canceling.



JBL Everest Elite 750NC

JBL’s top wireless noise-canceling headphone

Editors’ Rating : 9.0
Design : 10Features : 9Sound : 10Value : 8
The Everest Elite 750NC is significantly improved over its predecessor.



Sennheiser Momentum Wireless

Premium wireless sound for a premium price

Editors’ Rating : 9.0
Design : 10Features : 9Sound : 10Value : 8
If you can afford the Momentum Wireless’ $500 price tag, you’re getting a great-sounding and comfortable Bluetooth headphone with premium build quality.



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Sony XB950N1 Extra Bass Wireless Noise Canceling Headphones, Black

Sony XB950N1 Extra Bass Wireless Noise Canceling Headphones, Black

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  • Industry-leading noise canceling brings Only Music, Nothing Else
  • Premium Sound Quality from 40mm Liquid Crystal Polymer drivers
  • Up to 30-hour battery life with quick charging (10 min charge for 5 hours of playback)
  • Smart Listening by SENSE ENGINE
  • Industry-leading digital noise cancelling technology. Connectivity Technology: Wireless
  • Feel the power of EXTRA BASS. Charge time : Approximately 7 Hours
  • High quality wireless audio with Bluetooth and NFC. Plug : L-shaped stereo mini plug (supplied...
  • Optimize your sound settings with the Sony Headphones Connect app
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Release Date
2018-08-30
2017-03-12
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100
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Sony
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Warranty
1 Year
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  • MPN: WH1000XM3/B
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Bose QuietComfort 25 Acoustic Noise Cancelling Headphones for Apple devices - Black (wired, 3.5mm)

Bose QuietComfort 25 Acoustic Noise Cancelling Headphones for Apple devices - Black (wired, 3.5mm)

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  • Deep, powerful sound for the music you love
  • Lightweight, comfortable around-ear fit you can wear all day long
  • Control your music and calls on Apple devices with inline mic/remote
Binding
Electronics
Brand
Bose
Color
Black
Creator
Bose
Department
Electronics
Label
Bose Corporation
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Number Of Items
1
Package Quantity
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Product Group
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Publisher
Bose Corporation
Release Date
2018-07-03
Size
100
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Bose Corporation
Warranty
1 year coverage for parts
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