If you have been attempting to list to music on the go but have only been annoyed by the level of noise in the outside world then you might be thinking about cutting out that outside noise with a pair of new noise-cancelling headphones.
There are a number of headphones that have this noise-cancelling capability and so choosing between them might be hard for you. To make it easier we are going to look at and take you through what we consider to be the best noise-cancelling headphones of 2017.
Check them out below.
Sony H.ear On MDR-100ABN
The Sony H.ear On MDR-100ABN look and sound pretty great, featuring a closed design they weigh just 1.9 pounds but have some pretty impressive noise cancelling specifications inside.
That includes a set of 1.57-inch dynamic drivers that feature a 103 dB/mW sensitivity, 32 ohms impedance and a 5-40,000Hz frequency response.
To top that off they also come with NFC, and a 20+ hour battery life.
Sony also has the MDR-1000X headphones, which a similar noise cancelling and closed design, however, they also feature a huge focus on playing back hi-res audio.
They weigh around 275 grams and feature 40mm dynamic drivers.
These drivers have a frequency response of 4Hz to 40kHz, a sensitivity of 103 dB, an impedance of 46 ohms, a 30-foot wireless range, NFC connectivity, and a 20-hour battery life.
Bose QuietControl 30
Bose is one of the more well-known brands in the noise cancelling headphone arena.
That’s because of many of their existing headphones, including the Bose QuietControl 30, which are a pair of closed earbuds that also feature Bose’s noise-cancelling technology.
To top that off, they weigh just 23g, have a 10-hour battery life, 33ft wireless range, and NFC.
Bose QuietComfort 35
The QuietComfort 35 is Bose’s flagship noise cancelling headphone and are completely wireless, meaning that you can enjoy noise-cancellation without the wires.
They weigh just 0.68 pounds, feature a closed design and have a 20+-hour battery life.
Bose QuietComfort 25
The Bose QuietComfort 25 are a slightly cheaper pair of noise-cancelling headphones from Bose. These weigh just 0.68 pounds, feature a closed design, and a battery life.
However, they are not wireless like the 35 is.
They do last for about 35-hours via three AAA batteries.
Philips Fidelio NC1
The Fidelio NC1 from Philips are as elegant as its name suggests.
They feature two 1.5-inch Neodymium dynamic drivers which produce a frequency response of 7-25,000Hz, a sensitivity of 107 dB, and an impedance of 16 ohm.
To top that off, the NC1 also features a 25+-hour battery life.
Sennheiser Momentum 2.0 Wireless
Sennheiser’s Momentum 2.0 Wireless headphones are a sleek and wireless version of the Momentum 2.
The design of the headphones look like nothing else with a half and half design that meets a metal band with a leather bad.
And of course, they have noise-cancelling technology inside.
Sennheiser PXC 550
Sennheiser also has another noise-cancelling headphone called the PXC 550, which features a design that is focused towards the pro.
To top that off, they also feature specs for the pro, including 40mm Dual-Layered Diaphragm Dynamic drivers, a 20Hz to 20kHz frequency response, a wireless range of up to 30 meters and a battery life of around 8 hours.
This all weighs just 0.7 pounds.