The Best Headphones for Noise Cancelling

Shut out the world with these excellent headphones that are great with noise cancelling. 


Looking for a new pair of headphones for travel or leisure? If you’re looking to enter the market, we suggest choosing a quality pair of noise cancelling cans to drown the rest of the world out.

If you want to pick up the best of the best, choose one of these absolutely fantastic riffs on the typical headphones you see in stores. These are special in that they’ll eliminate outside noise to make sure all you have to focus on is the music.

1. Bose QuietComfort 35 II Wireless Bluetooth Headphones

These sleek headphones may seem a bit pricey, but they’re absolutely excellent at what they do. They’re compatible with any Bluetooth device, include a built-in rechargeable battery, and serve up 20 hours of battery life when you turn on active noise cancelling. They’re extremely comfortable and sleek – especially that nice black color they come in, so they won’t look goofy sitting on your head. Most importantly, they do exactly what they say: eliminate background noise so you can focus on your music and that alone.

2. Sony WH-1000XM3 Wireless Noise Cancelling Stereo Headphones

These attractive headphones are more than just a “pretty face” in the world of audio. They’re also excellent at cancelling the effects of outside noise. You can barely hear anything else when you rock these bad boys. Plus, they support Google Assistant and Alexa support, which makes them useful for just about any situation. They use USB-C for charging, feature fantastically comfortable padding, and they’re overall a great choice for anyone looking to up their noise cancelling game.

3. Sennheiser PXC 550 Wireless Adaptive Noise Cancelling Headphones

Sennheiser is a name known for its trusted prowess when it comes to audio, and this pair of noise cancelling headphones is no different. They come packing remarkable sound quality NoiseGard adaptive noise cancellation that excels at its job, and a microphone in case you want to turn around and use these headphones as a way to talk to others on the go or at home. They’re lightweight, comfortable, and also compatible with Sennheiser’s CapTune app, which lets you tune your music to your liking.

4. Samsung AKG N700NC Over-Ear Foldable Wireless Headphones

AKG N700NC headphones are sold by Samsung but designed by Harman and have that company’s signature sound. They can be used in either Bluetooth mode or connected via a standard 3.5mm male-to-3.5mm male cord. They’re compact, but cup the ear well enough to provide some noise cancellation by default. With active noise cancelling only the loudest sounds get through. These make a great set of high-quality travel headphones. They’re foldable, so they’re easy to store, but give you the sound quality you expect from a larger, non-foldable pair of headphones.

5. Bowers & Wilkins PX Active Noise Cancelling Wireless Headphones

You’ve got to love the understated design of the Bowers & Wilkins PX headphones. It’s minimalistic and speaks of a refined product. Luckily, it’s not all show either. PX headphones sound amazing and has build-in sensors that add those nice little touches like stopping playback when you take them off.

The Bowers & Wilkins PX has several different modes of active noise canceling which helps you get just the right amount without triggering that “empty” feeling in your periphreal hearing that some ANC causes. Also, the PX uses USB-C to charge, so you can play and charge them with the same cord you use to charge most recent phones.