You’re probably thinking, why you should spend a fortune on noise-cancellation earphones, when your $10 creative earbuds are decent enough. A lot of audiophiles remain skeptic about noise-cancellation headphones. They say that these devices do not provide the best bang for your buck, are bulky and hinder the audio quality. We agree, a good pair of noise cancellation headphones can cost upwards of $80 and can make a tiny dent on your music’s audio quality.
However, what if want to listen to Frank Sinatra on your train commute or Bob Marley when mowing the lawn? Grab yourself, any of the noise cancellation headphones below for under $200, that could effectively melt you in Sinatra’s voice, even on a crowded train or help Kenny G put you to sleep on a flight with a lot of crying babies.
What a noise canceling headphones for a bargain? Look here!
BÖHM Wireless Bluetooth Headphones
The BOHM is a wireless headphone that can be connected to your phone via its Bluetooth. There are 2 color options that you can choose from. The device features Bluetooth 4.0, the latest standard in Bluetooth connectivity, so it is going to compatible with most of your future phones. The battery supports music for upto 18 hours and only takes 3 hours for a full charge. The device is an awesome buy for this price, since it packs a great sound quality and looks good. However, the build is a little fragile and may not be suitable for certain users.
The QuitePoint headphones by Audio-Technica features powerful active noise-cancellation features that can block upto 90% of unwanted ambient noise. These headphones feature a pair of specially designed earcups that offer the most comfortable fit, that many noise-cancellation headphones fail to offer. While the QuietPoint offers a light-weight, compact device, the headphones are not very easy on the eyes. Audio-Technica could’ve concentrated a bit more on the device’s design. However, you can buy it for the device’s sound quality, which is on par with more expensive brands of headphones.
Sennheiser PXC 250 II Collapsible Noise-Canceling Headphones
Sennheiser is known for its high-quality headphones but are not as popular as Bose when it comes to noise-cancellation ones. The PXC 250 is one of the most affordable models offered by the company and features powerful magnets for reproducing good quality music while also significantly reducing ambient noise. These headphones are unique in not featuring a rechargeable battery. The active noise-cancellation feature runs on AAA batteries and a single battery can play music for 50 hours with noise-cancellation. You might be a little put off to find that these headphones are not wireless, but you might want to consider the fact that you can use these headphones for noise-cancellation alone without even playing music. This is a great feature for frequent travellers who would like to sleep on their flights.
Airplane Active Noise Cancelling Headphones by NOONTEC
As the name implies, the device has been designed with frequent flight travelers in mind. The device features powerful noise-cancellation features using NOONTEC’s advanced technology, that can effectively block the Airplane’s blaring engine noise. The device can connect to your phone via its 3.5mm jack which also features a airplane audio jack that can easily connect to your in-flight entertainment system. The active noise-cancellation is powered by a AAA battery. A single battery can last upto 60 hours of music with active noise-cancellation on this device.
The headphones offer a phenomenal 99% noise-cancellation feature using Philips’ Active Shield Pro technology. This device can connect to two devices at once via Bluetooth and you can choose to play music from any of the devices without making a connection switch. The device also features an in-built mic which enables you to answer calls, from any of the two devices hands-free using its talk mode. The device is powered by a rechargeable battery, that can play music for upto 16 hours, with active noise-cancellation on a full charge. Not being able to charge this device while playing music, can be a minor hassle.
Sony MDR-10RNC Premium
This product is a premium offering from Sony, which has been offered in just one color – White. It features an awesome design that Sony is known for and packs a deep response to bass. The device is lightweight and offers a smug fit for almost everybody. Sony claims that the 40mm driver that the device features was specially developed for an outstanding audio quality. Even though the device offers a tight fit around the ears, it is unable to actively block outside noise while playing music at low volume. Even though the device’s noise-cancellation seems to be more effective at higher volumes, there seems to a leakage in sound.
AKG K490NC High-Performance Active Noise-Cancelling Headphones
This offering from AKG features the extraordinary audio-quality that AKG’s products are known for. The device can easily be folded since they come with a unique 3D folding mechanism. The device also comes with a free premium carrying case, which has been beautifully designed. This is the most easy to pack and carry pair of noise-cancellation headphones in this range. The device is also the best looking built with a premium material. However, the noise-cancellation is not very powerful and the device is known for its sound leakage at higher volumes.