What are the best earbuds and in-ear headphones with active noise cancelling ?

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    #1Audio Technica ATH-ANC33iS

    Audio Technica ATH-ANC33iS
    ATH-ANC23 QuietPoint Active Noise-Cancelling In-Ear Headphones reduce distracting background noise by up to 90% while offering the superior sound that makes Audio-Technica a world-leading pro audio company.

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    Rose Lee
    Written on September 7, 2017
    "If you're a poor college student like me, then these are an alright headphone. I don't think the noise-cancelling is very good though, as I can still hear stuff going on around me. So I am disappointed in them in that aspect. "
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    #2Polk Audio AM6617-A UltraFocus

    Polk Audio AM6617-A UltraFocus
    UltraFocus 6000 is the most advanced in ear Active Noise Canceling headphone available. Unlike other ANC headphones, Polk has engineered an Optimized Active Tuning system that works in tandem with ANC technology to boost headphone performance into the realm of the astonishing. It creates an interior soundstage that is the closest you can get to the performance of a full on a home audio system. With two complementary noise canceling technologies, coupled with Polk's high-performance sound technology, the nearly weightless UltraFocus 6000 can really put you in The Zone. And with custom fitted in ear silicone ear pieces, the UltraFocus 6000 feels much better than jamming home audio speakers into your ears.

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    George Lee
    Written on September 7, 2017
    "These just aren't good. Unless you want to spend massive amounts of money, earbuds just never have good noise cancelling and this is a perfect example. Pretty bad in any mildly noisy environment. Looks nice though and the audio quality isn't that bad in a quiet place, but getting on the bus for example, I found it to be greatly lacking."
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    #3AKG K391 NC

    AKG K391 NC
    AKG K391 NC in-ear headphones turn a noisy space into a private concert or screening. Compact and easy to travel with, these noise-cancelling, in-ear headphones will make anything from a crowded airplane to a subway seem downright peaceful while delivering powerful, detailed sound directly to your ears. We've included a premium carrying bag, and an in-line microphone allows you to answer calls.

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    Marie Davis
    Written on September 7, 2017
    "I love the noise cancelling feature but the earbuds are a little pricey for me. They seem to be high quality but the in-line microphone seems bulky. I think they would be inconvenient to carry around."
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    #4Bluephonic Wireless Sport

    Bluephonic Wireless Sport

    The Bluephonic are a comfortable and stable headphones for runners, featuring fantastic audio performance with zone Bluetooth Stereo earbuds and CVC 6.0 noise canceling system to reduce background noise.


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    Patrick Alvarado
    Written on November 6, 2017
    "If you're searching for an inexpensive pair of in-ear headphones with active noise cancelling, you should definitely consider Bluephonic Wireless Sport. They're both ergonomic and quite stylish. I was surprised that they weren't much more expensive given how attractive they look. The noise cancelling feature works very well and the sound is exceptional for their price point. I was particularly impressed by how deep the bass was. You can sweat as much as you want and the headphones won't be affected, so they're a great option for workouts, yet the quality is high enough that you might just find yourself using them at home as well."
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    #5TaoTronics TT-BH19US

    TaoTronics TT-BH19US

    TaoTronics TT-BH19US headphones are snug and secure which is good for running, biking or in the gym. Its built-in magnets let you attach the two headphones together when not in use and can be worn like a necklace around your neck.


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    Charles Jensen
    Written on September 7, 2017
    "As somebody who works in a noisy environment, I always have Bluetooth headphones in to drown out some of the noise and to enjoy podcasts or music while I work. And earbuds with active noise cancelling would only be more beneficial. The fact that the TaoTronics Bluetooth Headphones are designed for exercise tell me that they are probably made for durability and long lasting comfort."
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    #6Yoozon YZ-BT10

    Yoozon YZ-BT10

    The Yoozon YZ-BT10 Bluetooth headphones are specially designed for travel, work, running or at the gym. They are sweat and waterproof and include a noise-canceling technology to enjoy your music without quality losing.


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    Christine Cole
    Written on November 11, 2017
    "I like Yoozon Bluetooth Headphones, they are very comfortable. They are great when I am jogging, the noise cancellation blocks out background noise. Of course now I have to get my son a pair because he always takes mine"
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    #7Bose QuietComfort 20 Headphones

    Bose QuietComfort 20 Headphones

    The QuietComfort 20 Acoustic Noise Cancelling are headphones completely immersive to focus on your music, relax or disconnect from the world.


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    Rosa María Herrera
    Written on September 23, 2017
    "These have the best quality sound and you dont have to worry about noise around you. Great for when you just want to immerse yourself in music and not be bothered by surrounding sounds"
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    #8Panasonic drops360° Premium

    Panasonic drops360° Premium

    The Drops 360° RP-HJX6M In-Ear Headphones deliver a full range of exceptional sound performance. Its premium 12mm coaxial dual neodymium magnet drivers produce a level of deep, rich bass and clear, high-treble tones (5Hz-25kHz).


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    Kevin Barnett
    Written on September 7, 2017
    "The Panasonic Premiums sound great, but they don't really actively cancel noise like most over the ear headphones. Amazon has a good page with a product description and cancellation isn't actively discussed. The page DOES give other noise cancellation results as recommendations."
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    #9Google Pixel Buds

    Google Pixel Buds

    Google Pixel Buds are comfortable wireless earbuds created by Google. With one-touch control of your music and Google Assistant, a smart voice assistant. Pixel Buds translate conversations in real-time, supports 40 different languages.


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    Lisa Peterson
    Written on January 7, 2018
    "Google Pixel Buds are a great accompaniment to your Google Pixel. It will translate conversations in real time for you in many different languages."
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    #10V-MODA Crossfade

    V-MODA Crossfade
    Crossfade M-100 are the world's first crowdsourced, lightweight metal, noise-isolating headphones. The modern audiophile sound signature is the winner of 20+ Editors' Choice Awards, including CNET & Voted #1 Headphones by DJ Mag back to back. Over 40% of the world's top 100 DJs use the Crossfade M-100 on stage, on the road and in the studio.

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    Ruth Ellis
    Written on November 10, 2017
    "V-MODA Crossfade is a great set of noise canceling headphones. They are over the ear and have such great sound. I also love the look of the headphones as well. "
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    #11Chic Tangle Free Arts

    Chic Tangle Free Arts

    Unlike regular earphone cords that wrap together to form a tangled mess, chicBuds Arts earbuds feature no-mess flat cords. They also offer a great quality of sound for a small price.


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    Amanda Larson
    Written on November 22, 2017
    "I really liked this idea! The website offers high quality earbuds at reasonable prices."
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    #12Sony MDR-NC13

    Sony MDR-NC13
    The MDR-NC13 is a pair of in ear headphones with closed and dynamic design. It features a 50 MW noise canceling system that isolates you from external sounds for a better sound experience.



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    Irene Villa
    Written on November 12, 2017
    "I have bought many noise cancelling earphone and they have all been a joke. Finally Sony brings decades of tech know how and delivers!"
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    #13SoundMAGIC E10BT

    SoundMAGIC E10BT
    SoundMAGIC E10BT High-grade audio and innovative design made the SoundMAGIC E10 an award winning contender in the portable listening world. With the E10BT version SoundMAGIC have taken the celebrated design a step further by adding the latest Bluetooth wireless connectivity with high-resolution sound. Retaining the same compelling bass and musical detail as the wired model, the E10BT plays non-stop wireless music for up to 12 hours in high-fidelity with 16-bit resolution. SoundMAGIC's engineers have carefully tuned the E10BT drivers to reproduce a heavy but clear bottom end.

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    Gary Stewart
    Written on October 16, 2017
    "The sound quality of these earbuds were pretty nice, however, the caps wouldn't quite fit or stay in my ears for every long. I had to go out to get better pieces that would fit in my ears, but otherwise they're very nice."
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    #14Sony MDR-NC31EM

    Sony MDR-NC31EM

    Sony MDR-NC31EM is in-ear earbuds with a noise-canceling feature to provide best music listening experience. It is compatible with all devices that have 3.5 mm 5-pole audio connector.


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    Samantha Wade
    Written on March 11, 2018
    "I'm a marathon runner and am always looking for better headphones to keep out noise so that I can stay focused on my runs. I found the Sony MDR-NC31EM earbuds and ordered them without really looking at the reviews. I guess I should have read them before I purchased. While comfortable, they are not noise cancelling. Would not purchase again."
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    #15Sennheiser IE80 Headphone

    Sennheiser IE80 Headphone

    The IE 80 has high-fidelity stereo sound and high noise blocker with beautiful design. It also has interchangeable cable.


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    Louis Rose
    Written on February 22, 2018
    "These headphones are great you will not regret spending the money on this"
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    #16Sony MDR-XB90EX

    Sony MDR-XB90EX

    Sony MDR-XB90EX  offers high-quality sound that complements your extra bass. The angled-duct will allow you to hear the high range sounds.


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    David Watkins
    Written on February 22, 2018
    "I got these as a gift. they sound good. they fit in my head. I have a problem with earphones being uncomfortable, but these are good. I leave them in for a long time so I would know. Definitely a buy, from me!"
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    #17NoiseHush NX80

    NoiseHush NX80

    Premium speakers, gold-plated connectors, and 8mm neodymium drivers, these in-ear headphones deliver dynamic, high-fidelity stereo sound. Natural noise isolation blocks distracting ambient sound so you can hear the crisp, clear sound without interruption.


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    Tiffany Franklin
    Written on November 18, 2017
    "After trying a million different ear buds ... all I can say is: long, flat wires! These are great and lie flat in my ears. They are not too expensive either so I bought another pair just to keep in my car with me."
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    #18BASN H1001

    BASN H1001

    1001 features High-Definition Dynamic Driver with powerful neodymium magnet for detailed sound with impressive noise isolation.


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    Katherine Kennedy
    Written on November 20, 2017
    "BASN H1001 tangle free headphones are a cool gadget with a sleek and stylish look. My son uses it at school and even for travel. It's easy to carry and the best part is that they don't get tangled like other earbuds or headphones. The sound quality is excellent and the noise cancelling feature is great. "


Best What are the best earbuds and in-ear headphones with active noise cancelling
1Audio Technica ATH-ANC33iSElectronics 10 Paid
2Polk Audio AM6617-A UltraFocus Electronics 8 Paid
3AKG K391 NCElectronics 8 Paid
4Bluephonic Wireless SportElectronics 7 Paid
5TaoTronics TT-BH19USElectronics 4 Paid
6Yoozon YZ-BT10Electronics 2 Paid
7Bose QuietComfort 20 HeadphonesElectronics 1 Paid
8Panasonic drops360° Premium Electronics 1 Paid
9Google Pixel BudsElectronics 1 Paid
10V-MODA Crossfade Electronics 0 Paid

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