What are the best headphones to use in noisy environments?

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    #1Sony MDR-1000X

    Sony MDR-1000X

    Sony is one the greatest technology brands in the world. The MDR 1000x headphones are he ultimate sound machine if you are looking for avoiding external noise. They also can work as wired or wireless headphones. 

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    $399.99

    Matthew Gonzalez
    Written on September 12, 2017
    "These are some nice weight headphones for traveling. They help take out all the noise around you, making it more peacfull."
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    #2Panasonic RP-HTX7

    Panasonic RP-HTX7

    The Panasonic RP-HTX7 headphones count with an effective design that isolates sound while having a light weight. They are a great option for mobile use like practising sports.

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    Amber Woods
    Written on September 12, 2017
    "The headphones are not noise canceling so they would not be the best headphones for a noisy environment. Noise canceling headphones aren't meant to to completely block out noise either."
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    #3Sennheiser PXC 550

    Sennheiser PXC 550

    Sennheiser is always a quality guarantee and this model is not an exception. The PXC 550 counts with active noise cancelling, an overall full sound (thanks to its great bass and detailed highs) and wireless connection.

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    Megan Ford
    Written on October 8, 2017
    "While I am home and my roommates are here as well I find that using these high quality wireless earphones are a must. These cancel out and let me enjoy my music with perfect sound without disturbing the others in the house. Perfect for dorms as well."
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    #4Panasonic 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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    Ryan Hart
    Written on September 12, 2017
    "Great Sound for way cheaper than the competition. I'm an audiophile, and honestly I couldn't tell the difference between these and headphones that are $300 more. I couldn't even hear anything while in the plane either, it was silent from the outside world!"
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    #5Bluephonic 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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    Vincent Gonzalez
    Written on November 11, 2017
    "I have real noisy co-workers. To shut them out so I can work I use Bluephonic Wireless Sport. It has helped me so much by helping me drown out other peoples conversations. It works the best compared to my other sets I own. I highly recommend these for people in loud environments like me."
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    #6Audio 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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    Andrea Kelley
    Written on September 12, 2017
    "It seems like noise cancelling headphones in this price point are hard to come by with even halfway decent ratings. So even though it doesn't have a full four store review, I don't think you can count it out. In addition to this, they're only earbuds, so you have to adjust your expectations."
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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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    Ann Howard
    Written on September 12, 2017
    "Bose is pretty much the leader when it comes to all things headphones, and these are no different. It's perfect for when you really need to get down to work, block out crying babies on the plane, or even when you want a great environment for meditation."
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    #8Polk 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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    Jorge Luis Paredes
    Written on September 12, 2017
    "For one these are earbuds and not headphones but they aren't even the best for noisy rooms. I suggest something like the bose headphones for this usecase. "
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    #9AKG 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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    Benjamin Walters
    Written on September 12, 2017
    "This isn't a bad solution at all, but I'm always iffy when it comes to noise cancelling in-ear things. If the buds are too small or too big for you then it really isn't fulfilling. So this will be a case by case instance. That aside the quality is there, but I'd definitely suggest over ear instead, unless you really want low profile."
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    #10TaoTronics 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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    Judy Payne
    Written on September 12, 2017
    "TaoTronics Bluetooth Headphones are designed to give you a clear sound, no matter where you are at. The headphone isolates and blocks out all the hustle and bustle of the world while providing you with crystal clear sound to draw you into your music. Perfect for working out, when you need to forget everything and just get into your workout and music. When its not convenient to have your headphones in, you can use the magnets that come with them to attache them around your neck. "
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    #11Samsung Galaxy Headphones

    Samsung Galaxy Headphones

    These headphones are compatible with Samsung Galaxy S7, S6, Note 5, J7 and J3. They have a microphone incorporated, which makes it perfect for free hands conversations through your Samsung device. 

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    $7.99

    Melissa Hicks
    Written on January 23, 2018
    "These are a great source for hands free, and the cost is extremely low. The sound is very good and it seems to block out a lot of the sound a round you. I use this in my office environment because people can get pretty loud here.."
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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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    Russell Garrett
    Written on October 17, 2017
    "For some reason these are listed as headphones when they're actually ear buds. Though they do what they imply, they produce sound and cancel sound from outside sources. I did have an issue with the earbuds falling out on occasion, not sure if that's a design issue or an issue with my ear structure. Either way they're fairly priced."
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    #13Google 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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    Vishal Subramanium
    Written on January 13, 2018
    "These are earbuds from a popular brand, but are also extremely expensive, and likely not what I would want to cancel noise while using them. These are very nice, but not what I want for this search."
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    #14Oppo PM-3

    Oppo PM-3

    The OPPO PM-3 is a pair of closed-back planar magnetic headphones that combines elegant styling with noise isolation, isolating you from external noise while preventing sound leakage.

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    Eugene Bell
    Written on November 10, 2017
    "Very expensive!!! can't believe anyone would pay that much for headphones. i'm sure there are cheaper ones."
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    #15BASN H1001

    BASN H1001

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

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    Melissa Montgomery
    Written on November 15, 2017
    "I have tried a number of different headphones and so far the BASN H1001 Tangle Free Headphones are my favorite. They are the most comfortable in-ear headphones I've tried and they do a great job with noise cancellation. The microphone does a great job of picking up mostly my voice and ignoring background noise. Great for phone calls or listening to music in noisy environments!"
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    #16Philips M1MKIIBK/27 Fidelio

    Philips M1MKIIBK/27 Fidelio

    Melding best-in-class sound and true comfort in an iconic design, the Philips Fidelio M1MKII is expertly engineered and crafted for high definition music enjoyment. Its light yet sturdy design also ensures superb noise isolation on the go.

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    Timothy Medina
    Written on November 13, 2017
    "The acoustic seal on these headphones really sets them apart in isolating background noise. I have used these headphones in crowded environments and never hear any background interference. The audio quality is excellent no matter where you listen!"
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    #17Parrot Zik 2.0

    Parrot Zik 2.0

    Parrot Zik 2.0 are wireless headphones that feature a noise-canceling technology. This is available in different colors. It has up to 6-hours of playtime in Bluetooth mode.

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    $199.99

    Lorenzo Gálvez
    Written on May 6, 2018
    "This will allow a user to have noise cancelling headphones without the pesky wire in their way. With 6 hours of continuous use it is more than enough time to utilize the product while you are out and about."
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    #18NoiseHush 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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    Isabel Castellanos
    Written on November 26, 2017
    "I am the father of five small children. I work from home. I NEEDED something to cancel out all the noise. These work great. I can't even hear my two year old throwing a tantrum. Don't worry, he's being cared for by someone else."
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    #19Sony XB950B1

    Sony XB950B1

    Sony XB950B1 are over-ear headphones that feature a high-quality wireless audio with Bluetooth and NFC, plus LDAC, The Sony Connect App optimize your sound settings adjusting bass levels and selecting preset functions.

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    Lauren Delgado
    Written on November 21, 2017
    "When my Beats broke, I was looking for a cheaper option for immediate use while I worked with the warranty department on replacing my Beats. These headphones have a ton of bass to them right from the factory settings. I appreciate that I can fine tune this setting. They do not have Active Noise Cancelling, which is something I really need in a busy area when I'm trying to "reset" my mind."
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    #20Betron DC950

    Betron DC950

    The in-ear DC950 has a bass that goes deeper than deep and crisp clean trebles that hit higher than you would expect. A great feature of in-ear headphones is their ability to passively noise isolate, giving you the ability to listen to your music at much lower and safer volumes.

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    Jenny Zhou
    Written on November 26, 2017
    "I would prefer something over the head so it cancels out background noise more. These would probably function ok but I think they would let in a lot of ambient noise and ruin my experience. "
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    #21Parrot Zik

    Parrot Zik

    Parrot Zik is a wireless headphones that feature a noise-canceling technology. This is also designed with a touch-control setting and a head detection sensor. It also includes a built-in microphone.

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    Thomas Garrett
    Written on April 28, 2018
    "These headphones are great for noise cancellation, but it sacrifices audio quality for that. Also, the battery only lasts a few hours, meaning this is only good for short trips."
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    #22Beats Solo HD

    Beats Solo HD

    The Beats Solo HD over ear headphones offer you a clearer sound with deeper bass. They include a built-in microphone and remote control to make and receive calls. Build of durable and flexible material, they have a metal strip to reinforce their structure. Available in different colors.

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    Arauf lala
    Written on February 15, 2018
    "its a good solution for person this is only you have parchase $23"

Summary

Best What are the best headphones to use in noisy environments
RankSolutionsTypeVotesPrice
1Sony MDR-1000XElectronics 109 Paid
2Panasonic RP-HTX7Electronics 66 Paid
3Sennheiser PXC 550Electronics 62 Paid
4Panasonic drops360° Premium Electronics 54 Paid
5Bluephonic Wireless SportElectronics 53 Paid
6Audio Technica ATH-ANC33iSElectronics 48 Paid
7Bose QuietComfort 20 HeadphonesElectronics 47 Paid
8Polk Audio AM6617-A UltraFocus Electronics 38 Paid
9AKG K391 NCElectronics 36 Paid
10TaoTronics TT-BH19USElectronics 34 Paid
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