What are the best noise cancelling headphones?

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    #1Oppo 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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    Julio César del Ángel
    Written on April 18, 2018
    "I would argue that these are the greatest sounding cans at this price point (and even many of the more expensive ones). I got to compare the sound to the new Sony 1000x that people are loving at the same price and when it comes to sound the PM-3's are better by a good margin. Like many other reviews have pointed out, you are able to hear nuance to sound in music that you would have never known existed otherwise. This helps you really appreciate well crafted sound and sort of cringe at poor quality audio (though still pleasant). These are for the audio purist, if you don't care about the fad features like blue tooth, noise canceling, etc. and just want the quality of what you are listening to be as pure and beautiful as possible, these are the ones to go with. The PM-3's are also phenomenally well crafted, from the moment you take them out of the beautiful case it comes with you know you have a piece of audio tech art! "
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    #2Skullcandy INK'D

    Skullcandy INK'D

    Skullcandy INK'D is a wireless in-ear headphone with microphone and Bluetooth technology. This is lightweight and offers supreme sounds. Additionally, it has long-lasting with its eight-hours of battery life. 

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    Lauren Rogers
    Written on April 19, 2018
    "I received a pair of these headphones a month ago. Music and podcasts sound pretty nice and they work well with my iPhone. They are not really the color or style I would have chosen for myself, though."
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    #3RHA S500

    RHA S500
    Featuring a three year warranty and noise cancellation technology, these are a durable and reliable in-ear headphones. Thanks to the micro dynamic driver, you will get vibrant and immersive full-range sounds. 
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    Craig Castillo
    Written on January 29, 2018
    "This product are earbuds and not headphones. However, they provide good noise cancelling in a noisy environment."
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    #4AKG N60NC

    AKG N60NC

    AKG N60NC is a wireless headphone which will allow you to listen to your favorite jams using Bluetooth technology. Plus, with the noise-canceling technology, you will be able to use them in crowded areas without missing anything from your songs. 

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    Charles Collins
    Written on January 19, 2018
    "The noise cancelling features on these AKG headphones work well, but the sound quality overall leaves a bit to be desired, considering their price. It seems pointless to buy expensive headphones that work well at cancelling out outside noise, but cannot produce their own sounds at a similar level of quality. Perhaps consider a more well-known brand like Bose. "
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    #5Sennheiser 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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    Miguel Córdova
    Written on January 20, 2018
    "I got sick of hearing things outside of my headphones, so I picked up the Sennheiser PXC 550's and they are seriously awesome. Works perfect and great audio quality!"
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    #6Bose QuietComfort 25

    Bose QuietComfort 25

    The Bose QuietComfort 25 Acoustic Noise Cancelling headphones are compatible with iOs and Android devices with a revolutionary technology for noise cancelling. Also, it allows you to remote control your music and answer calls. Available in different colors.

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    Wayne Walters
    Written on January 25, 2018
    "These are some great noise cancelling headphones. The only problem for me is they are a bit expensive. The sound quality is good, but I believe can be found in other headphones for a better price. But these are pretty good."
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    #7Vsport® Bone

    Vsport® Bone

    Vsport® Bone Conduction is a multifunctional waterproof and noise cancellation wireless headphones.

    *NO LONGER AVAILABLE*

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    Vincent Gomez
    Written on January 31, 2018
    "The Vsport bone and a great sounding wireless headphone. They use a unique sound transfer method, direct to your bone."
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    #8Senso ActivBuds S-250

    Senso ActivBuds S-250
    The Senso ActivBuds S-250 Bluetooth headphones are specially designed for use during your workouts. They have an ergonomic design and offer you high fidelity sound with noise reduction and a long battery life.

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    Peter Newman
    Written on January 27, 2018
    "These headphones really aid me in my workout by allowing me to listen to my music free of interruption from external distractions, all while not having to worry about snagging my headphone cable on gym equipment. That having been said, for headphones of the in ear variety, having non molded ear buds is not going to provide a perfect seal and as such this wont be perfectly noise cancelling. The battery lasts a long time, but it is a pain when it does go out."
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    #9Ferrari AAV-2LFH007W

    Ferrari AAV-2LFH007W

    Powered by two AAA batteries, these headphones have an active noise cancellation system that will allow you to only listen to your favorite songs, without hearing anything from the outside. 

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    Vibhore Verma
    Written on January 24, 2018
    "These headphones work great and look really nice to i will defiantly buy these again."
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    #10Anker SoundBuds

    Anker SoundBuds

    High-Fidelity Sound: Connect your phone or tablet via Bluetooth 4.0 and instantly begin to enjoy crisp, skip-free stereo sound from up to 33-feet away. CVC 6.0 noise cancellation technology ensures that perfect sound is delivered to your ears each time. Incredible Playtime: SoundBuds provide an impressive 8-hour playtime on a single charge, allowing you to play through a week's worth of workouts! Comfortable Fit: Included S/M/L eartips and in-ear earhooks ensure a comfortable and secure fit for everyone. Neckband design prevents troublesome wires from tangling during your workout. (Playtime varies according to volume level and audio content)

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    Erika Villalobos
    Written on April 9, 2018
    "These are cheap at $8 and you get what you pay for. I wouldn't consider them noice cancelling at all. The left bud broke within a month of use. They are chap and pretty comfortable, so a good choice for a throw away pair, but nothing more."
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    #11Bose QuietComfort 35 Series

    Bose QuietComfort 35 Series

    World-class noise cancellation makes quiet sound quieter and music sound better. Volume-optimized EQ for balanced audio performance at any volume. Wireless convenience, with easy Bluetooth and NFC pairing aided by voice prompts. 20-hour battery life per charge; up to 40 hours in wired mode. Noise-rejecting dual-microphone system for clear calls even in windy environments

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    Bobby Guzman
    Written on January 29, 2018
    "these really due dentin the sound coming from everything around you. sound pretty decent but they are bose so thats a given. "
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    #12TaoTronics TT-BH17US

    TaoTronics TT-BH17US
    The TaoTronics TT-BH17US headphones allow you to listen to music anywhere thanks to their Bluetooth capability. With a retro style, they offer you up to 20 hours of playtime. They have noise cancellation technology and let you enjoy high quality, hands free phone calls with their mic. 

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    Jason Harrison
    Written on January 26, 2018
    "These TaoTronics headphones are some of the best noise cancelling headphones I've ever had the pleasure of using. The included microphone has allowed me to use them as a bluetooth headset for my phone as well which is a nice bonus."
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    #13Ausdom ANC8

    Ausdom ANC8

    The Ausdom ANC8 Bluetooth headphones allow you to listen to music anywhere. They feature a built-in microphone to make and receive calls and a long-lasting battery, as well as a noise reduction technology to enjoy more your music.

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    Ruth Patel
    Written on January 31, 2018
    "Noise Cancelling Bluetooth Headphones. They are wireless Over-Ear Headphones. It had super deep base function. Nice long battery life of 8 hours. "
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    #14JVC HANC250

    JVC HANC250

    JVC HANC250 Noise-Cancelling Headphones are wired quality headphones that offer exceptional sound isolation with its sound-insulating ear pads design. Noise reduction can be switched on and off to let you hear the person you are talking to.

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    Frank Jones
    Written on March 12, 2018
    "So my son needed some noise cancelling headphones and he wasn't so much of a sony fan so I got him the JVC HANC250. He loves them and so do I, he finally quit bothering me"
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    #15Audio-Technica ATH-ANC23

    Audio-Technica ATH-ANC23

    The ATH-ANC23 is a pair of in-ear headphones with active noise-cancelling system that isolates you from external sounds. These headphones reduce distracting noise up to 90%, allowing you to play your favorite music in a comfortable listening environment.

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    Zhao Gu
    Written on March 6, 2018
    "For in the ear buds I decided to give the Audio-Technica ATH-ANC23 a try. I was quite impressed with the comfort but not so much with the noise cancelling."
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    #16Audio-Technica ATH-ANC7B

    Audio-Technica ATH-ANC7B
    Audio-Technica ATH-ANC7B is a compact and lightweight noise-canceling headphone that reduces distracting sounds and offers a high-quality listening technology. It has a fold-flat design and comes with padded earcups for comfort.
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    Frank Walker
    Written on April 5, 2018
    "What a fantastic pair of headphones for such a low price! They're also really compact and good for those long weekend road trips. "
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    #17Sony 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

    Teresa Stephens
    Written on March 12, 2018
    "I needed noise-cancelling headphones for studying because my roommate is the worst. Sony MDR-1000X is sleek and has good sound."
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    #18Sony 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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    Walter Stevens
    Written on March 10, 2018
    "While they do what is intended, this product is not optimal in terms of utility and leaves much to be desired."
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    #19Bose QuietComfort 35 Series II

    Bose QuietComfort 35 Series II

    Bose QuietComfort 35 Series II is a wireless noise-canceling headphone. This headphone has earcups made with plush cushions for comfort. It comes with the built-in Google Assistant technology that activates tasks through voice command.

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    #20Bose QuietControl 30

    Bose QuietControl 30

    Bose QuietControl 30 are wireless Bluetooth headphones constructed from a lightweight yet durable materials. It has a noise-canceling feature that lets you listen clearly to the high-quality sound even in noisy environments.

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    Peter Zhang
    Written on March 15, 2018
    "Bose QuietControl 30 are great noise cancelling headphones. You can even increase or decrease the level of noise cancellation you are looking for throughout the day!"
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    #21Bose 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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    Willie Brewer
    Written on March 9, 2018
    "Nose cancelling headphones are an amazing thing to have when boarding a plane or riding the subway. That said I can not justify the price on these as headphones earbuds in general are amazingly easy to lose restricting where I can take them."
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    #22Audio 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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    Craig Cole
    Written on March 3, 2018
    "These are my favorite noise cancelling headphones in the world! They sound great and look it as well! And the noise cancelling is awesome as well! Well worth the money!"

Summary

Best What are the best noise cancelling headphones
RankSolutionsTypeVotesPrice
1Oppo PM-3Electronics 26 Paid
2Skullcandy INK'DElectronics 21 Paid
3RHA S500Electronics 20 Paid
4AKG N60NC Electronics 17 Paid
5Sennheiser PXC 550Electronics 16 Paid
6Bose QuietComfort 25Electronics 14 Paid
7Vsport® BoneElectronics 12 Paid
8Senso ActivBuds S-250Electronics 9 Paid
9Ferrari AAV-2LFH007W Electronics 7 Paid
10Anker SoundBuds Electronics 3 Paid
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