Best Noise-Cancelling Headphones

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Best Noise-Cancelling Headphones - Headphone Charts

Do you ever get tired of your music being interrupted by loud outside noises when you are trying to listen without distraction? With the amazingly clever technology of active noise cancellation, you can now focus on your music and ONLY your music, because your headphones now have the ability to block out unwanted sounds from ever making to your ears in the first place! Our Best Noise Cancelling Headphones list offer the best ANC headphones currently available on the market.

# 10

Denon AHGC20 Globe Cruiser

Denon AHGC20 Globe Cruiser

Headphone Charts Score (?) : 77.6

While durability is a bit of an issue, if you take care of them, the Globe Cruisers will offer you amazing sound and great ANC.
  • Wireless/Bluetooth
  • Each earcup has dual microphones
  • Up to 20 hours of wireless listening
  • Proprietary active noise cancellation
  • Can fully recharge in as little as 3 hours
  • Amplifier Suggested (?): Yes
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Denon AHGC20 Globe Cruiser - Amazon

# 9

Monoprice Hi Fi ANC Headphones

Monoprice Hi Fi ANC

Headphone Charts Score (?) : 78.4

At right around $100, these Monoprice Hi Fi cans offer the best active noise cancellation for anyone on a budget.
  • Solid sound reproduction for the price
  • Comes with nice zippered nylon storage case
  • Can also be used in passive noise cancellation mode
  • Battery can offer up to 50 hours of noise cancellation
  • Noise cancellation powered by 1 AAA battery (included)
  • Amplifier Suggested (?): No

Monoprice Hi-Fi ANC Headphones - Amazon

# 8

Audio Technica ATH-ANC9 QuietPoint Noise-Cancelling Headphones

Audio Technica ATH-ANC9 QuietPoint Noise-Cancelling Headphones - Over-Ear Headphones

Headphone Charts Score (?) : 78.6

Audio-Technica's ATH-ANC9 QuietPoint headphones use proprietary active noise-cancelling technology to provide private listening in areas with high ambient noise.
  • Inline microphone for answering calls & music controls
  • Audio functions (in passive mode) even without the battery
  • Luxurious memory foam padding on headband and earcups
  • 40 mm drivers for crystal-clear high-fidelity audio reproduction
  • Active noise-cancelling technology reduces noise by up to 95%
  • Amplifier Suggested (?): Yes
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Audio Technica ATH-ANC9 QuietPoint - Amazon

# 7

Sony MDR-ZX770BN Headphones

Sony MDR-ZX770BN Headphones - Closed-Back Headphones

Headphone Charts Score (?) : 83.2

One of Sony's more highly regarded headphone models, the MDR-ZX770BN offer high quality sound reproduction and powerful active noise cancellation.
  • Wireless/Bluetooth
  • One-touch pairing with NFC
  • 40mm drivers emit rich sound
  • Earcups swivel for a custom fit
  • Eliminates almost all ambient noise
  • Amplifier Suggested (?): No

Sony MDR-ZX770BN - Amazon

# 6

PSB M4U 2 Headphones

PSB M4U 2 Headphones - Closed-Back Headphones

Headphone Charts Score (?) : 83.6

More known for their loudspeakers than headphones, PSB has made several high quality headphone models recently, including this active noise cancelling gem.
  • Foldable for easy storage
  • Adjustable headband fits all
  • Excellent active noise cancellation
  • In-line remote and microphone for clear voice calls
  • Built-in headphone amp for increased power in ANC mode
  • Amplifier Suggested (?): Yes
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PSB M4U 2 - Amazon

# 5

Bose QuietComfort 25 Headphones

Bose QuietComfort 25

Headphone Charts Score (?) : 85.2

Active noise cancellation is Bose's bread and butter, and they do a great job with it! The QC25s have dominated the ANC market for years.
  • Lightweight design
  • In-line mic with remote
  • NOT Bluetooth enabled
  • Can be worn all day with no discomfort
  • Offers a deep and powerful sound signature
  • Amplifier Suggested (?): No

Bose QuietComfort 25 - Amazon

# 4

Sennheiser PXC 450 Headphones

Sennheiser PXC 450 Headphones - Over-Ear Headphones

Headphone Charts Score (?) : 85.6

Sennheiser's most comfortable active noise cancelling headphones, these big boys comfortably rest over your ears and provide superior sound and noise cancellation.
  • Adaptive baffle damping
  • Patented Duofol diaphragm
  • Neutral, accurate sound signature
  • Comes with soft case, 2 audio adapters, batteries
  • NoiseGard technology blocks out upwards of 90% of unwanted sound
  • Amplifier Suggested (?): Yes
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Sennheiser PXC 450 - Amazon

# 3

BeoPlay H8 Headphones

BeoPlay H8 Headphones - On-Ear Headphones

Headphone Charts Score (?) : 85.6

The B&O Play H8s scream luxury both internally and externally. Beautiful to look at and even more beautiful to listen to.
  • Tasty Bang & Olufsen sound
  • Features a 2 year limited warranty
  • Incredibly soft and comfortable earpads
  • Lightweight, wireless, on-ear headphones
  • Only 255g, you will barely feel them on your head
  • Amplifier Suggested (?): No

BeoPlay H8 - Amazon

# 2

Bose QuietComfort 35 Headphones

Bose QuietComfort 35 Headphones - Over-Ear Headphones

Headphone Charts Score (?) : 87.2

The hottest ANC headphones currently on the market, the newly released QC35s are Bose's latest and greatest over-ear ANC headphones, with amazing sound and noise cancelling.
  • Volume optimized EQ
  • ANC works well even in wind
  • The successor to the classic QC25 model
  • Bose's first wireless ANC over-ear headphone
  • Charge is good for up to 20 hours of playback
  • Amplifier Suggested (?): No

Bose QuietComfort 35 - Amazon

# 1

Sennheiser Momentum 2.0 On-Ear Wireless Headphones

Sennheiser Momentum 2.0 On-Ear Wireless - On-Ear Headphones

Headphone Charts Score (?) : 88.6

Sennheiser MOMENTUM 2.0 On-Ear Wireless lets you experience crystal-clear sound without being attached to a cable. This headset sets the benchmark for performance, style and comfort in the wireless headphone category
  • Headphones Weight: 7.4 ounces
  • Closed back, on-ear design featuring Bluetooth technology
  • 2 microphones improve voice quality & remove external noise
  • 22 hour battery life with both Bluetooth and Noise Gard activated
  • Noise Gard hybrid active noise cancellation blocks ambient noise
  • Amplifier Suggested (?): No

Sennheiser Momentum 2.0 - Amazon

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