Top 5 Best Noise Reduction Headphones
|1) Bose QuietComfort 25||2) RHA MA750i||3) Plantronics Backbeat Pro||4) Bose QuietComfort 20i||5) Logitech UE 6000|
|Average User Rating||(4.6 / 5)||(4.4 / 5)||(4.6 / 5)||(4.4 / 5)||(4.2 / 5)|
|Wireless Range||N/A||N/A||Up to 100m||N/A||N/A|
|Charging Source||N/A||N/A||USB port or USB wall charger||USB port or USB wall charger||N/A|
|Batteries Required (included)||1 x AAA||N/A||1 x Non replaceable Lithum-ion (Rechargable)||Built-in battery (Rechargable)||2 x AAA|
|Charge Time||N/A||N/A||Up to 3 hours||Up to 2 hours||N/A|
|Playback Time||Up to 35 hours||N/A||Up to 24 hours||Up to 16 hours||Up to 40 hours|
|Controls on Headphones||Music/Volume and Phone calls||Music/Volume and Phone calls||Music/Volume and Phone calls||Music/Volume and Phone calls||Music/Volume and Phone calls|
|Most Compatible With||iPods, iPhones and iPads||iPods, iPhones and iPads||All compatible audio devices|
Detachable audio cable (included) works best with Apple devices
|iPhones, iPads and selected iPods (Bose QuietComfort 20i)|
Most Android, Windows and Blackbery phones (Bose QuietComfort 20)
|iPods, iPhones and iPads|
|Foldable||Yes (Case included)||Yes (Case included)||No (Case included)||Yes (Case included)||Yes (Case included)|
|Warranty||2 year||3 year||2 year||2 year||2 year|
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A Guide To The Best Noise Reduction Headphones
Noise reduction headphones aims to maximise your music listening experience by combating unwanted ambient noise by using active noise control. Although these headphones will usually be used to enjoy your music more, it can also be used without music just to relax or sleep.
If you’ve decided that you want noise reduction headphones then we hope our table can help you decide what the best noise reduction headphones are. If you’re still researching and unsure on what type of headphones you want then you can check out our guide on the different types of headphones.
How To Choose The Best Noise Reduction Headphones
When deciding on the best noise cancelling headphones to buy, there are several factors which should be taken into account:
Type – The most common type tends to be the over-ear style, although you can get the on-ear and in-ear styles as well.
Wireless – Most noise cancelling headphones are wired although there are very few which are wireless such as the Plantronics Backbeat Pro as shown on the table above. If you want a wider selection of wireless headphones to choose from but it won’t be noise cancelling then click here.
Battery type – The majority of noise cancelling headphones will require batteries in order for the noise cancelling function to work, the batteries can either be built-in and are charged through a USB port or AAA batteries.
If you’re going to be using the headphones for long journeys or you’re always on the move and probably won’t get a chance to charge the battery for the headphones then going for one which takes AAA batteries might be ideal. On the other hand it’s cheaper to go for one with a built-in battery.
Built-in mic – Most of the headphones will conveniently come with a built-in mic but look out for the ones that don’t as you wouldn’t want to unplug and take your headphones off your head just to take a phone call.
After analysing and researching each individual noise cancelling headphone, we’ve compiled that information into an easy to read table. The ratings are based on:
Price – Does the functions of the headphone justify the price? Of course the headphones which cost over £200 will usually have more features and be of higher quality but if there are other headphones on the market a lot cheaper with similar or slightly less features and quality then the expensive headphones won’t rank as high on our table.
Features – What functions does the headphones offer? We’ll be carefully analysing the headphones which offer functions to make your life more convenient.
Usability – Closely related to features, can the headphones be used for different occasions? E.g – Is it practical to use for exercising?
Quality – What quality of materials has been used in the construction of the headphones?