best noise-cancelling headphones: Sony WH-1000XM3
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+$Looking for the best noise-cancelling headphones? You're in the right place. In this guide, we'll run through the top options on the market right now. Finding the best noise-cancelling headphones for you will depend upon a range of different factors, including sound quality, design, comfort, price, and exactly how effective they are at cutting out the background noise.

+$Before we reveal our picks, let's briefly explore what you should be looking for in your new noise-cancelling headphones. Not sure you need noise-cancelling? Take a look at our guide to the最好的无线耳机周围。

+$Choosing the best noise-cancelling headphones

+$The key thing to look for when selecting the best noise-cancelling headphones is active noise control (ANC) technology. ANC isolates external noise – whether it’s coming from an engine, chatty workmates, or a busy train carriage – and neutralises it using hi-tech circuitry, leaving you with an audio feed free from ambient intrusion. Put simply, it actively removes all background noise. Or at least that’s the hope.

+$You can then either fill the empty soundstage with your own music, or simply use your noise-cancelling headphones to block out your surroundings and help you focus.

+$Active noise-cancelling was first developed in the 1950s to enable pilots to communicate in noisy cockpits. It wasn’t until the mid-'80s Bose created the first commercially available headsets to feature ANC, making it the go-to brand for noise-cancelling headphones for quite some time. However, more recently, the likes of Sony, Plantronics, and Sennheiser have all produced ANC headphones that compete with Bose in almost every respect.

+$Beyond ANC, you will also need to think about fit and comfort, weight, codec support, durability and general sound quality. The best noise-cancelling headphones do typically come with a hefty pricetag, but it's worth noting that there are often  great黑色星期五和网络星期一优惠+$on headphones, so that can be a good time to bag a bargain.


+$The best noise-cancelling headphones right now are the+$Sony WH-1000XM3s+$, With The Earlier索尼WH-1000XM2+$s also ranking highly, along with Bose+$QuietComfort 35 II+$. Let's take a closer look at all these, and the rest of our picks, plus where you'll find the best prices.


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+$(Image Credit: Sony)

+$01. Sony WH-1000XM3

+$The very best noise cancelling headphones right now

类型:+$Over-ear, Wireless |电池寿命:+$30 Hours |重量:+$780g

+$Fantastic Noise Cancellation
+$Top Sound Quality
+$Not so good for calls

+$The best noise-cancelling headphones available right now are the+$Sony WH-1000XM3+$. A combination of top-quality sound and unbeatable outside noise cancellation mean these over-ear headphones have picked up multiple awards. These are very similar to the previous model; the WH-1000XM2, also in this list. However, the tweaks that have been made – a USB-C input rather than microUSB, and improved comfort thanks to more padding along the bridge – are both welcome.

+$These cans feature aptX HD and Sony LDAC, both of which are great ways to listen to hi-res music wirelessly. Like Sony's other flagship headphones, these also include Google Assistant and Alexa support.


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+$(Image Credit: Bose)

+$(Image Credit: Bose)

+$02. Bose QuietComfort 35 II

+$Bose gives Sony a run for its money when it comes to noise-cancelling credentials

类型:+$Over-ear, Wireless |电池寿命:+$20+ Hours |重量:+$590g

+$Unbeatable ANC
+$Incredible Sound
+$Integrated Voice Assistant
+$Uninspiring Design
+$No Instant Mute
+$No Autoplay/pause

+$Coming in a close second are theBose QuietComfort 35 II+$s. Bose still rules the roost when it comes to flat-out noise-cancelling chops – the ANC on these is amazing. There's also incredible, soft, balanced, clear sound.

+$In terms of features, these were the first headphones in the world to incorporate Google's Voice Assistant. You don't need to yell 'Okay Google'; you can just press a button to interact with the assistant. The QC35 IIs will also read back notifications to you to save you from having to hunt out your smartphone. This will be exciting for some but irrelevant for others – if you fall into the latter camp, perhaps take a look at the previous+$QuietComfort 35s+$, which offer similar incredible sound and ANC.

+$Design-wise, the QC35 IIs are uninspiring, and we're not huge fans of the plastic build. There are better-looking cans out there if that matters to you – although they are very, very comfortable. They're also let down slightly by the fact that they don't currently support aptX, for streaming hi-res audio via Bluetooth.


+$(Image Credit: Sony)

+$(Image Credit: Sony)

+$(Image Credit: Sony)

+$(Image Credit: Sony)

+$03. Sony WH-1000XM2 headphones

+$A slightly older model, but still close to perfect

类型:+$Over Ear, Wireless |电池寿命:长达30小时|重量:+$275g


+$The version before our winners, the索尼WH-1000XM2+$are still very much worth a look – if you can get your hands on a pair (these are increasingly hard to find). Out of the box, the XM2s sound incredible, and they support aptX for streaming hi-res audio via Bluetooth. While these aren't as strong as the Bose when it comes to noise-cancelling, these still do a great job of blocking out lower frequency audio. The overall look isn't terribly exciting, but Sony has done well to pay attention to refining details, such as hiding the hinges on the earcups, giving the XM2s a premium feel.

+$When it comes to features, Sony has tried to innovate by adding gesture controls. Although these might flummox some, we found them intuitive and responsive. Swiping up or down on the right earcup controls the volume; tapping the earcup stops and starts playback; swiping back and forth selects previous and next tracks; and you can even place your hand over the earcup to lower the volume and allow ambient audio to enter the headphones.

+$Although it's a tight battle, we think the WH-1000XM2s are currently the best noise-cancelling headphones on the market, thanks to their combination of ANC, sound quality, comfort, and design.



+$04. Plantronics Backbeat PRO 2 headphones


类型:+$Over-ear, Wireless |电池寿命:最多24小时|重量:+$290g


你在一套好的通勤耳机中寻找什么?一些人的首选是噪音消除,以阻止高峰时间的持续。对于其他人来说,长电池寿命可能是最重要的。然后有些人需要耳机才能长时间保持舒适。该Plantronics Backbeat PRO 2耳机勾选所有这些盒子,然后一些。

Backbeat PRO 2重量仅为290克,可以一次佩戴数小时而不会感到不舒服。使用Class 1蓝牙发射器实现扩展连接,您应该可以达到330英尺的范围(并且它还支持aptX编解码器)。

PRO 2s的操作是通过两个耳罩上的一组触摸控制来完成的,并且左耳罩中还设有一个转轮,使您可以上下调节音量。

除了基础知识外,Pro 2还具有各种功能。只需轻轻一按开关,您就可以通过外部音频,如果您需要在上下班途中与其他人互动,这是一项非常有用的功能。此外,PRO 2还具有压敏耳垫,可以检测您何时佩戴耳机,播放和停止音频。辉煌。

在撰写本文时,您可以以200美元/ 150英镑的价格购买一对Backbeat PRO 2,这虽然不是许多人称之为预算的价格,但仍然只是此类别中大部分同行的价格的一半。为此你会得到一套听起来很棒的耳机(特别是在中档)并且还拥有一种构建质量,让一些更昂贵的竞争对手感到羞耻。





+$05. Sennheiser Momentum 2.0 Wireless headphones

+$The most stylish noise-cancelling headphones

类型:+$Over-ear, Wireless |电池寿命:最多22小时|重量:+$263g


如果您正在寻找一套降噪耳机来转动头部,那么Sennheiser Momentum 2.0无线耳机 - 动手 - 这一类别中最好看的耳机。


在Sony和Bose之外,Sennheiser专有的NoiseGard系统提供了一些我们遇到过的最好的降噪功能。 NoiseGard使用四个麦克风来检测和抑制声音,它可以有效地消除最稳定的背景噪音。 (其他值得注意的功能包括支持aptX和声场,以避免像其他一些耳罩式耳机那样幽闭恐惧症。)


除了缺乏功能之外,对于Sennheiser Momentum 2.0耳机几乎没有什么不喜欢,如果你可以让自己参与现金,你就不会失望。