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Best Noise-Canceling Headphones To Buy in 2019 — Peaceful Listening Without Distractions ByVaidyanathan Subramaniam-January 3, 2019.367 While most over – the-ear headphones have some kind of passive noise-cancelation for proper background noise isolation, active noise-cancelation (Anc) headphones are important. These headphones feature external microphones to suppress background noise, and provide the listener with clear audio. Many also offer the ability to monitor Anc’s range, so you can listen to the surroundings wherever they are relevant, like on the roads. Headphones have come a long way and now provide voice assistant functionality and provide sophisticated noise cancellation capabilities via dedicated mobile applications. However the primary criterion on which headphones are measured remains the audio quality. Currently, audio quality is a personal preference, which depends a lot on what tracks you listen to. Others tend to be bass-heavy in their tracks while others prefer to focus on the mids. So, it’s critical that this preference represents your headphone option. Note that the quality of the audio will potentially be affected depending on the cancelation of noise from implementation. Another important aspect is battery life, if you want to go completely wireless. Wireless audio quality depends on many factors, and is generally not as reliable as wired audio. Considering these considerations, we have narrowed down the list of noise-canceling headphones offering a good mix of features and quality of audio. So we present here the 8 best noise-canceling headphones to be purchased in 2019. 1. Bose QuietComfort 35 Ii

.368 Bose QuietComfort 35 Ii Features: dual-mic noise rejection system; world-class noise rejection system; Alexa-enabled; customizable battery life settings: up to 20 hours Measurements (W x H x D): 6.7 x 7.1 x 3.2 in $349.00 Bose is known for offering the best noise rejection headphones in the industry and the QuietComfort headphones. The Qc 35 Ii provides three noise cancellation levels and a battery life of up to 20 hours. It has built-in Amazon Alexa for voice control or you can also call the assistant to your smartphone through Bluetooth. The Bose Connect app provides a one-stop shop to handle all facets of your headphone including music sharing and potential improvements to the device. Canceling world class noise is just one component of the Qc 35 Ii. Wearing is also more convenient than the Sony Xm series, and the sound sounds full and well-balanced. It’s a tough call even for us between the Sony Wh-1000Xm3 and the Bose Qc 35 Ii provided that both headphones are evenly balanced in terms of performance and quality. In this case we’re going to let you be the judge so check them out and see which of these two provides a sound profile that fits your listening style. Features: Stereo 3.5 mm (wired); Bluetooth (wireless) battery life: up to 50 hours Dimensions (W x H x D):6.89 x 7.87 x 2.95 in $399.99?$106.04$293.95 The B W Px is one of the best price headphones and the performance will not be disappointing. There are however a couple of things to keep in mind. These may be uncomfortable for some people so it would be better to physically try them out before you buy. Also the efficiency of the audio with noise cancellation On takes a beating. In addition, the batteries should always be present in the wired or wireless mode so that you can not just attach them to a 3.5 mm jack and enjoy them without thinking about the batteries. Pros: excellent audio quality; long battery life; multiple noise cancelation rates Cons: anc reduces the quality of audio; battery required in both wired and wireless modes

3. Sony Wh-1000Xm3 Offer.370 Sony Wh-1000Xm3 Features: Fast pairing over Nfc; Touch-based controls; Intelligent listening mode; Wired and Wireless; High-resolution audio; Ldac support Connection: Stereo 3.5 mm (wired); Bluetooth / Nfc (wireless) Battery Life: Up to 30 hours $349.99 ? $51.99 $298.00 The Sony Wh-1000Xm3 is the latest iteration in the popular Xmm3. The Xm3’s build quality is excellent and it quickly folds into a lightweight carrying case which is perfect for taking on flights or long journeys. The Xm3 also features a dedicated voice input microphone, which is separated during audio calls from the rest of the microphones for clear voice. The Xm3 is one of the best available noise-canceling headphones, and it offers a lot of smart features like the Sense Engine that can adjust the audio based on ambient noise. The Sony Wh-1000Xm3 supports the superior Ldac codec offering higher quality than the Bluetooth aptX audio. The cancelation of noise is also the best thing about the market and we can conclude that Sony has overtaken Bose in this way. On the other hand there have been some instances of ringing during voice calls but those are far and few in between. The Sony Wh-1000Xm3 is what you need if you are looking for the best headphones that cover multiple use cases and offer excellent noise cancellation. Pros: Great audio quality; Cons best-in-class noise cancelation: occasional voice call echo 4. Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2

.371 Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2 Features: comfort fit; auto playback / pause when removed;Cons: It may be easier to eliminate noise; onboard sensors are overly sensitive

5. Sennheiser Hd 4.50

.372 Features: Detachable cable; 18-22000 Hz frequency response; Cup mounted controls Connection: Stereo 3.5 mm (wired); Bluetooth / Nfc (wireless) Battery life: up to 19 hours Dimensions (W x H x D): 7.08 x 10.25 x 3.94 in The Sennheiser Hd 4.50 is a Bluetooth wireless headphone that supports active noise cancelation through NoiseGard te You get cup-mounted controls for fast track tracking and you can also use the built-in microphone to take calls. With well-defined mids and highs and powerful bass, the sound quality is very satisfying. The long battery life of 19 hours means you don’t run out of juice in the middle of a ride and in case the battery runs out, you can use the supplied detachable cable. There is no perceptible lag in the audio when watching movies or playing games, thanks to the aptX support. Pros: good audio playback; long battery life Cons: poor Bluetooth range;

6 can be ideal for noise cancellation. Akg N700Nc

Akg N700Nc Features: one-button remote cable; Ambient-conscious technology; 10-20kHz frequency range Connection: Stereo 3.5 mm (wired); Bluetooth / Nfc (wireless) battery life: up to 20 hours Measurements (W x H x D): 9.1 x 9.8 x 3.78 in Akg is a luxury headphone brand and the headphone N70noise-canceling reflects that. The N700Nc provides adaptive noise cancelation that can adjust the ambient noise-based levels. In the given case, the foldable design is very comfortable to wear and snugly fits. The cable includes a microphone and remote in-line to monitor playback. The battery life is good at 20 hours, and you can also use the reversible cable for even longer playback. Additional features of the N700Nc such as role assignment Customization Eq etc. can be modified via the iOs and Android devices available for the Akg app. The Akg has a flat sound signature, so that a suitable sound profile requires some tuning. Though loud noises are going through the Akg N700Nc, filtering about 20 – 23 dB of external noise does a good job. Also the Bluetooth range is good, and the overall construction quality is satisfactory. It could however be a tad lower priced. Pros: Good overall audio quality; comfortable to wear for long periods of time: sound output needs tuning; noise cancelation can be slightly higher than

Figure 2 Image Courtesy of Google Sound Amplifier is quite different from Live Transcribe and Google designed it as a kind of hearing aid. Users will simply plug their headphones into their Android device and turn the app into portable hearing aids to turn their phones to. The software will reduce background noise, and raise voices. While the app won’t be very successful in extremely noisy environments, Google promises that it will serve as a decent solution thanks to its “dynamics processing effect.” Live Transcribe is available on phones using Lollipop and above, although Sound Amplification is only available on Android P. Unlike Live Transcribe Sound Amplifier, there’s no need for an internet connection and sound data is pro All apps are available in the Play Store of Google and will be pre-installed in the Pixel 3 smartphones and the upcoming Pixel.