(SPOT.ph) One way you can make your hellish commute, your noisy workspace, or practically any stressful situation a bit more bearable is by listening to some of your favorite songs. To make it a lot better? Invest in some noise-cancelling headphones so you can zone out and focus on the music.
Here are the best noise-cancelling headphones you can shop right now:
Sony WH-1000XM3 (P14,690)
The Sony WH-1000XM3 has the same impressive specs and features as his li’l bro, the WF-1000XM3, but with longer battery life of up to 30 hours. It’s equipped with a 24-bit audio signal processing power, an HD NC Processor QN1e chip, and a Dual Noise Sensor Technology—all in to make your tunes sound better. Consider us sold.
Available at Sony stores and authorized Sony dealers nationwide.
Koss KPH30i (U.S. $29.99; roughly P1,530)
Don’t let the price fool you. This baby’s featherweight design makes it uber comfortable to wear. The Koss KPH30i has an adjustable headband with a four-foot-long cable and spring support for added durability. It even has an in-line mic and remote so you can control your music without lifting your phone. Its modern-meets-retro look makes it a total stand out on this list—it has great bass extension, too.
Available on Amazon.
Bose Noise Cancelling Headphones 700 (P26,500)
Pair Bose’s Noise Cancelling Headphones 700 with your HD Spotify Premium downloads and you’re good to go. Some of its notable features include a 20-hour battery life, controllable noise cancellation, Google Assistant connectivity, and Bose AR integration. Bose AR is an augmented-reality platform that combines elements of the physical and digital world to boost the user’s audio experience. It simply detects your body movement and current location while listening and offers you additional content based on them.
Available at Bose stores and authorized Bose dealers nationwide.
Bowers and Wilkins PX Wireless (P23,878)
The impressive deep bass, crisp vocals, and expansive noise-cancelling capabilities of the PX Wireless make Bowers and Wilkins’ headphones deserving of a spot on this list. It has a 20-hour battery life, USB-C connectivity, and it automatically pauses your jam when you take the headphones off. It’s also worth mentioning that this is the British audio brand’s first try at the noise-cancelling headphones trend—and we approve.
JBL Live 650BTNC (P10,999)
This Google Assistant and Alexa-capable pair from JBL has a headband made with the same durable material usually found on JBL Bluetooth speakers, while its ear cups are made of faux leather, giving you a comfortable fit. The 650BTNC’s battery can last from 20 to 30 hours with a two-hour charging time. If you’re looking for a mid-range pair, these headphones won’t disappoint.
Microsoft Surface Headphones (U.S. $242.99; roughly P12,370)
This is this list’s oldie-but-goodie entry: The Microsoft Surface Headphones may be older than the others, but its performance is undeniable. The headphones serve not just crisp audio and Cortana (Microsoft’s virtual assistant), but also state-of-the-art free edge speakers that help optimize and level up your music sessions for up to 15 hours. Pro tip: Pair this with any Microsoft Surface laptop to maximize the headphones’ capabilities.
Available on Amazon.
Solo Pro by Beats by Dre (P16,990)
Solo Pro is the brand’s first on-ear headphones with active noise cancellation. It’s equipped with Pure Adaptive Noise Cancelling that you can turn on and off with a tap of a button, and an Apple H1 chip to deliver faster and steadier wireless signal. Its transparency mode lets you hear your surroundings even as you jam to your tunes. Plus, it’s foldable so you can easily fit it in your bag without the added bulk. It comes in six different colors: Ivory, Black, Gray, Light Blue, Red, and Dark Blue.
Available on Apple.com and at authorized Apple resellers nationwide.
Marshall Mid ANC (P16,990)
We dare say it: Marshall’s Mid ANC is their best set of noise-cancelling headphones yet. It has a nifty control button that enables skipping tracks forward and back as well as volume adjustment. A removable mic comes with it in case you need to take a call and it has a neat carrying case, too. Plus, its got a badass design featuring a plush headband and a sleek brass-plated Marshall logo.
Sennheiser Momentum 3 (P26,485)
Sennheiser Momentum 3 is a stunner in all its sleek, metallic glory. Its matte steel arms and durable design make it one less thing to worry about while on a stressful commute. It also doesn’t have a power button because it automatically switches on when you unfold it, pauses when you take it off, and switches off when you fold it—a convenience you never thought you needed.
Jabra Elite 85H (P17,499)
Jabra’s Elite 85H features eight microphones (meaning it can cancel out noise better), Jabra SmartSound technology that automatically adjusts according to the surroundings, and Google Assistant, Siri, and Alexa connectivity. Plus, it offers up to 36 hours of playtime and is equipped with fast-charging capabilites. It might be a tad bit heavier than other headphones but hey, if you value quality over anything else, the Elite 85H is perfect for you.
Available on Lazada.