- Sleek and white
- HIFI stereo sound quality
- Long battery life
- Bose quality
- Compatible with Apple devices
- Rechargeable battery
- Noise cancelling technology
- Sleek and durable build
- Tech for enhanced hearing
Noise cancelling earbuds are great for many reasons – they are affordable, portable, and provide great sound quality. They also function well outside of the office when you are traveling or working out. These are our favorite earbuds with the best noise cancelling technology built into them.
Buyer Guide to noise cancelling earbuds
If you want to buy a great pair of noise cancelling earbuuds you will need to start by asking a few questions. Do you want wired or wireless technology? What are your goals for the product? Do you want ultimate reliability and flexibility and are you willing to pay for it? They are one of the few products you can buy that provide immediate return on investment. The minute that you put on noise cancelling earbuds on you hear sound (and the lack of external sound) in a new way.
Noise canceling earbuds give you an immediate edge for sales calls, work calls, or listening to music enjoyably. A large part of your purchasing decision is going to be tied to price, comfortability, and whether or not you want your earbuds to be wireless or not. I will explain each of these purchasing variables in detail.
Wired vs. wireless noise cancelling earbuds
Wireless noise cancelling earbuds enable you to talk and listen to music, podcasts, or phone calls without getting distracted by other external noise inputs. It is remarkable that not all people use noise cancelling technology today! If you care about hearing what others are saying, noise cancelling technology is a must. In particular wireless earbuds give you a product experience that is light, dynamic, and enables you to have a greater range of physical freedom and mobility. I love wireless noise cancelling earbuds because they fit directly in my ear and are not physically connected to my phone or laptop. The freedom is worth it. Plus, the majority of my equipment such as my wireless keyboard and ergonomic mouse are already wireless. This gives me a whole work from home setup without any cords!
This means that I can walk around and have a greater range of motion, which I value and enjoy. Even if my earbuds were not wireless, they would still help me better hear what I wanted to listen to. I travel frequently, and always use noise cancelling technology in loud environments like airports or train stations. I remember well the first time that I used noise cancelling technology and was able to clearly here without the hustle and bustle surrounding me. That moment was pretty magical. That was before wireless noise cancelling earbuds existed. Wireless ones need to be charged and you should factor that into your buying decision. Wired earbuds connect directly via a cable to your phone or laptop. Both require charging – so the key difference is if you want a cable or not.
Noise cancelling earbuds need to be charged. Luckily, charging is fast and simple. Earbuds that are wired require less charging. They use energy more efficiently. However your range of motion might be limited because the earbuds will still need to connect from your ears down to your device, which may be in your pocket. Wireless earbuds and wired earbuds block out noise with similar performance and acoustic ratings. Most models of noise cancelling earbuds provide over 27 hours of noise cancelling abilities on a full charge. So regardless of the type of noise cancelling earbuds you buy you should be mindful they will need to be charged, either by your computer or electrical outlet.
Fit and Comfort
In addition to charging frequency and wireless abilities, the most important thing about earbuds is how well they fit in your ears. I strongly advise that you purchase earbuds that feel good, fit comfortably, and that align naturally with the shape of your inner ear. I often buy different kinds of earbuds and experiment. Some earbuds, for example, have a small piece of plastic that goes over the ear. This gives them greater durability when I run, bike ride, or engage in rigorous exercise.
Other forms of noise-canceling earbuds are better for a work-from-home environment. This is because they might look sleek or compliment my professional business attire. At the end of the day, I care about comfort and I advise that you do as well. Noise cancelling earbuds not only enable you to better consume content and listen to content in a more soothing and noise freeway. But you will not be able to enjoy these benefits as readily if your ears hurt. Make sure to try a few different models and return those earbuds you do not enjoy.
Some noise cancelling earbuds come with automatic built-in controls for Google, Apple, or Amazon. For example I use both Amazon Alexa and Google Home to control aspects of my work from home environment. I frequently ask my Google home questions while I’m wearing my noise cancelling earbuds. For Apple users, Siri is very popular. If you leverage Siri to ask questions, then quick access voice controls are likely very helpful. Understand your use case and why and how you will be using noise cancelling earbuds comply with your voice activation needs. This will help you make an informed purchasing decision.