The Sony MDR-NC500D Digital Noise Cancelling Headphones may lighten the wallet, but they are a great option for frequent fliers and tetchy commuters who need superior noise cancellation.
Typical price: $699.00
Sony's noise cancelling headphones are remarkably portable and do a solid job of reducing ambient noise, especially while travelling.
Typical price: $299.00
Sony has launched a new range of hi-res portable audio gear at IFA in Berlin including headphones and players. We went hands-on.
The company is looking into bone conduction technology that would improve voice communications in a wireless earphone system.
While it isn't quite as good as the Beats Studio wireless, Sony's MDR-ZX770BN costs significantly less.
CNET explains the tech behind noise-cancelling headphones, which electronically eliminate the sounds of your surroundings.
The $300 NC1 offers excellent sound and comfort in a lightweight design that delivers effective noise-cancellation.
Bose filed suit against Beats in July, accusing the rival headphone and speaker maker of infringing five patents related to noise-canceling headphones.
With the freshly redesigned QC25 ($299.95), Bose has not only enhanced the sound and noise reduction of its flagship NC headpone, but made other small design improvements.
Bose says Beats' Studio and Studio Wireless headphones, soon to be owned by Apple, copy five of its patents.