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Monoprice's Noise Canceling Headphones are about 70 percent as good as the Bose QC15s for a little more than a third of the price.
While they may not be quite as comfortable as Bose's ultrapopular QC 15 headphones, the Harman Kardon NCs offer slightly better sound and have a built-in rechargeable battery to power the active noise-cancellation circuitry.
They're refurbished, but also backed by a one-year warranty. You'd pay at least $100 for them elsewhere.
Despite some downsides, including a high price, the Bose QuietComfort 20 offers the best noise-canceling in an in-ear headphone and should tempt frequent travelers looking for a more compact alternative to a full-size NC headphone, such as the Bose QuietComfort 15.
Despite some downsides, including a high price tag, the Bose QuietComfort 20 offers the best noise cancellation in an in-ear headphone and should tempt frequent travelers looking for a more compact alternative to full-size noise-canceling headphones, such as the Bose QuietComfort 15.
This popular pair of cans lists for twice the price. It features inline controls and can fold up to ride inside the included carrying case.
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Noise canceling and Bluetooth help the $499.99 Denon Globe Cruiser AH-NCW500 stand out, but other devices sound much better and cost less.
A company called Noise Free says it showcased to Apple its noise-canceling technology, and then the iPhone maker responded by using it for its own good.
The Sony XBA-NC85D is marginally effective at canceling noise and its disappointing sound quality does nothing to offset the exorbitant price.