We compare these two often confused headphone types on the New York City subway system to determine which works better at blocking out the noise.
Sony's audiophile-grade XBA-4 in-ear headphones deliver highly refined sound, with potent bass, airy treble, and excellent noise-isolating performance.
It's just my opinion, but even a cheap pair of earbuds will usually sound better (and fit more comfortably) than the earphones that came with your phone/MP3 player.
I'm looking to buy a really good new pair of headphones to wear on my noisy commute to work. What's the difference between 'noise-isolating' and 'noise-cancelling' headphones?
Ditch those crummy bundled earphones and upgrade to this top-rated set. Amazon.com has it on sale for $70, no rebate required.
The Ultimate Ears Triple.fi 10vi Noise Isolating Earphones offer stellar sound quality and useful features, making them an excellent choice for iPhone owners with larger-than-average ears and deep pocketbooks.
Originally selling for around $80, the Sennheiser CX 300 can be yours for one-tenth the price--provided you've got an old pair of headphones you're willing to trade in.
HandHeldItems has a killer deal on a pair of sound-isolating earphones that promise much better audio than you get from stock MP3-player earbuds.
These noise-isolating earbuds are perfect for smartphones, as they have an inline microphone for carrying on conversations.
These noise-isolating earphones include an in-line mike and music/call controls. Price elsewhere: 60 bucks!