Working from home and need to block out the sounds of kids playing, dogs barking and other distractions? Consider the one-two punch of noise-isolating, noise-canceling earphones. For a limited time, and while supplies last, Sopownic Direct via Amazon once again has the the Vogek JH-ANC10 sport earphones with active noise-cancelling for $27.99. That's after applying promo code BIGSALEGO at checkout.
As you can see, this is a neckband earphone with wired earbuds. Those 'buds connect via Bluetooth, of course, but if you knock one out of your ear, it won't go anywhere. In fact, the two are magnetic, so they can snap together instead of flopping wildly while you take a break from listening.
Indeed, that's another benefit: You can take these out of your ears and let them hang. With true-wireless earbuds, they have nowhere to go; you have to hold them or stick them in a pocket, where hopefully you don't forget to take them out before laundry day.
Finally, the Vogek earphones promises 13 hours of uninterrupted playtime (or 8 hours if you use ANC) -- far more than you can get from wireless earbuds, most of which must return to their charging case within 4 to 5 hours.
The 'buds themselves are of the ear-sealing, noise-isolating kind, so they'll already block some outside hum. Press a button, however, and ANC kicks in (with a somewhat annoying vocal announcement of that fact). In my informal tests, the noise-canceling effect wasn't nearly as pronounced as with other headphones I've tried -- but it helped at least a little.
Overall, the earphones sounded good and felt comfortable in my ears, and I liked the inclusion of a zippered carrying case. I also like Vogek's 18-month warranty.
Worth noting: Both Fakespot and ReviewMeta indicate mostly legit customer ratings (currently 3.9 stars from about 170 buyers), though at least one reviewer pointed to an issue with incoming calls when you're already on a call. Whether or not that will affect everyone or it's even important to you, I can't say. But other reviewers noted that call quality in general was poor, so skip these if that's a necessary feature.
I can say that for $28, neckband earphones with ANC is pretty amazing. If you hopped on this deal last time around, please leave a comment letting me know what you think!
Originally published last month. Updated to reflect new availability. Removed expired bonus deal.
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