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Best Noise-Canceling Headphones of 2017

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    • 9 Design
    • 9 Features
    • 9 Sound
    • 8 Value
    Bose QuietComfort 35

    The best overall active noise-canceling...

    Bluetooth meets best-in-class noise canceling: the Bose QuietComfort 35 is the ultimate noise canceling wireless headphone you can buy right now.

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  • Bose QuietComfort 20

    Best noise-canceling in-ears

    They're not cheap, but the QuietComfort 20 and 20i are top performers in the noise-cancelling earbuds category.

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    CNET's Rating

    • 8 Design
    • 9 Features
    • 8 Sound
    • 7 Value
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    • 8 Design
    • 9 Features
    • 9 Sound
    • 8 Value
    Sony MDR-1000X

    Sony's answer to the Bose QuietComfort 3...

    If you can overlook a few small drawbacks, the MDR-1000X is a top-notch wireless noise-canceling headphone that's stacked with features and sounds excellent.

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  • Bose QuietComfort 25

    Top noise-canceling cans get even better

    Featuring a new design that doesn't kill the music when your battery dies, the Bose QuietComfort 25 got a makeover and came out even better.

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    £249.00 at Amazon.co.uk See all prices

    CNET's Rating

    • 9 Design
    • 9 Features
    • 8 Sound
    • 8 Value
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    • 8 Design
    • 9 Features
    • 8 Sound
    • 9 Value
    Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2

    The value alternative to Bose's QuietCom...

    The BackBeat Pro 2 is an excellent full-size wireless noise-cancelling headphone that costs nearly half as much as comparable models from Bose, Sony or Sennheiser.

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  • Sennheiser PXC 550 Wireless

    A full-size Bluetooth headphone with act...

    While it doesn't quite eclipse the less-expensive Bose, the Sennheiser PXC 550 Wireless headphone is comfortable and feature packed, and performs very well.

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    £329.00 at Amazon.co.uk See all prices

    CNET's Rating

    • 9 Design
    • 9 Features
    • 8 Sound
    • 7 Value
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    • 9 Design
    • 9 Features
    • 8 Sound
    • 7 Value
    Bose QuietControl 30

    The ultimate neckband-style Bluetooth he...

    So long as you don't expect the most powerful noise-canceling, the QuietControl 30 works really well as an everyday headphone. You can use it at the gym or for running.

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  • Sennheiser Momentum Wireless

    Premium wireless sound for a premium pri...

    While it may be a bit overpriced, the Momentum 2.0 Wireless is an excellent and well-designed Bluetooth headphone with active noise-cancellation that also offers strong wired performance.

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    £379.00 at Amazon.co.uk See all prices

    CNET's Rating

    • 9 Design
    • 8 Features
    • 9 Sound
    • 8 Value
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    • 8 Design
    • 9 Features
    • 9 Sound
    • 7 Value
    Sony H.ear On Wireless NC

    Sony's best wireless headphone yet

    Priced to compete with Bose's QuietComfort 35, the comfortable H.ear On Wireless NC offers impressive sound and noise canceling that make it a strong contender in the category.

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  • Plantronics BackBeat Pro

    Affordable alternative to Beats and Bose

    The Plantronics BackBeat Pro features both wireless Bluetooth and noise-canceling in a sturdy, comfortable design. The headphones sound decent, are packed with features, have excellent battery life and come with a nice carrying pouch.

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    CNET's Rating

    • 7 Design
    • 9 Features
    • 7 Sound
    • 7 Value
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    • 9 Design
    • 8 Features
    • 8 Sound
    • 8 Value
    AKG N60 NC

    Best on-ear noise-canceling headphones

    The AKG N60 NC is a compact, comfortable, noise-cancelling on-ear headphone that sounds great and has a 30-hour rechargeable battery.

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  • PSB M4U 2

    PSB M4U 2

    The PSB Speakers M4U 2 Active Noise Cancelling Headphones combine above-average noise cancellation with excellent sound quality that's well worth the price for dedicated audiophiles looking to eliminate ambient noise.

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    £199.00 at Amazon.co.uk See all prices

    CNET's Rating

    • 8 Design
    • 9 Features
    • 9 Performance
    • 8 Value
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    CNET's Rating

    • 8 Design
    • 9 Features
    • 7 Sound
    • 7 Value
    Bang & Olufsen BeoPlay H8

    Best Bluetooth noise-cancelling cans

    The Bang & Olufsen BeoPlay H8 has a sleek design with a metal/leather headband, plush ear cups, and very good sound for Bluetooth. It also features active noise canceling, touch controls and a replaceable rechargeable battery.

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  • Sony MDR-ZX770BN

    Wireless Beats alternative for less

    The Sony MDR-ZX770BN features both Bluetooth and active noise-canceling and is geared toward frequent travelers, because it can also be used as a wired headphone on flights that prohibit the use of Bluetooth.

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    £100.04 at Amazon.co.uk See all prices

    CNET's Rating

    • 8 Design
    • 9 Features
    • 7 Sound
    • 7 Value
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