The world is noisy but concentration and relaxation often require silence — or a controlled environment that is as free from distractions as possible. That’s what makes noise cancelling headphones awesome: the ability to block out background noises to help you be more productive or to help you mitigate unwanted sounds all around.
For me, picking the best noise cancelling headphones comes down to this formula: 75% noise cancellation performance, 15% comfort and 10% additional features. Noise cancellation is obviously the main draw, but if they’re uncomfortable that tanks the whole thing. Additional features can help give one pair of headphones a slight edge over another: wireless connectivity, for instance, is big for me as are easy-t0-use controls. Design and looks, for me, fit into additional features (for this post) because you don’t buy noise cancelling headphones for the way the look. If you want bright red headphones, grab some Beats. One final note: the quality of the headphones listed here isn’t really a factor because I feel like each of these brands and headphones offers quality that is high enough that the discussion thereof becomes an afterthought.
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Plantronics BackBeat Pro
Wireless headphones coupled with lots of innovative features.
I just finished doing a full review of the Plantronics BackBeat Pro headphones and I’m totally blown away by ...