Among the most affordable to feature active noise canceling, the TaoTronics BH060 offer great bang for the buck, though their audio quality is merely average. If the battery runs out, just a few minutes of charging will let you use them for as long as 2 hours.
- Bluetooth version 5
- Ear cuffs rotate 90 degrees
- Not the most comfortable pair
Sporting an aesthetically-pleasing design featuring simulated pebbled leather, black anodized metal, and gold accents, the Marshall Mid are definitely going to catch the eyes of others. They’re compact when collapsed, though this is partly due to the very small ear muffs.
- Soft microfiber headband
- Multidirectional control knob
- Not ideal for long periods of use
Avantree Audition Pro
The Avantree Audition Pro won’t force you to sacrifice functionality or audio quality in exchange for their remarkably low price, making them ideal for those on a tight budget. They’re also particularly lightweight and allow up to 40 hours of use between charges.
- Use the lag-free aptx codec
- Can connect to two devices at once
- Noise cancellation is only passive
Bang & Olufsen Beoplay H9i
Offered in several stylish colorways, the Bang & Olufsen Beoplay H9i may be the one of the most attractive listening devices you can find. They deliver exceptional sound quality and actively eliminate both high and low frequencies for a clean and focused audio experience.
- Usb type c charging and transmission
- Auto pause when removed
- Battery life isn't the best
Bose QuietComfort 35
A top choice among travelers, the Bose QuietComfort 35 are known for their effective noise cancellation capability and comfort during extended periods of use. They also boast an active, volume-based equalizer, so your music always sounds great.
- Allow for wired use
- Nfc-capable for easy pairing
- Design is somewhat dated now
Sennheiser PXC 550-II
The Sennheiser PXC 550-II utilize three internal microphones to capture crystal-clear audio, even when talking in busy environments. Also, to ensure you never waste battery life, they automatically turn off and deactivate Bluetooth when folded, and vice versa.
- Selectable sound modes
- Easy-to-understand controls
- Somewhat heavier than most models
From one of the top speaker manufacturers in the world, the Pioneer S9 feature the aptX HD codec, which surpasses most other Bluetooth listening experiences by a wide margin. They come in a classic black as well as a stylish brown and gold model.
- Copper-clad aluminum coils
- 40-millimeter drivers
- Support voice search
With intuitive touch controls combined with physical buttons that provide good tactile feedback, the Bose 700 make it easy to skip tracks, adjust volume, and more, without having to remove them from your head. They also offer Google Assistant and Alexa compatibility.
- Rated ipx4 water resistant
- Deep and rich bass
- Excellent call quality
Featuring extremely soft ear cushions, most users will find the Cowin SE8 to be very comfortable for long periods of use. They offer hybrid noise cancellation, which lets you adjust the amount of ambient sound that comes through to customize them to your current activity.
- Qualcomm's aptx encoding
- Include a hard storage case
- Backed by an 18-month warranty
Commonly regarded as among the best on the market, the Sony WH-1000XM4 come with an extensive variety of premium features, including multiple high-definition codecs, built-in Google Assistant compatibility, and ultra-quick USB type C charging.
- Five mics for clear voice calls
- Wide frequency response range
- In-depth control via smartphone app