Noise-cancelling headphones are a brilliant, must-have addition to your carry-on rather than your run-of-the-mill iPhone earphones or your stock standard airplane earphones, where only one ear tunes in!
There are a plethora of noise-reducing earphones on the market. Thankfully for those who are time poor, I’ve put together the best of the best to suit a range of budgets and ear shapes:
Bose QuietComfort 25 – Considered the ducks nuts of their category you’ll be in your own little world when you slip these headphones on. Say goodbye to mindless chatter, noisy air-conditioning, flight announcements and you can watch your movie or catch some sleep in peace. $400 AUD, you can read the full review here courtesy of CNET.
Sony MDR-NC200D – If you’re not a frequent jet setter nor can justify the cost of paying $400 for headphones you’ll want to consider this model of noise-cancelling headphones. They are compact, lightweight and are half the price at $200 AUD. Buyers of this brand love that they fold up to fit into a nicely designed protective storage case (it’s included along with a two-pronged adapter for airplane use). Again you can read the entire review here courtesy of CNET.
Monoprice noise-cancelling headphones – These headphones are cheaper again and are a pretty good imitation of the Bose model at a third of the price. If you’re happy to venture down the knock-off path these headphones will do the job nicely! For the finer details read the full review here.
So there it is, globetrotters. I hope this helps with your next jet plane experience and that you’ll arrive well rested for your riding adventure!