Shaking off the world and sinking into a new album can feel like a train ride through the countryside … unless you’re on an actual train with a loud talker next to you. Or a baby crying. Or wheels that make that really bad squeal when they brake. Come to think of it, there are a lot
of sounds that can ruin a good song, and that’s why we have headphones that isolate and actively cancel out noise. Below are the best noise-canceling headphones you can buy, handpicked by the Gear team here at WIRED.
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Updated for Autumn 2019: I added the Bose Noise Cancelling 700, Sony WF-1000XM3, Sennheiser Momentum Wireless 3, Jabra Elite 85H, Master & Dynamic MW65, and Taotronics Active Noise-Canceling Headphones to the guide.
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