Shaking him world and sinking into a new album may seem like a train ride through the countryside … unless you share that seat with two little kids. Or your neighbor’s dog is constantly barking. Come to think of it, there are a lot of sounds that can ruin a good song in the work age from home. That’s why we have headphones that actively isolate and cancel out noise. Below are the best noise cancellation cans and sprouts you can buy, selected and tested by the Gear team here at WIRED.
Don’t you see something you like? Be sure to check out our other guides, such as the best wireless headphones, the best training headphones, the best cheap headphones, and the best wireless headphones.
Updated July 2022: We’ve added the Sony WH-1000XM5 and the QuietOn 3 Sleep headphones.
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