When you settle in on a plane, you ultimately want to tune out unwanted distractions and immerse yourself in your favorite tunes, podcasts or movies. We’ve scoured the web to find the best noise-canceling headphones in a variety of budgets. When you’re ready to tune out the world and tune into your own sounds, check out this list of the best noise-canceling headphones for your flight.
What We Love: Amazing App, Pairs With Alexa, Great Sound, Long Battery Life
An industry leader, Sony’s Noise Cancelling Headphones deliver unprecedented sound quality. Equip with Alexa voice control, extra-long battery life of 30 hours and a quick 10-minute charge, which adds an additional 5 hours of playtime, make these Sony WH1000XM3 the best all-around headphones.
Bose Quiet Comfort 35 II
What We Love: Comfort, Alexa Enabled, Three Levels of Noise-Canceling
The Bose Quiet Comfort 35 II headphones are one of the best selling headphones on the market. The convenience factor; the Bose Connect app, push of a button Alexa, and hassle-free blue tooth pairing give these headphones a top spot on our list. They are also the first to have a Bose AR audio augmented reality platform. While they are a little pricy, you’d be hard-pressed to find a better headphone.
What We Love: 30-Hour Playtime Per Charge, Swivel Earcups, Colors
Price: $59.99 and up
High-quality built-in mic, great bass and acoustic sound, as well as 30 hours of playtime, make the Cowin E7 a contender for best headphones. The lightweight feel makes them comfortable enough to wear for hours during your flight.
Jabra Elite 85H
What We Love: Rain & Water-Resistant, 36-Hour Battery Life, Alexa, Siri, Google Assistant
Smart sound auto adapts sound to your settings by automatically analyzing your sound environment. The Jabra Elite 85H headphones also let you access your preferred voice assistant quickly with a touch of a button. The eight mic design is the most Jaba has ever put into their headphones resulting in crystal clear sound.
Bang & Olufsen Beoplay H9
What We Love: One-Touch Device, Pair With Two Devices at a Time
If money is not an object, Bang & Olufsen H9 headphones are probably the chicest noise-canceling headphones on the market. A bass port for rich sound delivers the Bang & Olufsen Signature Sound quality, while a dedicated assistant button and extreme comfort add to the allure.
What We Love: Hyperspeed Charge, Price
The quality and comfort of the TaoTonics Noise Cancelling Headphones make it a steal for the price. Just 5 minutes of charging give you an extra 2 hours of playtime, while a full charge comes in at 30 hours. HiFi sound and a steady 5.0 Bluetooth connection make this a favorite, oh, and did we mention the price?
Beats Studio 3
What We Love: Comfort, Clear Sound, On-Ear controls
Beats may not get all the glory for their noise-canceling headphones, but they deliver crisp sound, and class 1 Bluetooth connectivity for the best range and signal strength around.
What We Love: Amazing Audio, Smart Sensor, On-Demand Noise cCnceling
The highly underrated Plantronics Wireless Noise Cancelling Headphones, are definitely worth a mention. They feature a host of our favorite features; smart sensor automatically pauses when you remove your headphones and resumes when you put them back on. On-demand noise canceling lets you silence the world with a touch of a button. Bonus, they are extremely comfortable.
What We Love: Battery Life, Design
AKG’s Noise Cancelling Headphones feature a sleek, flat and foldable design, make transporting a breeze. Smooth multidimensional sound creates balance rather than overpowering bass.
What We Love: Sound, Quality, Price
TRELAB Z2’s Hyper HD technology creates impressive sound quality, while the T-Quiet does a fantastic job of tuning out unwanted noise. Super comfortable for long plane trips and flexible enough for high impact workouts, Treblabs knows you’ll love these gems which is why they offer a 100% satisfaction guarantee.