Silent flight: 7 best noise-cancelling headphones
Whether you're travelling or in the office, don't let background sound ruin the music. David Phelan finds the best headphones for the job
Monday 16 June 2014
The point of headphones is to hear, you know, the music. So if you’re in a noisy environment like an aeroplane, say, you'll need all the help you can get.
Some headphones are noise-isolating, that is they are such a snug lughole fit they keep the noise out (and the music in). But noise-cancellers use electronics to erase sounds like engine noise. Here are six of the best, from Tivoli’s Radio Silenz with stylish wooden ear cups to the innovative Sony XBA-NC85 in-ear pair.
If you can afford them, the Sony MDR-1RNC headphones are worth the investment; they're well-built, comfy and deeply effective. Tivoli's cans look good thanks to the wooden ear cups and are competitively priced. And the Bose headphones are the best compromise between price and power (so long as you remember a spare battery). Happy listening, travellers.
Cameron is warned 'no possibility' of UK reducing immigration and that bid to bring in quota on migrant workers would be illegal
Residents should throw a street party and mix with immigrant neighbours, councils told
Russell Brand threatened with arrest after filming outside Fox News headquarters
London bus driver 'kicks gay couple off for kissing'
Lord Freud: Tory welfare minister apologises after saying disabled people are 'not worth’ the minimum wage
Lord Freud hangs on as MPs of all parties 'call for his head' over disability comments
- 1 Jack the Ripper: Scientist who claims to have identified notorious killer has 'made serious DNA error'
- 2 Banksy arrest hoax: Internet duped by fake online report claiming artist's identity has been revealed
- 3 Former East 17 frontman Brian Harvey turns up at Downing Street and 'demands to speak to Prime Minister'
- 4 The inventor of the Facebook 'like' button says he never made a 'dislike' button because he feared the 'unfortunate consequences'
- 5 Russell Brand threatened with arrest after filming outside Fox News headquarters