Four Best Wireless Noise Cancelling Headphones in 2015

For over the ear style/full size headphones–fully surround your ears, combined both features ANC and Wireless the $500 Sennheiser Momentum Wireless 2 is the best wireless noise cancelling headphones on the market right now. It gained that reward for the premium sound over Bluetooth 4.0 supported by Apt X, effectiveness of ANC and elegant design. Along with some handful extra features like ease of tapping to connect with NFC (Near Field Communication) and folding up design, it’s extremely comfortable too.

In ear/earbuds, over ear models of wireless active noise cancelling headphones, which one do you prefer?

Momentum Wireless 2: Over ear

Sennheiser Momentum Wireless with ANC

Design
Play Time (Wireless Mode)  22 hours
Sound quality  
ANC performance  
Features NFC, Fold-up, Mic, track navigation
Value

There’s no denying that Momentum Wireless 2 is a rare breed of audio devices that sucessfully put both features, ANC and Wireless to work great together. The Sennheiser label is a household name when it comes to the audio industry. And as far as the Momentum Wireless 2.0 is concerned, it’s clear that they still lived up to their reputation even after cutting the wires and replacing the connectivity with a Bluetooth module.

The first thing you notice after prying the Momentum 2.0 out of its box is the subtle and minimalistic design that manages to fuse together vintage classism and modern vogue. The rippled leather band that runs around the headband, which is complemented by sparkling rivets that populate the interior, shows the extent that Sennheiser went to give these headphones a premium look and feel.

Easily tap to connect the headphone to your laptop or smartphone by NFC and you’ll begin to understand why these pair of cans might cost more than $400. On that note, Sennheiser’s famous NoiseGard returns here reminding you that they are still one of the best when it comes to almost total active noise cancellation-top notch. Combine that with calming serenity achieved by the well-padded leather ear cups, and you have yourself a stellar sound reproduction that evokes the aura of an opera house or a high-end recording studio.

While we applaud the Sennheiser for superior Bluetooth range that allows up to 10 metres of roaming, the ANC is always ON when you put them in wireless mode. The bass from these cans is a bit too heavy that it at times muffles out the treble. In addition, it is too pricey.

“Granted, they might not eliminate 100% of external noise, but they are good enough to smother out an airplane’s buzz or an air-conditioner hum. So, that means with these types of headphones, you won’t have to turn the music lound to eliminate ambient loud, which potentially risks your ear. And forget about how to manage cable  wireless connection increases the portablility and brings about convenience while you listen music on the go. Their noise cancelling function isn’t as effective as wired noise cancelling headphones, Bose QC25, but there is an exception that the sound quality of some models is better.”

Well, if you think it is too much to spend on Momentum Wireless 2, there are two other you can pick, Samsung Level Over and Beats Studio Wireless.

Samsung Level Over-Ear Bluetooth Headphone

Samsung Wireless Noise Cancelling Headphones

Design
Play Time (Wireless Mode)  15 hours
Sound quality  
ANC performance  
Features NFC, Fold-up, Mic, track navigation
Value

The Samsung Level is a lightweight and attractive headphone. On picking up these headphones, the quilted pattern, backed with a matte finish does a lot to reassure you that the $350 price is well-worth it. However, put them on, and the luxurious meaning of premium headphones starts to sink in.

Noise cancellation of the Samsung Level is above par, considering that the option to toggle it ON/OFF is also included here. Certainly it does a galactic job in eliminating broad bands of ambient audio. In term of sound quality, though it also incorporates AptX, the Level sounds decent and is not as good as the Sennheiser’s, but it is a steal for a wireless headphones that costs around $350.

Like other cans in this list if you are looking for an upbeat heavy bass, then you might want to steer clear of the Samsung Level Over. The noise-cancellation obviously works, but it’s merely above average, not as effective as wired Bose QC 20 headphones or Momentum Wireless 2 we expected. But the Level sounds a little bit better than Bose.

Beats Studio Wireless Headphones

Design
Play Time (Wireless Mode)  12 hours
Sound quality  
ANC performance  
Features NFC, Fold-up, Mic, track navigation
Value

While folks believe that most Beat. by Dry headphones pump a lot of bass and sometimes overwhelm the music. The Studio represents something different, and it was engineered much better than other Beat Bluetooth headphones to keep all ranges tuned equally, and CNET reviewed it has a balanced sound profile.

The true downside is that if you have a big ears that since the earcups are quite small, they won’t fully surround and cause discomfort for long listening sessions. Additionally, the white noise presents at somewhat a noticable level.

Earbuds is another type of headphones that are smaller and more portable, check out The Best Noise-Cancelling Earbuds, which we included all top picks, both wired and wireless models. One of which is Phiaton BT 220.

Phiaton BT 220 NC Bluetooth 4.0 Active Noise Cancelling In-ear headphones

Design
Play Time (Wireless Mode)  22 hours
Sound quality  
ANC performance  
Features NFC, Mic, track navigation
Value

Designed for the  portability and functionality, the Phiaton BT 220 still includes the matte silver control unit – battery box. Besides, the ‘half-in-ear’ design used here accords the user the flexibility of both a canalphone and a typical earbud as it goes deeper into the ear. On top of that, for a Bluetooth headphones, the active noise cancellation can’t get any better than with the Phiaton, thanks to the ergonomic earbuds that clamp the lobes comfortably.

It is, however, the robust 14.3mm drivers that add the much-needed boost required to reproduce sound as accurately and clearly as any other high-end (over-the-ear) headphone.

The treble is a little over-exaggerated here. Only those of us with a keen ear for studio quality sound are likely to notice this. Given that the Phiaton has a smaller battery and an equally less powerful wireless circuitry, it is has a smaller range of portability. Nevertheless, they will work just fine if you’re the type who carries their phone in the pocket and not in the backpack. Sometimes, I dont like the music filled with a lot of bass, actually it doesn’t need to in some genres, and Pt is a show case–pleasant bass, not in the intensive way.

And for the avid audiophile, nothing brings greater joy and freedom than been able to enjoy hush ambient bass punctuated by well-defined trebles, without the nuisance of long cords and wires. Such is the luxury accorded by some of the best wireless noise cancelling headphones available in the market today. Tell us what you think about these headphones by leaving comments below.

All information in this post comes from CNET, The WireCutter, and other trust resources. After aproximately 2 days of research, I put all together about reviews of the best wireless noise cancelling you could find on the internet.

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Published on 07/29/2015

 

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