The next gen of true wireless earbuds that last enough for a long-haul flight will be soon released with Bluetooth LE Audio and Ultra-low energy processor. So currently there hasn’t been Bose Quiet Comfort 35II that can last up to 20 hours yet for TWS. Active noise cancelling TWS just last more or less than 5 hours.
Active noise cancelling feature requires battery to operate its function.Josiad – TheBestEarbuds.com
No valid technical data specifies which one is better than another – until you have them on and acknowledge the difference. I’ve rounded up 4 pairs that do the job.
Apple Airpods Pro
Boltune Wireless Earbuds Active Noise Cancelling – Alternative for Airpods Pro
This pair is much cheaper than Airpods Pro – but it’s functional, comfortable and noise-isolating.
Claimed as enhanced bass earbuds, but actually the Boltune’s bass is decent, I think its sound is rather focusing on mid-range which is clear and bodied.
The noise cancellation performance is “not that bad” it can literally reduce the noise by 28dB. With 4 mics they work well for call and the battery is 5 hours.
1More’s True Wireless ANC
Libratone Track Air+
A lot of factors determine the ANC performance such as how good the earbuds seal into your ears and how they deal with the noise. They can subtract certain noises effectively but given the complexity of surrouding sound they can’t cancel out all of the noise – image you are in a place where chatting, road noise, horning are mixed up.
The Sennheiser Momentum True Wireless 2 would be the last pair in your shortlist though they are not on pair with Airpods Pro or WF-1000XM3 but they do sound good (probably the best sound in TWS realm) – clear, high purity.
Qualcomm recently released the next gen of ultra-low power Bluetooth processors (QCC514x and QCC304x series) that significantly reduces the power consumption. And the ANC earbuds that can last longer than 10 hours will be on the market soon.