For over the ear style/full size headphones–fully surround your ears, combined both features ANC and audio performance the Sony H.ear On MDR-100ABN 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.
If you are interested in more portable option read the buyer’s guide for best active noise cancelling In ear/earbuds
Sony H.ear On MDR-100ABN
Though its name indicates the on-ear style but the Sony MDR-100ABN h.ear on Wireless is a full-sized, NC, Bluetooth Headphones. Its has the same build quality as the Momentum Wireless 2 (our previous pick) – metal headband with leather vs the plastic build with padding and is very comfortable to wear, I don’t feel any pressure on my ears for a few hours wearing this can.
The connection is solid whether it pairs with Android or iOS phones. I haven’t experienced any hiccup or sound delay.
Supported by LDAC, the audio transmition standard, which can make the Bluetooth sound better, but it only works with high-end Sony portable MP3 player and Xperia phones.
Its sound quality and performance is way more expensive than what you paid for it. At the time of review, this can get 7 reviews on Amazon with more than 4 stars rating.
We found no difference between wired and wireless listening, the sound quality is almost the same. But beween active and non-NC there is a difference, not remarkly.
When NC is OFF: strong bass, exciting treble, the transition between upper bass and mid-range is smooth, but low-bass iss easy to get lost its definition and dynamic.
Bose QuietComfort 35 (Series II) Wireless
Bose owns the best NC technology and once they implements this feature on their headphones, it work just perfect no matter type of headphones (Bose QC20 in ear, QC30 around the neck).
The Bose QuietComfort 35 is the over ear wireless NC headphone that sound great and have stellar NC performance. It is also exceptionally comfortable and the build quality is worth much more than what you pay for.
On hand, the headphone feels pretty smooth and premium, into the details you would notice their polished plastic, foam earcup padding and responsive buttons.
Momentum Wireless 2: Over ear
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.
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.
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.
Linner NC50 Active Noise Cancelling Wireless Headphones
The Linner NC50 is a NC, around-the neck headphone that you can wear for sports, you can pick the right fit from 5 different pairs of earhooks. The headphone itself looks much like BeatsX but bulkier. The band is very durable and flexible, you can easily to stuff them in the carrying case.
It has solid Bluetooth connection and 24 hours of battery which is enough for your long-haul flights.
The NC performance isn’t great, but they do the job. Because the headphones does isolate the ambient sound, adding the ANC feature just improves a bit that isolation.
The bass is bunchy, the mid-range is prominent and clear treble.
Pros: Strong battery, powerful bass, sweat-proofing feature and secure fit are great for sports.
Cons: Beeping sound once you press the button is sometimes annoying.
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.
Published on 03/10/2018