I like to listen to podcasts and music while I walk around the city… and a cheap pair of Bluetooth earbuds is usually all I need.
But hop on a noisy subway, bus, or airplane, and it can be hard to make out the words without cranking the volume up high enough to make your ears bleed.
A decent pair of noise-cancelling earbuds or headphones can work wonders in those situations, bringing down the perceived level of the jet engines or subway cars and making the audio I want to hear audible again.
For what it’s worth, I picked up a pair of the TaoTronics earbuds a few months ago, based on the WireCutter’s recommendation. They’re not the best-sounding noise-cancelling headphones I’ve ever used, but they’re compact and comfortable to wear for extended periods.
Here are some of the day’s best deals.
- TaoTronics noise-canceling earbuds w/neckband for $36 – Amazon
- Anker Soundcore Life Q20 wireless noise-cancelling headphones for $48 – Amazon (clip coupon)
- Refurb JBL Everest Elite 750NC wireless noise-cancelling headphones for $70 – Harmon (via eBay)
- Bose QuietComfort 35 II wireless noise-cancelling headphones for $260 – Nation Wide Distributors (via eBay)