Shaking off the world and sinking into a new album can feel like a train ride through the countryside unless you’re sharing that seat with two young toddlers. Or your neighbor’s dog is constantly barking. Come to think of it, there are a lot of sounds that can ruin a good song in the work-from-home era, and that’s why we have headphones that isolate and actively cancel out noise. Below are the best noise-canceling cans and buds you can buy, handpicked and tested by the Gear team here at WIRED.
Updated March 2021: We’ve added the Apple AirPods Max, Bowers & Wilkins PX7 Carbon, Samsung Galaxy Buds Pro, and Jabra Elite 85t.
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