If you're traveling by air, bus or train, you’ll appreciate the need for a way to block out the traffic, that crying baby or the persistent chatter. There are a lot of noise-cancelling headphones on the market and they work to varying degrees. The truth is, if you want real peace and relief from the hustle and bustle around you, then you need to splash the cash. We recommend the Bose QuietComfort 3 Acoustic Noise Cancelling headphones, which will set you back $350.
Bose QuietComfort 3 headphones — Photo courtesy of Bose
When you drop that kind of cash for headphones, you expect real performance, and that’s exactly what you’ll get. They offer a comfortable, cushioned on-ear fit, and they’ll pipe beautifully crystal clear music into your ears while simultaneously filtering out the busiest of background noise. You get two audio cables with them. The standard cable will fit the majority of audio devices, but you also get a cable for the iPhone or iPod that includes a remote control and a microphone for hands-free calls. There’s even an airline adapter plug so you can use them with the inflight entertainment.
The cups rotate so that you can pack the headphones flat, and there’s a nice case included. You do need power for these headphones to work, but a single charge can keep you going for 25 hours, which is enough for the longest of journeys. You might think twice about paying out that cash, but quality headphones like these will last you for years.