Noise Canceling Headphones have become very popular for many different reasons. Weather it is to cut out noise while community on the train, traveling, work or study the demand is high.

Some users will notice a slight compromise in the sound quality when using Noise canceling headphones. This is because of the way the headphones process the music. They use microphones to listen for incoming sound and then process sound waves to block out the noise. To do this it requires a sound, some users hear a humming noise when wearing them.

Noise Canceling Headphones require power. Some models use standard AA or AAA batteries, while others have rechargeable batteries built into them, requiring recharging via an external cable. The rechargeable battery option is most convenient, but if you forget to bring the cable on a trip, you will lose all noise cancellation once the charge runs out.

Some models of noise canceling headphones require the NC to be turned on before audio will play through them. Others will allow music to play through from the audio source, regardless of whether or not the noise cancellation is active. If it is important to you that the headphones can act as a standard pair of headphones even when the noise canceling is turned off, you'll want to make sure that they allow pass through audio.

Bose QuietComfort 25

Bose has retired the popular QuietComfort 15s in favor of the new QuietComfort 25. The QC 25s deliver improved active noise-cancelling technology, rich refined audio quality, comfortable around earfit and up to 35 hours of battery life - with the ability to play music after the battery dies you just lose out on the active noise-cancelling and the Active EQ technology. It fits in a compact carrying case that is easy to stow. Similar to the QC 15s, the QC 25 have strategically placed microphones along the interior and exterior of the earcups, which detect and measure outside noise. From there, the information is relayed to a proprietary digital chip inside the cups that creates an opposite noise-cancelling signal.

Customer Rating = 5/5

Harman Kardon NC

Harman Kardon NC headphones feature an exclusive acoustic system that integrates superb mechanical design, materials and electronics. User-exchangeable bows, self-adjusting housings, soft leather cups and slow-retention ear-cup foam ensure a comfortable fit and an optimal acoustic seal on the ear. The NC model employs the proprietary HARMAN closed-loop, active digital noise-cancelling technology developed for acoustic installations in luxury cars. The USB-rechargeable NC headphones have a battery that lasts up to 40 hours. Even when the battery dies, the headphones will still work when connected by the supplied bypass cable to a playback device.

Customer Rating = 4/5

Sony MDR-NC200D

High quality audio is yours with 40mm driver units, full digital amplification and a high performance digital equalizer delivering the highest highs and lowest lows for incredible-sounding music. Featuring Sony's advanced digital signal processing technology, ambient noise is reduced by up to 98.2% with these mdr-nc200d premium digital noise canceling headphones. Whether you're at the office, on a plane or train, built-in artificial intelligence (AI) technology automatically adjusts to your surroundings to offer the optimal level of noise canceling customized to the environment and sound conditions. Cushy, feather-soft ear cushions provide maximum comfort, plus an ultra-compact, collapsible design makes these headphones perfect for travel.

Customer rating = 4.5/5

JVC HA-NC120 Noise-canceling Headphones

The new JVC HA-NC250 combines outstanding sound quality with advanced noise-cancelling and isolation technologies to provide a superior listening experience. The HA-NC250's noise cancellation technology constantly monitors the noise cancellation process. As a result, the headphones eliminate up to 85 percent of background noise. To further block noise, the HA-NC250 offers two JVC innovations that help isolate the listener from outside sounds. First, each earpiece employs a double housing structure for an extra sound insulation layer. Second, JVC developed a new technique for attaching the headphone's smooth memory foam cushioned ear pads to the housing that helps isolate background noise. The smooth pads also enhance comfort. These sound isolation features, for which patents have been applied, are especially important since the HA-NC250 can be used with the active noise cancellation switched off.

For the best possible sound quality, the new headphone uses a 40mm neodymium driver in each earpiece. For comfort and portability, the HA-NC250 is one of the lightest headphones in its class, weighing just 5.3 ounces. The headphones use a single 1.5-volt AAA battery for powering the noise cancellation circuitry. Battery life is rated at about 50 hours.

Customer Rating = 4/5

The BÖHM B-66

The BÖHM Wireless Bluetooth Headphones with Active Noise Cancelling Headphones supports A2DP, AVRCP, HFP and HSP for a fully wireless experience. Stream Music to Your Wireless Bluetooth Headphones from Your PC, Smartphone, Tablet & More Over a 33-Foot Wireless Range. Premium Stereo Drivers lets you enjoy thumping bass, prominent mids & sparkling highs with this headset's Bluetooth 20Hz-20KHz Frequency Range.

All you need to do to activate noise cancellation is flip a switch on the headset. Charge your wireless headphones for 3 hours & enjoy up to 16 hours of playtime (18 hours talk time).Answer incoming calls right on your stereo headphones & your music will automatically resume when you hang up.

Customer Rating = 4/5

Beats Studio Headphones

The world’s most famous headphone has been completely redesigned and reimagined. The new Beats Studio® is lighter, sexier, stronger, and more comfortable, with precision sound, Adaptive Noise Canceling, a 20-hour rechargeable battery, and RemoteTalk™. It has all the energy and excitement you expect from Beats, plus a powerful, re-engineered sound.

Customer Rating = 4.5/5