Best Cheap Noise Canceling Headphones

Best Cheap Noise Canceling Headphones

The so-called noise-canceling headphones are trendy nowadays. They enhance the experience canceling the noise with an active counter-sound. No matter how popular and numerous they are, we cannot afford to buy a cheap headset that is inefficient in attenuating the unwanted noise. Which is why we searched for the best cheap noise canceling headphones.

I got the DT-770 Pro as a support for mixing, because unfortunately I do not currently have the opportunity to edit my room acoustically for my studio monitors. So now I use the speakers for the regular work, while I use the headphones for the delicate places where I have to work very accurately. To anticipate it: For this purpose, the headphones work great for me!

It was particularly important to me that the entire spectrum is reproduced as unadulterated as possible so that I can make the most accurate decisions, especially in the bass range. The headphones deliver this without any problems.

We've compiled a List of Best Cheap Noise-Cancelling Headphones in 2020

Whether the advertised transmission range of 5 – 35000 Hz is maintained, I can not say, I don’t think any human could hear past 20000 Hz; however, all frequencies that are heard for me are played back and it goes damn deep!

​Audeze, one of the most prestigious brands of high-end hi-fi headphones, dived in March 2018 into the gaming industry with a new top-tier gaming headset for high-caliber players. The event was of enormous surprise and truly intriguing; Not only because of the blending of an elitist brand like Audeze with the medium of gaming, but also for the expectations which had arisen by the upcoming of an alluring pair of gaming headsets and the unreal promises they’ve made.

Ergonomics

It doesn’t take long to realize the majesty of Audeze Mobius sound once donning them on your ears. As one of the best gaming headset, the audio quality is the second most intriguing aspect after the immersive soundscape generated by the planar magnetic drivers and Waves Nx technology for 3D audio immersiveness.

Not only does the 100mm planar magnetic drivers emulate the most authentic immersive cinematic experiences, they also achieve an admirable level of precision and responsiveness. The complexity of the captivating, imacculate surround sound with the dramatic and vivid sounds filled with details make it almost impossible to take them off your head. The experience is truly addictive.

Sony WH-CH700N

Best Affordable All-around Active Noise Canceling Headphones

Why we like it: The Sony WH-CH700N is a pair of over-the-ear wireless headphones priced slightly under $150, an excellent budget solution for those in need of detailed and rich sound with no wires around.

The cheap wireless headphones from Sony lack enjoy proper sound insulation, unlike other over-ear headphones in the same price range such as the Plantronics BackBeat GO 600, but not better than our best over-ear pick: Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2. The comfort is substantially increased by the light construction of 233 grams, which is a rather low value for a model of this type. Although we would’ve appreciated softer pads that envelop the earcups, the quality of comfort is relatively high and doesn’t get in your way to enjoying a good listening session.

The battery that can run for up to 35 hours with Bluetooth activated and ANC is by far the highest we’ve encountered, 1 hour less than the high-end $249 wireless headphone Jabra 85h (both measurements were done with Bluetooth and ANC on).

We deeply enjoyed this enduring autonomy of the Sony WH-CH700N, as well as the pleasurable upholstery enveloped with a layer of gray synthetic leather.

The sound is nothing short of amazing, good and present basses, full-bodied sound, and fantastic homogeneity with very clean mid-range and treble. The ANC has its weaknesses and perks. The good thing is, the music is fantastic with the active noise reduction function turned on. On the bad side, it’s only in the lower frequency range where the noise is reduced the most. The sound of people talking and high-pitched sound notes are diminished very mildly.

Verdict

In short, you cannot fail with these Sony. The price that is slightly above the $100 level might not define these Bluetooth headphones as „cheap”. Still, when you take into consideration the variety of needs the WH-CH700N can fulfill, you easily arrive at the conclusion that these are the best cheap wireless headphones around.

Key Features

  • Extremely complex and versatile
  • Accurate 3D audio imaging
  • Resourceful sound spectrum with excellent bass and crystal clear sound
  • Fairly precise detatchable microphone

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Sony WH-CH710N
Budget Version:
Sony ZX110NC Noise-Canceling

 

JBL E65BTNC

Runner-Up - Versatile Cheap Noise Canceling Over-Ear Headphones

Why we like it: The JBL E65BTNC is equipped with active noise canceling, which worked well in the test. The technology reduces loud ambient noise. This is particularly noticeable in the case of monotonous sounds in the airplane.

In terms of audio, the JBL Live 650BTNC presents itself with a good resolution. The lows play powerfully and deeply, without going into the foreground. The lower part of the mid-range delivers an enjoyable warm sound. Altogether, the overall sound impression can be characterized as modern. In any case, these wireless noise-canceling headphones highlight very well the lower end of the spectrum. Considering you’re an avid lover of electro, pop, rap, or any other musical genre that emphasizes bass, the JBL E65BTNC can please you.

Verdict

Unlike JBL Live 650BTNC, this model is endowed with Bluetooth 4.1 rather than 4.2, and doesn’t have quick access to the voice assistant, however, for someone who’s primary interest is the sound quality the E65BTNC assures the same level of quality and is much cheaper.

Key Features

  • Extremely complex and versatile
  • Accurate 3D audio imaging
  • Resourceful sound spectrum with excellent bass and crystal clear sound
  • Fairly precise detatchable microphone

Alternatives:

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JBL Everest 710

Multi Pairing Bluetooth Noise Canceling Headphones with Crystal Clear Mic

Why we like it: The JBL Everest series reigns on the market for over 5 years. It started with Everest 700 that was followed by JBL Everest 710 2 years later. The headphone received a variety of ergonomic advancements to suit better the user’s needs regarding the quality of comfort and convenience of use.
This wireless gear has a battery of 850 mAh enough to power the whole unit for around 25 hours.

The Everest 710 doesn’t drop in quality when paired via Bluetooth. The music is well rendered whether the headphone operates in wireless mode or through a wired cable. In essence, the headphone is exemplary, it could have benefited from an NFC chip for much faster wireless pairing, but it’s nonetheless good enough even without one.

The frequency response displayed ranges from 10 to 22 kHz, which in our case enhances the general performance of the sound and also the width of the soundstage, yielding a generous expansion. The extreme low of the bass is highly favored with the Everest 710 Bluetooth headphone, and it does feel vibrant and intense, which would appeal to the young generation. Likewise, this profile doesn’t benefit the classical genres of music.

Verdict

The headset is embellished with two essential features that even some high-end traveling headphones don’t include: Echo-canceling microphone and ShareMe 2.0 technology. The first is a technology integrated inside the microphone that is designed to provide crystal clear, hands-free calls, while the latter allows your headphones to pair with other Bluetooth headphones and share the same content: music, video, or games.

These make the JBL Everest 710 a fantastic Bluetooth headphone, and let you enjoy good moments together with your friends. Traveling with somebody also becomes more engaging since sharing a movie and watching in silence is on the plate.

Key Features

  • Extremely complex and versatile
  • Accurate 3D audio imaging
  • Resourceful sound spectrum with excellent bass and crystal clear sound
  • Fairly precise detatchable microphone

Alternatives:

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Taotronics TT-EP01

Best Cheap In-Ear Noise Canceling Headphones

Why we like it: We now want to reveal to you the TT-EP01 from TaoTronics, an awfully cheap pair on in-ears with active noise reduction available. They cost under $30, and reserve a pleasant surprise. TaoTronics promises a cheap noise cancelling headphone that offers an extraordinary construction quality, level of comfort, and sound performance during the duration of our tests. The active noise reduction isn’t miraculous, but it’s practical and gives you an idea of what to expect from such technology before buying a serious noise cancelling headphone.

The sound of the TT-EP01 features a frequency response that is particularly balanced in the bass range, whilst remaining pleasantly deep and dynamic. The vocals are also accompanied by incredible intelligibility and spatiality. While the trebles don’t show a great extension, the stereophonic scene is broad and reasonable for any music lover.

Verdict

With the TaoTronics TT-EP01, you’ll benefit from the best quality/price ratio, and for the price paid, the sound quality is unbeatable. Most models that cost this much don’t sound as balanced and certainly lack an active noise reduction feature.

Key Features

  • Extremely complex and versatile
  • Accurate 3D audio imaging
  • Resourceful sound spectrum with excellent bass and crystal clear sound
  • Fairly precise detatchable microphone

Alternatives:

Upgrade:

Budget Version:

Alternatives

The Plantronics BackBeat Go 810 deemed as the budget version of the BackBeat Pro 2, have almost the same build quality, stereophony, and noise reduction effectiveness for a smaller price, but our budget pick performs slightly better.

The AKG N60 NC Wireless is also a great mid-end pair of headphones which passive isolation and ANC function are very competent, but they’re a bit pricier than our current budget choice, and you can’t turn ANC off in Bluetooth mode. Nonetheless, for $50 more, the sound of N60 is fantastically balanced, accurately rendered and detailed, though the lack of presence in treble is quickly sensed.

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