The Sennheiser PXC 550-II Wireless is the top model of travel headphones with noise-canceling in the German headphone manufacturer’s range. The headphones impressed us with a fantastic, clear sound, good active noise cancelation, and a comfortable fit. Also worth mentioning is the really excellent active noise suppression and clear communication quality when making calls.
The level of sound quality and build quality of Sennheiser Momentum for the value was great. The first Momentum was distinguished by its construction built of stainless steel, leather, and plastic. These materials can also be found in the latest model. The positive impression was outdone by Sennheiser Momentum 2.0, the second generation of Momentum Wireless.
These Sennheiser headphones do not have such outstanding analytical skills as Grado, but they reproduce the music clearly and vividly. They can play energetically and not afraid to emphasize certain accents. Appropriate moderation has been maintained in the bass area.
Technics may be best known for its turntables, but it also has a reasonably wide range of quality headphones. One of them being the EAH-F70N. These high-quality, over-ear wireless headphones feature Active Noise Canceling (ANC) technology and advanced features. The headphones are well-equipped with three-level active noise canceling and comes with everything you can expect from high-quality Bluetooth headphones: Bluetooth 4.2, including Qualcomm aptX HD, LDAC, sufficient autonomy, and a frequency response of 4 Hz – 40 kHz.
The Beyerdynamic Lagoon ANC Traveller Bluetooth headphones are a closed over-ear model offering 45 hours of battery life. It has smart active noise reduction with two operating modes and a microphone for making phone calls. The German audio manufacturer designed their noise-canceling headsets Lagoon ANC to deliver great sound quality even with noise-reduction enabled and provide you with control over the headset’s sound reproduction aspects via mobile application.
When DALI released iO-6, a noise-canceling wireless headphone, they also released a headphone without NC iO-4. All characteristics are identical. The headphones differ only in the amplifier chips and the noise-canceling system. Even though the differences are minimal, the company’s engineers tuned both iO-4 and iO-6 to sound similar.
As the first enclosed headset of the Danish brand, DALI iO-6 is a wireless headset with wireless connectivity, built-in noise cancellation system offering up to 30 hours of battery life.
The headset is well-designed and features an excellent sound quality, including active noise cancellation of external noise. The IO-6 from DALI can compete with many premium wireless noise-canceling headphones in sound quality, although they fall slightly short regarding their ability to eliminate noises.
Released in March 2014, the Sony MDR-ZX550BN is a mid/low-end wireless headband headset that aims to be efficient and technological. It takes its big brother’s characteristics, the more expensive but more elegant Sony MDR-ZX750BN. Sony is, therefore, targeting customers looking for a decent Bluetooth headset on a relatively tight budget. Is this “low cost” model really worth it? We tested it for you.
With an NFC connection and active noise reduction, we have rarely seen a headset so well equipped at this price. However, “Noise Canceling” is not really efficient and therefore does not deserve to add to the bill. The Sony MDR-ZX550BN is a decent headphone at this price.
The British manufacturer Bowers & Wilkins has impressed its customers many times, and it did so with PX5, too. The PX5 headphone is an artistic piece of technology designed to last; beautifully crafted, the noise-canceling model we have here won’t challenge the likes of Bose 700 in a noise reduction battle. Though, the materials and especially the workmanship will ensure victory. The headset has a fantastic construction, is well-built, and will last for a long time. Along with an excellent passive shielding behavior, the ANC can differentiate between a decent listening experience and an immersive one.
British manufacturer Bowers & Wilkins includes into the PX series of wireless noise-canceling headphones two fantastic-sounding devices – PX5 and the flagship model PX7. The novelty can play music for up to 30 hours without recharging and supports Qualcomm’s latest technology – aptX Adaptive, which can dynamically adapt the audio compression parameters to the content being played and listening conditions.
Aside from the technical commentary, Bowers & Wilkins PX7 is a high-quality over-ear wireless headphone with active noise cancelling. It’s the top-of-the-line wireless model of the renewed PX line. It embodies a stylish corporate design, a superb manufacturing quality featuring only high-quality materials. Among the apparent aspects of the modern flagship, PX7’s hallmarks resemble a beautiful sound reproduction, plenty of functionality, and long-lasting comfort.
B&O Play is a division of the famous Bang & Olufsen that develops electronics. The subsidiary company inherited the first two initials and the elegant design distinguishable among the entire Bang & Olufsen range of products. This time the brand offers an on-ear Bluetooth headset equipped with an active noise reduction system, the B&O Beoplay H8i.
When it comes to top-end products like the H8i and H9i headphones, we have no doubts regarding quality. Usually, we’re always shown something really outstanding by the Danish luxury brand founded in 1925, at least from a design perspective. We know you’re here to find out about other aspects of the B&O Play H8i and how it sounds.
BeoPlay H9 3rd gen represents the Danish’s high-end acoustic device. The third generation of its Bluetooth noise-isolating active headphones offering a subtle upgrade over the 2nd gen that will likely appeal to the current fans of B&O. As high-end as ever, the noise-canceling wireless headset has been enhanced with voice assistant management and a few other subtle improvements.
When it comes to sound engineering, perfection is almost always out of reach. The development of such high-fidelity noise cancelling headphone is the result of engineers and high-end designers of Bang & Olufsen.