Shakes off world and sinking into a new album can feel like a train ride through the countryside… unless you share that seat with two small toddlers. Or your neighbor’s dog barks constantly. Come to think of what is a lot of sounds that can ruin a good song at work from home. That is why we have headphones that insulate and actively equalize noise. Below are the best noise-canceling cans and knobs you can buy, hand-picked and tested by the Gear team here at WIRED.
Can’t see anything you like? Be sure to check out our other guides, such as the best wireless earphones, the best workout earphones, the best cheap headphones, and the best wireless headphones.
Updated July 2022: We have added the Sony WH-1000XM5 and QuietOn 3 sleeping headphones.
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