Shaking off the world and sinking into a new album can feel like a train ride through the countryside… unless you’re sharing that seat with two young toddlers. Or the neighbor’s dog barks constantly. Come to think of it, there are a lot of noises that can ruin a good song in the work-from-home era. That’s why we have headphones that isolate and actively suppress noise. Below are the best noise canceling cans and earbuds you can buy, handpicked and tested by the Gear team here at WIRED.
Don’t see something you like? Be sure to check out our other guides as well, such as the best wireless earbuds, the best workout earbuds, the best cheap headphones, and the best wireless headphones.
Updated July 2022: We’ve added the Sony WH-1000XM5 and the QuietOn 3 sleep earbuds.
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