Active noise-cancelling headphones are great when you simply want to drown out the background noise and immerse yourself in your music. They also make great companions for long road trips or even those long flights, when you simply want some peace and quiet.
Now there are many noise cancelling headphones available in the market. We have tried some of them and spent hours on research to find out which is the best for you. We have listed the five popular noise-cancelling headphone models in the market that are under Rs. 10,000 to help you find the best in your budget.
1 Sennheiser HD 4.50 BTNC Noise Cancelling Headphones
If you’re into earphones or headphones, I’m sure you’ve heard or used a Sennheiser before. Like the other product from the company, the Sennheiser HD 4.50 BTNC is an excellent option for anyone looking for a pair of budget noise-cancelling headphones.
The Sennheiser 4.50s has soft leatherette covered ear pads which provide exceptional wearing comfort over a longer period of use. Also, these headphones have a great battery life of 25 hours with ANC (Active Noise Cancellation) off and 19 hours with the ANC on.
These Sennheiser headphones have the Noisegard active noise cancellation to virtually eliminates unwanted ambient sound. The ANC can easily be activated using the volume rockers placed in the right ear cup. The sound produced in the headphones has very balanced audio characteristics, accurate and clean. The bass is neutral and not altered or boosted, the mids are equal with other frequencies and not being bright or recessed either.
One of the best features we liked in the Sennheiser HD 4.50 BTNC headphones is the NFC pairing. One can simply hold any compatible smart device near the NFC logo on the headphones for a streamlined Bluetooth paring.
2 Sony WH-CH700N Wireless Noise Cancelling Headphones
The WH-CH700N headphones from Sony have wireless connectivity, active noise cancellation and the ability to use Google Assistant on the go. The headphone has a proper over the ear design meaning that the headphones entirely cover your ears for a snug, noise isolating fit. Something you would like about the design of these Sony WH-CH700N is the glitter light finish on the outside which adds some character to the headphones.
The soft padding around the earcups is very comfortable to use for a longer period. All controls, along with the micro USB port for charging are at the bottom of the left earcup and volume, and playback buttons are on the right earcup. These Sony headphones deliver up to 35 hours of power.
The sound on the Sony headphones is clean and brings out much of the detail and character. Artificial Intelligence Noise Cancellation analyses the background sound and adjusts it for optimal performance in various environments.
The Sony WH-CH700N does have the NFC system like the above Sennheiser 4.50 BTNC, which allows for pairing a compatible smart device without much hassle.
You can also configure settings on the headphones using the “Sony Headphone Connect” companion app. You can tweak equalizers settings, control noise cancellation and change the function of the noise cancellation button to trigger Goole Assistant from the app.
3 JBL Live 650BTNC Noise Cancelling Headphones
JBL as a brand has always had a good reputation when it comes to sound quality, and you won’t be disappointed with the 650BTNC. These are some of the best bass-heavy pair of headphones but also keeps the clarity of the JBL signature sound.
The entire Live series of products from JBL has a very modern look to them, and the JBL Live 650BTNC is of no exception. The fabric headband, slim profile and the design give it an elegant look and feel. The headphone is really comfortable to wear.
The JBL Live 650BTNC headphone is compatible with Alexa and Google Assistant. You can use the “My JBL” app to turn on/off the assistants as per your wish.
The noise-cancelling is pretty good and can be turned on or off from the headphone or through the app. The 650BTNC does block out pretty much all the surrounding sounds.
JBL claims to have a 30 hours battery life with Active Noise-Cancelling turned off or 20 hours with Bluetooth and Active Noise-Cancelling turned on.