A good Active Noise Cancelling (ANC) headphone is extremely important because they block out outside noise to provide the isolation you need to get the most immersive sound experience while you enjoy music, movies, videos, and games. Our round-up has top true wireless earbuds with the best ANC technology.
The Sony WF-1000XM3 truly wireless earbuds are hands down some of the best active noise-cancelling truly wireless earbud on the market today. These powerful earbuds have a dedicated app that gives you the ability to control how much outside noise you hear. Sony has also included an Adaptive Sound Control feature, which uses gyroscopes that are located inside the earphones to work out if your stationary, walking, running or on transit and automatically adjust the noise-cancelling to that particular surroundings. Read Full Review
The SoundPEATS T2 boasts some of the best active noise cancelling of any earbud under $100. It’s able to block out lower tones, talking, car horns and more. You also get an ambient mode that allows you to hear your surroundings with almost a natural feel
It has an IPX6 waterproof rating, so you don’t have to worry about ever getting them wet. And when it comes to playback controls, the T2 has smart touch controls which provide all your playback functions.
With active noise cancelling off you can actually get 10hrs and 30hrs using the case and with ANC on you still get 8hrs with the earbuds with around 24hrs using the case. A lot of other earbuds with ANC doesn’t have battery life as good as this.
When it comes to audio, the T2 is awesome, you get 12mm dynamic drivers which deliver strong deep subwoofer like bass with very natural sounding mids and highs.
Samsung Galaxy Buds Pro
The Samsung Galaxy Buds Pro are Samsung’s most durable Galaxy Buds yet. They boast an IPX7 rating so they are fully waterproof which is the highest rating for a pair of Samsung earbuds. You get 2 ANC modes, low and high. When in high settings these earbuds will blocks out a lot of outside noises like the hum from noises A/C unit or a refrigerator whirr. The noise cancelling is almost just as effective as the AirPods Pro.
Battery life won’t be as impressive as the other Samsung earbuds because of the ANC. But listeners are able to get around 5 hours of playtime at moderate volume levels with ANC on and an additional 15 hours with the wireless charging case. The case also has Qi wireless charging, so it can be charged with any wireless charger.
Samsung has focused alot on the sound quality, each earbud sports an 11mm woofer for deep bass and a 6.5mm tweeter for richer treble. The bass is deep and defined with loud clear mids and detail highs. And you can tweak the sound to suit your listing like with the app. There’s even an ambient mode so you’ll be able to hear your environment surrounding. It will also recognise when you’re talking and automatically lower the volume of your music and fire up ambient mode so you can have a conversation.
Sol Republic Amps Air+
The Sol Republic Amps Air+ proves that you don’t have to spend a lot of money to get a good pair of active noise cancelling wireless earbuds. These earbuds are designed to move with you so they are protected from rain and water making them a good option for the gym.
The Amps+ allows you to enjoy up to 7 hours of playtime on a full charge and around 20 hours with the charging case. You also get touch controls to control your playback functions but they don’t offer any volume control.
The sound quality is awesome, if you are a bass-head you will love these. You get a very dynamic sound experience with clear crispy highs and forward mids and strong deep bass.
Apple AirPods Pro
The redesigned Apple AirPods Pro wireless earbuds are more compact, lighter and more comfortable than the previous versions. The earphones now sit inside your ears to provide more comfort and stability to allow users to wear them all the time. The fact that they are more comfortable and you can talk to Siri and make phone calls, mean probably rarely have to remove them.
Additionally, these earbuds also offer excellent active noise-cancelling and Transparency Mode. Transparency Mode gives you the ability to hear your surroundings. So, whether you’re at the gym or out for a morning jog, you will be able to know who and what is around you. Read Our Full Review
Sennheiser Momentum 2
The updated Sennheiser’s Momentum 2 True Wireless Earbuds currently delivers the best audio performance of any true wireless earbud on the market. These aren’t bassy headphones but you do get ample bass which the average consumer will like. You also get very neutral mids and highs for an overall balanced audio experience.
Each earbud utilizes touch-sensitive controls that let you swipe or tap to control audio playback. And both earbuds have customisable touchpad technology built so you can set up the controls to suit your style.
The Momentum 2 has excellent ANC performance, it’s on par with the 1000XM3’s which is pretty high praise. This Sennheiser also has the newest Bluetooth technology which is Bluetooth 5.1 technology. It features AAC, SBC, and aptX low latency.
Battery life has been improved with listeners now able to get 7 hours of playtime and around 28 hours total using the case. The earbuds automatically stop when your earbuds are removed and seamlessly resumes when you put them back in.