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8 of the best noise-canceling headphones for listening in peace

The audio signal that comes through a cord is every audiophile’s weakness, but the loss of headphone jacks in the iPhone and obvious convenience of going wireless may have you considering the switch. Bowers & Wilkins has been on that speaker game since the 1960s, mastered wired headphones first, then brought the expertise to wireless noice-cancelling headphones headphones with the PX. 
If you’re concerned about Bluetooth headphones sounding inauthentic, knwo that the PX’s angled units are derived from the P9 signature — one of B&W’s most beloved wired headphones. It’s the solid performance you’d expect, surrounding your ears with super roomy, powerful audio. Rock and electronic music particularly shine here, but softer vocals may have you wanting more.
Spacial sound like that will have you in the zone, and the eminent noise blocking of the PX will ensure that distractions are prevented at all costs. The tunnel version (er, sound) is achieved by using sensors to adapt to your surroundings and customize the type of blockage, made even more specific with noise-cancellation modes like “flight,” “city,” and “office.” The buttons take some getting used to, but sound can also be controlled with the PX app or by lifting up the ear cups.
The physical design also deserves some kudos. Large headphones can quickly cross into obnoxious, but the braided band and shiny details on this pair offer a really classy aesthetic. An included carrying case is always a bonus, but it’s an extra bonus when it’s this nice and protective (and not a dinky drawstring bag.)
Unfortunately, the PX are known to get tight after bouts of long wear. If you decide to take a break and wear them around your neck, you’ll have to take them off and flip them the other direction — the hinges bend outward.