We have tested numerous over-ear and in-ear headphones with ANC (Active Noise Cancellation) for you. The result: good ANC headphones don’t have to be expensive. We would like to introduce you to the test winner among headphones.
Even audiophiles will now be able to listen to music on their smartphones – and Bluetooth headphones are almost a must here. Because more and more manufacturers are doing without the jack socket. If you also hear a lot on the go or in the office, i.e. wherever there is very loud ambient noise, headphones with active noise cancellation (ANC) that simply block out disturbing noise are ideal.
We present the test winner among the over-ear headphones with ANC here, for even more information just click on the button “for detailed purchase advice”. There we show you not only the test winner of the over-ear headphones, but also the top model of the in-ear headphones and two price tips. You can get good noise-canceling headphones from around 70 euros.
Buying advice: noise canceling headphones
Noise-canceling headphones: the test winner among the over-ear headphones
In the test, the Sony WH-1000XM4 (from Media Markt) got the top grade of 1.0 (very good) in all relevant categories: The sound is excellent, even if it could be a bit too powerful for one or the other. On the other hand, the headphones gain a little more clarity in the heights compared to their predecessor. And if you don’t like the sound, you can make extensive changes using the associated app. The noise-canceling function also leaves little to be desired in the test. To be precise: Active noise cancellation is currently the best among over-ear headphones.
The battery lasts more than 40 hours without ANC, and still around 30 hours with ANC. The price of the Sony headphones is very steep at just under 300 euros. Price-conscious buyers should therefore also keep an eye on the also very good predecessor model, the XM3.
All further details, numerous models in the test as well as general tips can be found in our extensive purchase advice.
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