Shaking off world and sinking into a new album can feel like a train ride through the countryside… unless you’re sharing that seat with two tiny tots. Or your neighbor’s dog keeps barking. Come to think of it, there are a lot sounds that can ruin a good song in the work-from-home era. That’s why we have headphones that isolate and actively cancel noise. Below are the best noise-canceling cans and buds you can buy, hand-picked and tested by the Gear team here at WIRED.
Don’t see something you like? Be sure to check out our other guides, such as Best Wireless In-Ear Headphones , Best Workout Headphones , Best Budget Headphones , and Best Wireless Headphones .
Updated July 2022: We’ve added the Sony WH-1000XM5 and QuietOn 3 sleep headphones.
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