10 BEST Noise Cancelling Earbuds and 3 Types of Low Quality Headphones to be Avoided Revealed by the Headphone Hub.
Los Angeles, CA, USA – July 14, 2014 /MarketersMedia/ –
There are literally hundreds of active and passive noise cancelling headphones (a.k.a. NC headphones) in the market. However, most models cannot be recommended because (i) their level of noise reduction is poor, (ii) their bass, mids and highs are imbalanced, and/or (iii) they make annoying, high-frequency hissing sounds.
This Review of the 20 BEST Noise Cancelling Headphones is a must read for anyone looking to AVOID low-quality noise cancelling earbuds/headphones.
“With most noise cancelling earbuds and headphones, you either get good noise cancellation or good sound quality, not both. Only a handful produce both high-quality audio and high-quality noise reduction.” says Conny Devos, a co-author of the TOP 20 NC headphone sets.
Go to www.BestHeadphoneHub.com/Best-Noise-Cancelling-Headphones for detailed reviews on these TOP 20 noise canceling headphones.
The above TOP 20 list is sub-divided in to (1) audiophile grade noise cancellation headphones, (2) best BUDGET-friendly active and passive NC headphones, (3) top rated Bluetooth (wireless) NC headphones, and (4) TOP 10 BEST Noise Cancelling Earbuds. Most of these come from popular brands like Bose, Harman Kardon, Audio-Technica, Sennheiser, Klipsch and Sony, while others come from not so well known brands like PSB speakers, V-MODA, Parrot Zik, MEElectronics, Grado and Phiaton.
In addition to reviewing over-the-ear (supra-aural) and around-the-ear (circum-aural) headphones, they also review in-ear stereo headsets commonly known as earbuds. Even though the general belief is that earbuds cannot produce a high level of noise reduction, there are a couple of models whose active noise control is as good as that of bulky, around the ear NC headphones.
The TOP 10 Best Noise Cancelling Earbud Review goes into details on each one of these earbuds. “In addition to cancelling out external noises almost completely, today’s best earbuds have some highly advanced and practically useful features like the aware mode” says Devos. “Let’s say a friend speaks to you while you’re listening to music on your favorite NC headphones. Instead of taking the cans off to hear what your friend has to say, you just press the ‘aware button’. The aware mode activates an external microphone that lets your friend’s voice in, and you’re suddenly ‘aware’ of noises around you. While you’re listening to your friend, your music keeps playing as well. How cool is that?” asks Devos.
In case of both around-the-ear and in-ear models, the best noise cancellation is achieved by active noise cancelling models compared to passive NC models. Active noise cancelling earphones identify various background noises via built-in microphones and produce a counteracting signal (near exact opposite wavelength) using the noise-cancelling circuitry inside the headphones. It is this counteracting signal that cancels out the external noises. In contrast, with passive NC models, outside noises entering the ears is blocked “passively” by means of the thick cushions on the earcups or the snug fit of the earbuds with the ear canal. This is also sometimes known as noise isolation. It is important to understand that noise cancellation and noise isolation are two different things. The active kind also requires a battery. Some of the best active noise cancelling headphones like the PSB M4U 2 allows listening to music even after the battery dies. This is another useful feature to look for when deciding which cans to get.
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Name: Conny Devos
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