Isn’t it eminent that if you want the Best Noise Cancelling Headphones for the price, then you definitely need to shell out a premium price?
And since you’re shelling out a premium price, why not look for the most comfortable noise cancelling headphones out there, shouldn’t you?
What could be more worse than the Noise Cancelling Headphones that you just bought sounds fine and as per your liking...
...but your ears hurt while using it.
Since I don’t want you to go through that phase, hence I will be suggesting three of most comfortable noise cancelling headphones out there...
...those are surely going to sound great, without your ears gasping for breath.
Are you ready?
Here we go.
Momentum 2.0 Wireless Noise Cancelling Headphones is the 2nd generation of Sennheiser’s Momentum series.
We even have on-ear and in-ear models in the Momentum range.
The one I’ve mentioned is the flagship model from the series.
Priced at around $500, these are certainly the most comfortable noise cancelling headphones you can score though at a hefty price.
Talking about the design, we have a metal frame that connects one ear can to another, also enacting as a rigid frame for the headphones.
Even the ear cans are made up of metal that surely makes them look special and helps them stand out.
Talking about comfort, you get large thick foam padding that is going to cover your entire ear and also feel like foam pillows.
Since the earcups feature an oval design, it will easily adjust with your ears; making plenty of room too.
The headband however is sleek with minimal leather padding; which might cause slight irritation if you’re bald or going to wear them for a longer period of time.
These however are definitely going to offer the kind of comfort you’ve always wished for.
Since they’re wireless too, you’re not even going to have the trouble of dangling wires.
The other features we have here is the Bluetooth 4.0 connectivity with support for Apt-x codec allowing them to deliver CD like quality.
You can even connect them via audio cable to enjoy much better sound quality.
Sennheiser has also incorporated it’s home-grown NoiseGard Noise Cancelling Technology, that makes use of 4 internal microphone to eliminate outside ambient noise at the maximum rate possible.
For easy pairing, the company has also thrown-in NFC pairing, allowing you to instantly connect these to NFC supported devices. [Check Full Review]
"Sennheiser Momentum 2.0 On Ear Wireless Headphones are definitely one of the most comfortable noise cancelling headphones out there, just the price at which it sits at is a deal breaker."
When we’re talking about the most comfortable noise cancelling headphones, how can we forget a company that has been a pioneer in audio sound quality as well as with the comfort too.
Though I don’t understand the logic, but Bang & Olufsen H8 are pricier than the H6; while featuring an on-ear design, whereas the H6 has an over the ear design.
From pricer headphone models; its usually expected them to have over-ear design that allows for more room and sound visualization, compared to its on-ear counterpart.
Before we talk about the headphones, let me first tell you what comes inside the box.
Once the headphones are out of the box, underneath it you’ll...
...find a full size carrying pouch and an airline adapter, along with user manual and paperwork.
You even get a USB charging cable and auxiliary cable to connect your headphone to your smartphone via the 3.5mm jack, and that’s it in the accessories department.
Bang and Olufsen H8 comes in two premium colors which they call as: Grey Hazel and Argilla Bright
For the price they’re sold at, these are definitely one of the great looking and best feeling Headphones out there, primarily made out of Aluminum and Leather.
Earcups swivel 90 degrees and lay flat on the ground, whereas the earpads are made of memory foam with leather covering.
Earpads on the Grey Hazel model looks just like Chocolate Donut to me.
Headband too has memory foam padding at the bottom, whereas leather covering at the top.
Though at start you may complain that these are an on-ear model, however once you start using it; you really won’t feel much difference as the memory foam padding adjust to your ears and provide a good seal.
You even have touch sensitive gesture control on the left side of earcups, allowing you to control things with ease without fidgeting to find buttons on the headphones itself.
Check out this minimalistic review of Bang and Olufsen H8.
“Even being an on-ear model, Bang and Olufsen H8 are the most comfortable noise cancelling headphones with an on ear design. The price is somewhat less than the Momentum 2.0 but the design is way ahead than excellent.”
Bose has been a pioneer when it comes to manufacturing some of the best noise cancelling headphones out there.
Moreover at the same time they’ve also managed to preserve the sound quality as well as offer extreme comfort.
Bose received a lot of flak for its QuietComfort 15 for having one-dimensional sound and not so exciting sound quality when the Noise Cancelling feature is turned on.
Bose QuietComfort 25 are an upgrade over the QC15 which took 5 years in the making, with Bose persistent on not bringing any new ANC headphones until they have something new to offer.
Well, that definitely worked as no other ANC headphones can closely touch the Noise Cancelling quality compared to QC25.
Along with that you have your sound quality retained just the same when ANC feature is turned on.
The best part is, the entire headphone is lightweight at 190 grams making them the lightest noise cancelling headphones out there.
This is achieved by using plastic materials for the headband and earcups; whereas moderate earcup padding.
You also get to see denim covering at the top of headband, and synthetic suede material at the bottom that is mostly used in luxury cars.
Even when you just put them on; without any music playing, they passively block out most of the sound and once you have Noise Cancelling feature on, it’s just feels completely silent.
Bose has been able to achieve this by keeping a good space between the earpadding and headphone drivers which allows for much better sound visualization and helps in blocking out noise passively...
...that happens to be a great deal when your headphone runs out of battery and you no longer can use the noise cancelling feature.
The company has gone with using a AAA battery to power these; which is sort of a good thing if you buy a set of rechargeable batteries along with it.
They however don't sport Bluetooth or NFC or any other fancy features that the other two headphones offer...
...and I’m glad they don't because with Bluetooth and Noise Cancelling feature turned on... it’s the music quality that suffers in the end. [Check Bose QC25 Full review]
“Most Comfortable Noise Cancelling Headphones doesn’t only mean having tons and tons of padding; Bose definitely got it right with the QC25 by keeping them lightweight which happens to be the most comfortable feature along with larger spacing and moderate memory foam padding.”
Since you’re going to splurge sub $300 on a noise cancelling headphones, why not buy something that is comfortable too.
You want a premium and luxury looking Noise Cancelling Headphones? You can go with the Sennheiser Momentum 2.0 or the Bang and Olufsen H8 that offers premium material and excellent design.
However if you want to be less of a show-off and care more about the comfort and minimalism, then Bose QuietComfort 25 is your best bet.
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