The 7 Best Noise Canceling Earbuds and Headphones of 2020

Panasonic HD805N Noise Canceling Over the Ear Headphones

The right noise-canceling headphones and earbuds can make a huge difference in how well you can focus or enjoy your music. It’s one thing to listen to studying music while in a crowded café; it’s another to do so when you have noise-canceling headphones blocking out distracting sound and letting you focus.

However, finding the right noise-canceling headphones or earbuds is tricky, particularly since everyone claims that theirs are the best. While we had a lot of contenders to go through, we found that the Panasonic Noise Canceling Over the Ear Headphones offers the perfect balance of quality, features, noise-canceling efficacy, and budget. We’d highly recommend them for just about everybody.

Take a look at our other top picks to see what else we found in our search for the best noise-canceling headphones and earbuds of 2020.

The 7 Best Wireless Earbuds of 2020

Sennheiser Momentum True Wireless Bluetooth Earbuds

Finding the best wireless earbuds around can be tricky given that every earbud manufacturer claims that their new pair is the “best”. But we feel that the TaoTronics Wireless Earbuds are ultimately some of the best buds you can find on the market regardless of your exact needs. They’re fairly affordable compared to other buds on the market, feature good sound quality and connectivity, and have excellent playtime that’s only exceeded by far more expensive earbuds. If you want to balance the overall budget and earbud quality, these are the picks for you.

But maybe you need wireless earbuds for a different need. In that case, keep reading our guide and check out what we chose for the best earbuds across several categories, including working out, iPhone connectivity, and more.

1MORE Stylish True Wireless Earbuds Review

1MORE Stylish True Wireless Earbuds

1MORE has been constantly innovating and coming up with audio products with revolutionary design and quality at very competitive price points. 1MORE Stylish True Wireless earbuds come equipped with Qualcomm aptX technology and are compatible with AAC technology, a hi-res transmission technology optimized for better sounding Bluetooth audio. They also feature Environmental Noise Cancelation (ENC) technology to reduce ambient noise, which allows you to communicate effectively by cutting out background noise.

They come with a charging case and three additional pairs of o-hooks and ear tips, effectively giving you four pairs of o-hooks and ear tips to choose from so that you can get a comfortable and secure seal. The earbuds can last up to 6.5 hours on a single charge. And each earbud works independently, which means that if you are listening with a partner, one of you can switch to a call and back to playback seamlessly without interrupting the other.

JLab Epic Air Sport Review

JLab Epic Air Sport

JLab Audio brings something genuinely new to the world of personal audio with the JLab Epic Air Sport earbuds. The clear and exclusive focus on personal audio allows the company to bring something to the market that few can match. The company’s award-winning history and reputation is for long battery life and versatility in personal audio. This product does not disappoint.

Though they’re designed for the gym, you might find yourself using your JLab Epic Air Sport for other things.

What stands out here is the long battery life and the ability to use this product to do a wide range of things. But JLab Audio also adds many new features to this solid foundation, including superior noise cancellation, sound settings, and a low price that beats the competition.

Put together as a total package, what JLab Audio offers here is going to be incredibly tough to beat. This is a compelling product.

Amazon Echo Buds Review

Amazon Echo Buds

Amazon first entered the consumer electronics space with their Kindle devices and have been steadily expanding their product line with the introduction of Fire TV and TV sticks, Echo smart speakers, and a smaller version of Echo called the Echo dot. They have now gone one step further and put the Echo in a pair of wireless earbuds, which was the next logical step. The Amazon Echo Buds combine the convenience of wireless earbuds with the power of the Alexa digital assistant, to enable a truly wireless headphone experience at a very competitive price point.

The device offers Active Noise Reduction technology by Bose to reduce ambient noise and let you focus on the content you are listening to. It comes with a charging case and three different pairs of wingtips and ear tips so that you are assured of a perfect fit. It gives up to five hours of music playback on a single charge. And, you will always have Alexa around in case you need assistance.

Google Pixel Buds 2 Review

Google Pixel Buds 2

Google Pixel Buds 2 (or, simply, Google Pixel Buds as the manufacturer calls them) are positioned to take on Apple AirPods Pro. The second generation of the earbuds was first announced in October 2019, but it has taken some time to hit the market.

Compared to the first iteration of Google Pixel Buds, the new line has better call and audio quality, a more secure fit, and a vent that lets in some environmental noise.

Sennheiser Momentum True Wireless 2

Sennheiser Momentum True Wireless 2

Sennheiser has long been a leading name in headphones, and with the Momentum True Wireless earbuds released last yea,r the company showed itself as a leader in true wireless earbud tech too. Now Sennheiser aims to improve on its winning formula with a well-timed sequel – the Sennheiser Momentum True Wireless 2 earbuds.

The big difference in the new model is the addition of noise cancellation. Battery life has also been improved. But does this warrant this bump in price that sees Momentum True Wireless 2 earbuds costing more than rival products like the Sony WF-1000XM3 and Apple AirPods Pro?

Jabra Elite 65t Review

Jabra Elite 65t

Jabra Elite 65t earbuds are ‘true wireless earbuds’, meaning there are no cables at all to contend with. Cheaper ‘wireless earbuds’ usually have a connecting cord between the two earbuds. While Apple Airpods may have popularized true wireless earbuds, options like the Jabra Elite 65t offer better physical features, a physical interface, and a much longer battery life.

Powerbeats Pro Review

Powerbeats Pro

Why would you pay more than the Apple AirPods for Beats Powerbeats Pro earbuds? Well, if you value sound quality, noise isolation, and comfort, the answer is clear. Powerbeats Pro true wireless earbuds destroy AirPods in just about every metric, so they’re the obvious upgrade for the many users dissatisfied with Apple’s original wireless earbuds.

True wireless earbuds (wireless earbuds that have no wires at all) have been around for a few years but have always struggled to offer everything the consumer wants. Powerbeats Pro earbuds are the companion for your smartphone that you’ve been waiting for.