this is what hifi which is a UK based magazine recommendation on wireless and truely wireless earphones and headphones
sony WH-1000xm3 is closed cup headphone design,. Does the WF version have the wired capability?
I can't sleep with closed cup headphones, I can with in-earphones.
WF-1000xm3 - truely wireless in earphones (but no wire mode)
Wi-1000xm2 - over the neck band in ear phones (3.5mm wired mode and airplane adaptor)
there is another sony one wired and noise cancelling has usb type c
Last edited by imparanoic; 17-01-2020 at 05:08 PM.
Thanks for all the helpful replies and the links. I'll go and try a few and see which are the most comfortable + block out the most background noise.
I would buy two.
Now, a lot of people may scoff when I say two, but the most significant usage you are going to have is
- Coffee Shops/Office Spaces
- On the move
- At the gym
First, the AirPods Pro, assuming you are an Apple User, already. Incredible convenience, pretty good noise cancelling when you are on the move or in the gym. And pretty good for streaming audio and podcasts. You can take a pod out to have a brief conversation, order things etc and pick up where you left off.
Second, for longer wear and especially in places like coffee shops, malls etc. skip Bose and Sony and go cheaper end Plantronics. Their over-ear headphones are quite solid, great noise cancelling and pretty stellar audio range. They have an amazing battery life and give you 2 hrs of juice on a 10 min charge (off a laptop). Most of these over ear ones, tend to have external controls so you can focus and don’t have to pick up your phone to skip a song etc.
This is all assuming you would choose function over form...
Very useful thread, everyone!
Any suggestions regarding a *wired* headset with good noise cancelling feature? Ideally not full over the ear cup, because, as people correctly noticed, Hong Kong weather isn't great for this kind of device. I also don't care that much about audio quality, since I only listen to audio books.