Valentine’s Day gift guide: The best travel headphones


Headphones are a necessity when traveling. Whether you’re trying to watch a movie, listen to music, or just want to muffle the noise around you, a good pair of headphones can make all the difference in helping you relax.

In recent years, Apple Airpods and Beats have dominated the market, but there are so many other options in every price range. Whether you prefer in-ear or over-ear, here are some great choices for travel headphones.

Bose QuietComfort 45 Wireless Active Noise Canceling On Ear Headphones

The original noise canceling headphones are still the best. Bose QuietComfort is iconic and with this model you can ignore crying babies and chatty seatmates while enjoying deep, clear sound. A single charge provides 24 hours of listening time to get through even the longest flights. Lightweight and available in black and white, they’re the perfect travel companions whether you want to listen to your own entertainment or nothing at all. Price: $329

JBL Reflect Aero TWS

Dust and waterproof, these earbuds are just as clear and comfortable during a mountain hike or red eye as they are on solid ground. True Adaptive Noise Canceling (4-Mic) with Smart Ambient blocks out what you don’t want to hear and delivers high-quality JBL Signature Sound for what you do. Winner of a Red Dot Design Award, the earbuds come in a compact charging case that fits anywhere. And, with three microphones in each, they let your voice be heard on every call, so no one notices you’re thousands of miles away. Price: $149.95

Yamaha YH-E700A Wireless Noise Canceling Headphones

Yamaha Music knows a thing or two about sound and they’ve made sure that these headphones adapt to your environment – ​​cutting out the noise but not the music and optimizing the sound – no matter where you are or what you’re listening to. They are ready for travel, have a foldable/rotatable ear cup and a battery life of up to 35 hours. Price: $349.95

LG TONE Free T90 Atmos with Dolby Head Tracking True Wireless Bluetooth Earbuds

Thanks to the innovative Dolby Head Tracking, which makes the sound move with you, these earbuds offer a theater-like listening experience that always keeps you in the center of the action. The ergonomic design is all about comfort, so you can even fall asleep with them in your ears. Most unique, however, is the UVnano+ charging case that cleans the earbuds and kills 99.9% of bacteria on the hypoallergenic eargels in just 10 minutes, keeping them charged and ready to go. Price: $199.99

Altec Lansing over ear wireless noise canceling headphones

These well-priced headphones offer crisp, clear sound with active noise canceling technology that can be easily switched on and off. The plush ear cushions stay in place comfortably, so you can listen for longer – which is great, as a single charge can last up to 26 hours. Portable and foldable, they can be thrown in a bag and taken anywhere. Price: $89.99

1MORE SonoFlow Bluetooth headphones with active noise cancellation

With 70 – yes, 70! – hours of playback and the ability to play 5 hours of continuous playback with just 5 minutes of charging, these headphones are a game changer for the price. With excellent sound quality, led by 12 studio-quality EQ presets, they also offer the brand’s own noise reduction technology. They are hard to beat for low cost, high value. Price: $79.99

adidas ZNE 01 ANC Truly wireless

Because Adidas made these earbuds with runners in mind, all travelers can go the distance with ease, thanks to their customizable fit and superior sound quality. They’re sweat-resistant and water-resistant, feature active noise cancellation and awareness modes that you can easily switch between, and their streamlined design will see you through a marathon of a journey. Price: $129.99

Creative QT LilGadgets Untangled Pro Kids Wireless Headphones

The first Bluetooth headphones designed specifically for kids, these must-haves feature ear cushions and headbands that are super soft for comfort, yet strong enough to withstand rough handling from little hands. The volume is limited to protect children’s hearing and SharePort technology allows them to listen together with their friends. Plus, they come in 10 colors and prints, so siblings don’t have to fight over which pair is theirs. Price: $49.95


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