At number 10, we have the Sennheiser HD4.50 BTNC, it cost slightly more than the Sony WH-CH700N but does a better job in the noise-cancellation department. The headphones blocked out road noises easily but struggled at doing so with ambient voice chatter. Still, it is definitely a worthy buy with a clean sounding signature and ease of use.
Taking the number 9 spot, the Skullcandy Venue is Skullcandy's first venture into the noise-cancelling market. The noise-cancelling is decent, being able to block out low-frequency noises. It is most suitable for use in pretty quiet environments.
Taking the 8th place, the Sony h.ear on 2 Wireless NC is a stylish, streetstyle headphone suitable for millennials. A wide choice of colour options and a comfortable fit makes it the ultimate go-to choice. Noise-cancelling is great at cancelling road noise, plane engine noise and voice chatter, but it never managed to cancel out wind noise.
At number 7, the Beats Studio 3 Wireless is another modern and stylish headphone. With its signature looks, no one will ever disagree on that it is the world's most beautiful over-ear headphone till date. A wide range of colour options and collection styles means you never buy an overdued product. Noise-cancelling wise, most low and high frequencies are blocked out completely. However, just like the Sony h.ear on 2 Wireless NC, it struggles at blocking out wind noise but performs a little better than it.
Taking the 6th spot, the Beoplay H9i is the updated version of the original H9. Built with premium materials and high quality craftmanship, it is a contender for those who would like to stand out from the crowd of plasticky headphones. In terms of noise-cancelling, all surrounding noise are fully filtered out, however, it does give off an air-cabin pressure feeling which may be unbearable for some users.
Number 5 lies the Sennheiser PXC 550. It is worth knowing that it is the lightest Noise-cancelling headphone in this list. Natural user interface gestures like touchpad playback controls and proximity sensors make it an easy product to use. Noise-cancelling wise, ambient noise is fully blocked out but its competitors do a better job, hence its 4th spot.
At number 4 spot, the Jabra Elite 85h is a great alternative noise-cancelling headphone for urbanites who are rough with their items. Noise-cancelling abilities are similar to its competitors but it is rain-resistant and has superior call quality. Sound is customisable via the app and the Elite 85H has one of the longest battery life when compared to the top-dogs; a total of 36 hours with noise-cancelling and Bluetooth on.
Now onto the top 3, the Bowers & Wilkins PX is one classy headphone. Like the Beoplay H9i, it is constructed with premium materials like ballistic nylon and leather. In terms of noise-cancelling, there is app support which allows for toggling of noise-cancelling and surrounding sound pass-through so you can tune in and out easily. The B&W PX also features proximity sensors for convenience.
Number 2, the Bose Quietcomfort 35 II still retains its position even though its technology hasn't improved since its release of the first generation of the QuietComfort 35. The headphones have the most comfortable fit and least clamping force compared to its competitors. Noise-cancelling is strongest at blocking out everything including loud plane engines to car horns to baby's crying.
The best of the best is the Sony WH-1000XM3. Designed for frequent travellers in mind, the WH-1000XM3 exudes a sense of modernity and fashionability to look good on any user. Noise-cancelling wise, there is nothing that can get through and interrupt your listening experience. With the Headphones Connect App, you can now tune in and out of your music world when you want to by controlling the amount of ambient noise around. While atmospheric pressure optimisation ensures that the noise-cancelling works best in whatever environment you are in.