Best wireless headphones for commuting

By Kajoli Anand | Published on 23 Oct 2020
Best wireless headphones for commuting
Best wireless headphones for commuting

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If you are a regular commuter and an audiophile, music can be a good companion during your commute, be it while travelling in a train, car or flight. To get the best listening experience during your commute, you need to get a pair of wireless headphones that delivers a good sound output, has a good battery backup and is easy to carry around. To help you find the right fit, here is a list of four of the best wireless headphones ideal for commuting that you can get on Amazon. Note that they have been selected based on their listed features.

Sony WH-1000MX3

If you are a fan of Active Noise Cancellation (ANC), then this pair of headphones from Sony should do you justice, as the brand claims to provide you industry-leading noise-cancellation. With this gadget at your disposal, you should be able to get a virtually noise-less listening experience under all conditions. It has a Quick Attention Mode, which turns down the volume so that you can participate in a quick conversation. You can activate this mode by just covering the right earcup with your hand. In terms of battery backup, the company claims to give you 30 hours of playback time on a single charge, under optimal user-case conditions. Finally, the design structure of the headphones is such that you can swivel and fold the ear cups in a way that the device fits inside the small carrying case, enabling you to carry it around with ease.

Bose Headphones 700

The Bose Headphones 700 is equipped with 11 levels of noise-cancelling, which should ensure that you can cancel out the voices of your fellow commuters, or hear selective sounds such as station announcements. The headphones have an ergonomic design with a lightweight, steel build, which should ensure you can wear them for long hours. They are claimed to deliver 20 hours of battery life on a single charge and have a Bluetooth connectivity range of 10m. The Bose Headphones 700 has two built-in voice assistants – Alexa and Google Assistant, ensuring that you don’t have to reach for your smartphone to perform general tasks.

Sony WF-1000XM3

The Sony WF-1000XM3 has industry-leading noise cancellation technology, which should ensure that the only thing you hear on your commute is your favourite song. The technology is said to adjust the level of noise cancellation based on your environment. The earbuds have touch controls so that you can access Alexa, manage calls, adjust the volume and so on. When you place your finger over the left earbud, it automatically turns the volume down so that you can have a conversation. The Sony WF-1000XM3 has a battery life of 32-hours.

Apple Airpods Pro

If you are someone who is not a fan of large over-the-ear headphones, then you should probably choose something like the Apple Airpods Pro. It is a pair of truly-wireless earphones that is not even the size of your smallest finger and weighs just 5.4 grams individually. Such lightweight and compact earphones should surely make your commute comfortable. Each of the Airpods uses a custom speaker driver, a high dynamic range amplifier and an H1 chip to deliver a good sound output through this small device, as claimed by the brand. In terms of battery life, it gives you nine hours of playback time on a single charge and more than 24 hours in total, so you charge it multiple times through the compact charging case, as per company claims. It supports Active Noise Cancellation, which lets you enjoy audio without any disturbance no matter where you are. Finally, the Apple Airpods Pro are both sweat and water-resistant, making them ideal to be used in outdoor conditions.

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