Best Noise Cancelling Headphones in India

By Dhriti Datta | Price Updated on 26-Nov-2020

Noise-cancelling headphones were already significantly appealing due to their ability to encompass users into a cocoon of silence during work, commute, or recording sessions. However, with the COVID-19-induced ‘Work From Home’ norm, their appeal has significantly increased since working people, as well as students, can find it hard to concentrate due to the distractions at home. Over-ear headphones have long offered this lucrative feature, and now, even in-ears are offering competent noise cancelling as well. However, the crowded audio market can be hard to navigate, which is why we bring you the best Noise Cancelling headphones available in India in 2020. Although the prices of the products mentioned in the list given below have been updated as of 26th Nov 2020, the list itself may have changed since it was last published due to the launch of new products in the market since then.

Sony WH-1000XM3
  • Playback Time
    Playback Time
    30 hours
  • Frequency Range
    Frequency Range
    4 Hz-40,000 Hz
  • Channels
    Channels
    NA
  • Dimensions
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    NA
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Packing Sony’s incredible HD Noise Cancelling QN1 processor, the Sony WH-1000XM3 over-ear headphones is an absolute powerhouse of a unit. The accompanying Sony Headphones app allows you to customise when the ANC turns on, as per your location and activity and it also comes packing an efficient adjustable equaliser. Although Bose is almost always the name associated with quality ANC implementation, Sony stepped up and demoted Bose Noise Cancelling headphones to the number 2 spot. The headphones block out inordinate amounts of low-end noise and even do well with constant chatter. They feature a warm, slightly bass-forward sound profile with adequate detail maintained in all frequencies. Overall, these are the noise cancelling headphones with microphone to beat in 2020 even though these headphones released back in 2018.

SPECIFICATION
Playback Time : 30 hours
Frequency Range : 4 Hz-40,000 Hz
Channels : NA
Dimensions : NA
Bose NC 700
  • Playback Time
    Playback Time
    20 Hours
  • Frequency Range
    Frequency Range
    NA
  • Channels
    Channels
    NA
  • Dimensions
    Dimensions
    5.1 x 16.5 x 20.3
Full specs

Although the Bose NC 700 comes up a bit short when it comes to ANC performance, and especially, sound quality, in comparison to the Sony WH-1000XM3, they’re still a solid pair of noise-cancelling headphones with microphone. Featuring a whopping eight microphones, six of which deliver Bose’s signature noise cancelling, the NC 700 also allows granular control over the noise cancellation levels by letting users toggle between 11 adjustable ANC levels. Albeit the ANC does alter the sound quality significantly in the lows, it still doesn’t sound unpleasant. Additionally, the Bose NC 700 also comes with a sleek and modern design, making other over-ears look rather dated.

SPECIFICATION
Playback Time : 20 Hours
Frequency Range : NA
Channels : NA
Dimensions : 5.1 x 16.5 x 20.3
Jabra Elite 85H
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    Playback Time
    NA
  • Frequency Range
    Frequency Range
    NA
  • Channels
    Channels
    NA
  • Dimensions
    Dimensions
    NA
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With ANC powered by eight microphones, the Jabra Elite has cemented itself as a serious contender in this space. Providing the user with a ginormous 36-hour-long battery life, the Jabra Elite 85H features a number of bells and whistles such as AI-enabled Smart Sound control which automatically adapts to your surroundings, on-ear detection, voice assistant access and more. The Jabra does manage to suppress a considerable amount of ambient air, voice chatter, and background noise. However, it does not manage to beat the heavyweights in this category. Nevertheless, the sizable battery life, warm and pleasant sound profile, and decent ANC performance make it a rather lucrative Noise cancelling bluetooth headphone.

SPECIFICATION
Playback Time : NA
Frequency Range : NA
Channels : NA
Dimensions : NA
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Beyerdynamic Lagoon ANC
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    Playback Time
    NA
  • Frequency Range
    Frequency Range
    NA
  • Channels
    Channels
    NA
  • Dimensions
    Dimensions
    NA
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Beyerdynamic Lagoon ANC headphones are an attractive pair of headphones to look at. But that’s not the end of the story here. Featuring a competent hybrid noise cancelling technology as well as a sound personalisation option known as MOSAYC, the headphones can prove to be a solid purchase. They’re also pretty comfortable to wear over extended periods of time. The sound profile is close to neutral with a slight emphasis towards the lows and bass. The headphones’ do well at cancelling out low-frequency sounds but the ANC slightly squanders the high-end suppression, which is not uncommon in headphones. Overall, these are a stylish and functional pair of noise-cancelling headphones.

SPECIFICATION
Playback Time : NA
Frequency Range : NA
Channels : NA
Dimensions : NA
AKG N60NC
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    Playback Time
    NA
  • Frequency Range
    Frequency Range
    NA
  • Channels
    Channels
    NA
  • Dimensions
    Dimensions
    18 x 7.5 x 21.5
Full specs

If you’re scouring the market for a pair of on-ear noise-cancelling bluetooth headphones that also have a good size-to-battery life ratio, the AKG N60NC headphones are a great choice. They’re capable of diminishing a good amount of external noise and are also surprisingly comfortable to wear over extended periods of time. Additionally, they can even be used passively with a 3.5mm audio cable if the headphones do run out of juice over long flights or road travels. These headphones are also significantly cheaper than the ones listed above but have a pleasant sound profile featuring crisp vocals, soaring highs, and good dynamics. Additionally, they’re extremely portable (for on-ears) and can be easily packed away in a small backpack without taking up too much space.

SPECIFICATION
Playback Time : NA
Frequency Range : NA
Channels : NA
Dimensions : 18 x 7.5 x 21.5
Sennheiser Momentum 3 Wireless
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    Playback Time
    NA
  • Frequency Range
    Frequency Range
    NA
  • Channels
    Channels
    NA
  • Dimensions
    Dimensions
    17 x 20 x 5
Full specs

Featuring prominent metallic headphone arms, the Sennheiser Momentum 3 Wireless aren’t headphones that you’d miss in a crowd. Additionally, they’re also a feature-laden pair of headphones including ones such as ANC, adjustable EQ, HD codecs support, Bluetooth v5.0, 17-hour-long battery life and more. The sound profile is definitely bass-forward but most frequencies are well represented. Coming to the ANC performance, the Sennheiser Momentum 3 Wireless does well at drowning out constant sounds, such as chatter and AC hums. It also comes with an ‘Anti-Pressure’ mode which diminishes the overwhelming pressure some users feel when wearing a pair of noise-cancelling headphones.

SPECIFICATION
Playback Time : NA
Frequency Range : NA
Channels : NA
Dimensions : 17 x 20 x 5
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Apple AirPods Pro
  • Playback Time
    Playback Time
    24 hours
  • Frequency Range
    Frequency Range
    NA
  • Channels
    Channels
    NA
  • Dimensions
    Dimensions
    NA
Full specs

Apple’s AirPods Pro in-ear true wireless headphones have a lot going for them. They come equipped with ANC, Transparency Mode, silicone ear tips, an IP rating, a customisable EQ, and a whopping 24 hours of total battery life. It’s quite the feature set for a diminutive pair of in-ears. The touch controls, situated on the short stem of these earphones, can be used to easily activate ANC by simply long-pressing them. They do quite well suppressing external sounds and provide a decent battery life of 4.5 hours on the buds themselves with ANC turned on. They also offer sweat and water resistance.

SPECIFICATION
Playback Time : 24 hours
Frequency Range : NA
Channels : NA
Dimensions : NA
Sennheiser Momentum True Wireless 2
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    Playback Time
    NA
  • Frequency Range
    Frequency Range
    NA
  • Channels
    Channels
    NA
  • Dimensions
    Dimensions
    NA
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The successor to the highly-acclaimed Sennheiser Momentum True Wireless finally hit the market and it comes packing ANC too! The Momentum True Wireless 2 does a stellar job at drowning out consistent sounds and chatter in the background such as the hum of the AC and even some voices. It does slightly better at masking low frequencies in comparison to high frequency external sounds. Additionally, these earphones also come with improved battery life, rated at a total of 28 hours, with 7 hours on the buds themselves. The sound quality and build is also sublime, so you don’t mind paying a premium for the premium experience you surely will get, these earphones may be the ones for you.

SPECIFICATION
Playback Time : NA
Frequency Range : NA
Channels : NA
Dimensions : NA
Sony WF-SP800N
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    Playback Time
    NA
  • Frequency Range
    Frequency Range
    NA
  • Channels
    Channels
    NA
  • Dimensions
    Dimensions
    NA
Full specs

The newly-released Sony WF-SP800N sports true wireless noise-cancelling headphones offer ANC, ambient sound mode, a customisable EQ, touch controls, an IP55 rating, and much much more. With ANC turned on, the headphones are capable of dishing out 9+9 hours of battery life and with it turned off, the numbers bump up to 13+13 hours of battery life. The ANC does well at suppressing low-end chatter and constant sounds, however, there is a discernible background hiss when the ANC is on. Still, it is not extremely jarring and can bearly be heard most times. The Headphones app also allows granular levels of control over ANC activation timings and much more.

SPECIFICATION
Playback Time : NA
Frequency Range : NA
Channels : NA
Dimensions : NA
Price : ₹18990
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Anker Soundcore Life Q20
  • Playback Time
    Playback Time
    NA
  • Frequency Range
    Frequency Range
    NA
  • Channels
    Channels
    NA
  • Dimensions
    Dimensions
    19.5 x 18 x 7.8
Full specs

If you’re looking for a budgetary pair of noise-cancelling headphones, the Anker Soundcore Life Q20 headphones are a great value for money product in this category. Featuring custom 40mm drivers and a massive 40 hours of listening time (with ANC on), the headphones are a steal, priced below 10K. They do well diminishing low, constant sounds, but struggle with high-frequency external noise such as keyboard clatter. The sound profile is bass-forward, yet it doesn’t sound muddy and distorted as most budget bass-forward headphones do.

SPECIFICATION
Playback Time : NA
Frequency Range : NA
Channels : NA
Dimensions : 19.5 x 18 x 7.8

List Of Best Noise Cancelling Headphones In India Updated on 26 November 2020

Product Name Seller Price
Sony WH-1000XM3 amazon ₹21990
Bose NC 700 amazon ₹34400
Jabra Elite 85H amazon ₹24990
Beyerdynamic Lagoon ANC amazon ₹29990
AKG N60NC amazon ₹21532
Sennheiser Momentum 3 Wireless amazon ₹34990
Apple AirPods Pro amazon ₹20999
Sennheiser Momentum True Wireless 2 amazon ₹24990
Sony WF-SP800N N/A ₹18990
Anker Soundcore Life Q20 amazon ₹25840
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