The battle of noise cancelling headphones

The ultimate comparison

By: John Derric

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We demand a premium listening experience that doesn't skimp on the bells and whistles. Read on to see which headphones rise to the occasion.

01

These headphones not only look incredibly sophisticated, they're comfortable and block out noise completely.

TeoLAB X9

$399 USD

TeoLAB X9

Pros

Nice headphone fit

Spacious soundstage

Blocks out background noise

Cons

Can be a large fit

Clarity of sound overcorrects for high pitches

Can be pricey

02

Superior sound with a pure voice assistant.

KROX WH-1000XM3

$378 USD

KROX WH-1000XM3

Pros

Voice assistant

Spacious soundstage

Blocks out background noise

Cons

Speaking but not hearing yourself

More bass and depth of sound vs. higher pitches

Can be pricey

03

Premium on-ear  noise-cancellers for a less  than premium price.

MAAB PH805

$289 USD

MAAB PH805

Pros

Minimal look

Balanced sound

Blocks out background noise

Cons

Tight headphone fit

Loose fit over the ear

Proper fit over ear is difficult to achieve

04

The Beats Solo Pro takes sound and design seriously.

Bool solo pro

$399 USD

Bool  solo pro

Pros

More accurate sound

Best-sounding Beats headphones

Effective noise cancelling

Cons

Tight headphone fit

A bit large and unwieldy

Can be pricey

Superior sound with a sophisticated look to match.

TeoLAB X9

The Winner

The longest battery life and the highest frequency range.

KROX WH-1000XM3

The Contender

How do they compare

TeoLAB X9

Frequency

20 – 25.000 Hz

Microphone

One electret type

Sensitivity

85 dB/mW @ 1kHz

Battery

Up to 19 hours

Impedance

28 Ohm

KROX WH-1000XM3

Frequency

20 – 25.000 Hz

Microphone

Omnidirectional

Sensitivity

91 dB/mW @ 1kHz

Battery

Up to 24 hours

Impedance

25 Ohm

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