Noise-cancelling headphones are one of the most popular types of cans, and for good reason. They block out ambient noise that can distract from you enjoying your favorite tunes. While they’re particularly useful for air travel and daily commutes—especially via mass transit—they’re also great at isolating you from at-home noise pollution, whether that be the whoosh of your HVAC system, the whir of your computer’s cooling fans, or your neighbor’s lawn mower.
Updated on November 22, 2021 to add our Marshall Monitor II ANC headphone review. Our reviewer dug the sound and noise-cancellation of these rock-and-roll-style cans, but he took issue with their comfort during long listening sessions.