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While wireless noise-canceling headphones from Sony and Bose are certainly top-notch, they come with a hefty price tag — often hundreds of dollars. Although they’re certainly a great investment, you don’t have to empty your bank account to pick up a premium, yet affordable pair.
Case in point: The TaoTronics Active Noise Cancelling Headphones. Not only are they wallet-friendly, but they deliver high-quality audio with exceptional active noise-cancelation. And right now, they’re on sale for just $40, or $7 off at Amazon—they’ve never been cheaper.
Originally $47, these TaoTronics headphones feature clear and crisp audio with rich tones and heart-thumping bass, while active noise-canceling blocks out sound and ambient noise for a truly immersive experience—especially if you’re in a crowded room, a busy subway car or a long-haul flight with a screaming baby just a few rows away.
In fact, they’re so effective at blocking out noise, one shopper uses them for his kids:
“For headphones that occasionally double as ‘keep small kids from screaming during fireworks or other loud events,’ [active noise-canceling] is a fantastic feature, and I think it should be advertised more clearly because I bet more parents would buy these if it was extra clear how great this is!”
Another perk? They’re comfortable for glasses-wearers:
“The ear cushions are a little softer and the pressure on my head a little less, and that combination makes these MUCH more comfortable to wear over my glasses than the Bose,” the reviewer added.
Multiple shoppers compared the headphones to the pricier brand, and while many note that the Bose has superior noise-canceling, it’s not worth splurging on a pair when you can have the TaoTronics for a fraction of the price.
“I've had Bose noise-canceling ones and these rival it,” one shopper concluded. “In fact, the other older noise-canceling would have a small tingy sound that I hated. This one does not and it works AWESOME. Really, for this price, this cannot be beat.”
The headphones are made to last over 40 hours on a single charge. In fact, you can plug them in via USB-C for a five-minute quick charge and get two hours of additional juice. This is ideal for travelers with little downtime between flights, or if you forgot to charge them before your commute to work.
The TaoTronics Active Noise-Cancelling Headphones also feature a sleek build with a clever folding design, so you can easily stow them in a purse or bag without them taking up much space.
But don’t let the low price point fool you; from the outstanding audio quality to noise-canceling features to wireless connectivity, these headphones can rival much bigger (and more expensive) brand names. In fact, over 84 percent of shoppers gave them 5 stars and they boast an average of 4.7 stars among 570 reviews.
One shopper put it best:
“[The headphones] are best for people who just want some peaceful time,” he wrote.
The reviews quoted above reflect the most recent versions at the time of publication.
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