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Holiday Shopping Guide: Wireless Noise-Cancelling Headphones

Looking for a great gift for a stressed-out parent or frequent business traveler? Consider a pair of wireless, noise-cancelling headphones. They make a gift that’s both thoughtful and entertaining, letting the recipient enjoy both some much-needed peace and quiet, and stellar audio quality. There are more noise-cancelling wireless headphones on the market than ever before, so we took a closer look at the two most popular models to help you decide which will make the better gift.

Sony MDR-1000X

The MDR-1000x are the flagship Sony noise-cancelling headphones. Sony packed its most advanced noise-cancelling technology into these over-the-ear cans, which feature 40mm drivers and utilize the company’s proprietary LDAC wireless protocol to effortlessly transmit three times more data than normal Bluetooth Audio. As a result, the MDR-1000x can match the audio quality of a wired source, and are even capable of playing High-Resolution Audio content. Check out the video for more on the Sony MDR-1000x:

Bose QuietComfort 35

The chief competitor to the Sony cans, the Bose QuietComfort 35 have arguably the best noise-cancelling technology in the industry. After all, Bose gave the world the first commercially-available noise-cancelling headphones twenty-five years ago. In the time since, they’ve just about perfected the technology, and coupled it with their audio engineering expertise to create the QuietComfort headphone line, which has sold millions around the world and won countless awards. The Bose QuietComfort 35 are the company’s first wireless noise-cancelling headphones, and by all metrics they’re the all-around best. Watch the video for our thoughts:

Still need some help deciding? Check out the comparison video, where the Bose and Sony face off head-to-head. Or click the link to see our entire selection of wireless noise-cancelling headphones. And, of course, we always encourage you to contact us to get more information from one of our product specialists.

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