Articles & Videos: Noise-Canceling Headphones

Headphones buying guide
by David Brown

Trying to decide on the perfect pair of headphones? Read our headphones buying guide to learn about the various styles so you can make the right choice.

Headphones glossary
by Crutchfield Writing Team

Learn about the different types of headphones and popular features.

AKG K 490 NC Review
by Marshall Chase

I took the noise-canceling AKG K 490 NC headphones to the gym and elsewhere to put them to the test. They passed admirably.

Noise-canceling headphones make sense for air travel. But in an office? Ralph tries the Sennheiser PXC 450 headphones at work and gets some surprising results.

Keeping your portable player or smartphone at safe volume levels not only protects your hearing, but can also improve your listening experience in the process.

Denon's ultra-versatile Globe Cruiser headphones give you Bluetooth and noise-canceling functions in a great-sounding, comfortable headphone built for the busy traveler.

AKG's K 490 NC ultra-compact folding headphones pack a surprising sonic punch, delivering your music with warmth, clarity, and deep, rich bass. But what you won't hear is the din of a noisy environment around you.

When it comes to headphones, sound quality and comfort are key - but Bang & Olufsen realize that style matters, too. Their BeoPlay H8 Bluetooth noise-canceling headphones give you a stylish, comfortable set of 'phones that'll block out ambient noise, sound great...and look fantastic, too.