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Noise-Canceling Headphones: Articles & Videos

Headphones buying guide

by David Brown

Learn how to find the headphones for every purpose.

 
Beats Executive™ headphones review

Beats Executive™ headphones review

by David Brown

The Beats Executive™ over-ear noise-canceling headphones represent a new direction for Dr Dre's highly successful headphone line.

 
Headphones Glossary

Headphones Glossary

by Crutchfield Writing Team

Learn about the different types of headphones and popular features.

 
Noise-Canceling Headphone Challenge

Noise-Canceling Headphone Challenge

by Dave Bar

Folks in our I.T. department listened to five different models of noise-canceling headphones while we played a variety of sound effects. See what they had to say about each model's sound quality, noise-canceling ability, and fit and comfort.

 
Video: Bose® QuietComfort ®15 Noise Cancelling® Headphones

Video: Bose® QuietComfort ®15 Noise Cancelling® Headphones

by Ken Nail

Learn about what makes Bose's QuietComfort 15 Noise Cancelling Headphones different from the crowd, from their advanced technology to their travel-friendly design.

 
Video: PSB M4U 2 noise-canceling headphones

Video: PSB M4U 2 noise-canceling headphones

by Tara W.

Tara W. talked to Jeff from PSB about their M4U 2 noise-canceling headphones when they visited Crutchfield.

 
AKG K 490 NC Review

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.

 
Sennheiser PXC 450 headphones review

Sennheiser PXC 450 headphones review

by Ralph Graves

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.

 
Portable Audio: Safe Listening Out of the Box

Portable Audio: Safe Listening Out of the Box

by Ralph Graves

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.

 
Polk  Audio UltraFocus 8000 noise-canceling headphones review

Polk Audio UltraFocus 8000 noise-canceling headphones review

by Ralph Graves

The Polk Audio UltraFocus 8000 noise-canceling headphones do more than just provide relief from ambient sounds. Polk provides some innovative extras as well.

 
Sennheiser CXC 700 Noise-canceling headphones review

Sennheiser CXC 700 Noise-canceling headphones review

by Guest Writer

The Sennheiser CXC 700 noise-canceling headphones were a hit with our intern — for comfort, sound, and noise cancellation.

 
Video: Denon Globe Cruiser Headphones

Video: Denon Globe Cruiser Headphones

by Video Guest

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.

 
CES Spotlight: AKG K 490 NC Headphones

CES Spotlight: AKG K 490 NC Headphones

by Video Guest

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.

 
CES Spotlight: Polk Audio UltraFocus 8000 Headphones

CES Spotlight: Polk Audio UltraFocus 8000 Headphones

by Tara W.

The Polk UltraFocus 8000 with active noise-canceling technology reproduces your music with audiophile-grade sound quality, while isolating you from the noisy environment around you. Enjoy a private concert in peace, without distractions from the outside world.

 
PSB M4U 2 noise canceling headphones review

PSB M4U 2 noise canceling headphones review

by Woody Sherman

We all know PSB makes great speakers. Just how good, exactly, are their headphones, then? Read on: looks like someone's impressed.

 
Bose® QuietComfort® 20 Acoustic Noise Cancelling® headphones

Bose® QuietComfort® 20 Acoustic Noise Cancelling® headphones

by David Brown

A review of the Bose QuietComfort® 20 Acoustic Noise Cancelling® in-ear headphones. Do they meet the high standard set by the full-size QuietComfort® 15 headphones?

 
Video: Bose® QuietComfort® 20 Acoustic Noise Cancelling® headphones

Video: Bose® QuietComfort® 20 Acoustic Noise Cancelling® headphones

by David Brown

The Bose® QuietComfort® 20 Acoustic Noise Cancelling® headphones are ultra-portable thanks to their compact in-ear design, and they minimize outside noise so you can focus on your music.