Active Noise Control (ANC) headphones.
I’ve been wanting to get one for a while since I first tried the Bose Quiet Comfort 35 II. The Bose is my first positive experience of ANC, and the Bose is THE phone to buy if you want the best ANC.
Here in Australia, we see QC25 and QC35 for sale/demo in the shops; and we see people wearing them like a fashion statement out in the streets.
The Bose has the best ANC, but not any more.
There is a new kid in town. All hail the market leader in ANC - the Sony WH-1000X M3.
Like Bose, this came from the left field. And like like Bose, it asserted it’s authority immediately on arrival. And now the Sony sits atop the mantle as the best ANC headphones available in the market today. If you need any proof the Bose has been toppled, just look at the street price for a pair of QC35II now. Stores has no choice to cut the price to compete with the Sony.
Actually, this Sony has been available for sale for a while (The M3 is released probably around ~ Aug 2018 if not earlier). It just took me this long to snag one at a good price - just under AUD$300.