Valentine’s Day Gift Guide: The Best Travel Headphones
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Valentine’s Day Gift Guide: The Best Travel Headphones

Headphones are a travel necessity. Whether you’re trying to watch a movie, listen to music or just tune out the noise around you, a good pair of headphones can make all the difference in helping you relax.

For the past couple of years, Apple Airpods and Beats have dominated the market but there are so many other options in every price range. Whether you prefer in ear or over ear, here are some great choices for travel headphones.

Bose QuietComfort 45 Wireless Active Noise Cancelling On Ear Headphones

The original noise cancelling headphones are still the best. Bose QuietComfort is iconic and this model lets you ignore crying babies and chatty seatmates while enjoying deep, clear sound. One charge provides 24 hours of listening time to get you through even the longest flights. Lightweight and available in black and white, they’re the perfect travel companions, whether you want to listen to your own entertainment or nothing at all. Price: $329

JBL Reflect Aero TWS

Dustproof and waterproof, these earbuds are as clear and comfortable on a mountain hike or red eye as they are on solid ground. True Adaptive Noise Cancelling (4-Mic) with Smart Ambient blocks out what you don’t want to hear and provides high quality JBL Signature Sound for what you do. Winner of a Red Dot Design Award, the buds come in a compact little charging case that fits anywhere. And, with three mics in each one, they let your voice be heard on every call so no one will know you’re actually thousands of miles away. Price: $149.95

Yamaha YH-E700A Wireless Noise-Cancelling Headphones

Yamaha Music knows a thing or two about sound and they’ve made sure that these headphones adapt to your environment – cutting the noise but not the music and optimizing the sound – no matter where you are or what you’re listening to. Travel-ready, they feature a folding/swiveling earcup design and up to 35 hours of battery life. Price: $349.95

LG TONE Free T90 Atmos with Dolby Head Tracking True Wireless Bluetooth Earbuds

Thanks to innovative Dolby Head Tracking that allows sound to move with you, these earbuds offer a theater-like listening experience that always keeps you in the center of the action. The ergonomic design is all about comfort so you can even fall asleep with them in your ears. Most unique, though, is the UVnano+ charging case that sanitizes the buds, killing 99.9% of bacteria on the hypoallergenic eargels in just 10 minutes, leaving them charged and ready to go. Price: $199.99

Altec Lansing Wireless Noise Cancelling Over Ear Headphones

These well-priced headphones provide crisp, clear sound with active noise cancelling technology that can be turned on and off easily. The plush ear cushions stay comfortable so you can listen longer – which is great because a single charge can last up to 26 hours. Portable and foldable, they can be tossed in a bag and taken anywhere. Price: $89.99

1MORE SonoFlow Active Noise Cancelling Bluetooth Headphones

With 70 – yes, 70! – hours of playtime and the ability to gain 5 hours of continuous playback with just a 5 minute charge, these headphones are a game-changer for the price. Featuring excellent sound quality, led by 12 studio-grade EQ presets, they also offer the brand’s proprietary noise cancelling technology. They’re hard to beat for low cost, high value. Price: $79.99

adidas Z.N.E. 01 ANC True Wireless

Because adidas created these earbuds with runners in mind, they’ll easily go the distance for all travelers, thanks to their customizable fit and superior sound quality. Sweat-proof and water-resistant, they feature active noise cancelling and awareness modes which are easy to switch between, and their sleek design will get you through a marathon of a trip. Price: $129.99

Creative QT LilGadgets Untangled Pro Wireless Kids Headphones

The first Bluetooth headphones designed especially for kids, these must-haves feature ear pads and headbands that are super soft for comfort but strong enough to withstand rough treatment by little hands. Volume is limited to protect children’s hearing and SharePort Technology means they can listen with their friends. Plus, they come in 10 colors and prints so siblings won’t have to fight over which pair is theirs. Price: $49.95