Business Traveller

Top 5 noise-cancelling headphones

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By Grace Nasri at FindTheBest

One of the most irritating things about business travel – of air travel in general, really – is flying when your seatmate is a crying baby or a non-stop chatter and you’re trying to work, sleep or just enjoy the in-flight entertainment.

But even when you’re not sitting next to a teething infant or gabby neighbour, the hum of the plane engine can be distracting.

Whether you need complete silence to get that report done before you land, hope to catch up on some sleep during a cross-country red-eye, or simply want all outside noises blocked so you can watch Casablanca in peace, noise-cancelling headphones can help.

According to data provided by FindTheBest – a data-driven comparison engine – when consumers are looking to purchase headphones, the most common feature they search for is noise-cancelling functionality. Fifty-two percent of consumers researching headphone features look into noise-cancelling functionality; that’s more than the amount of searches for the next three top researched features: Wireless (20 percent), microphone (18 percent) and volume remote (11 percent).