- Bose is pretty much unrivaled when it come to active noise cancelling and when wearing the wireless quiet comforts 35sit kinda feels like you're in a bubble. Active noise cancelling might not be your best best for music though since it's made for continuous repeating sounds. If you're looking to block music specifically a pair of noise isolating in-ears might be better
- Beats X are in-ear earbuds that do a reasonably good job of blocking out most of the ambient noise in the environment. I stayed away from Beats products because of their reputation for bad sound quality. That is until I started seeing positive reviews from reviewers who had previously bashed the brand. I picked up a pair on sale back in April and have had no regrets. I like that they're comfortable to wear for long periods of time, which is something I can't usually do for longer than an hour regardless of brand and type (headphone or earbud). The 8 hour battery life is decent, but I do wish it was 12 hours and had water resistance like the Power Beats 3. To make up for the battery life, there's "fast fueling" where it gains 2 hours of battery in just a 5 min charge.
I have typically been against using Beats headphone as I felt they were expensive for what you got. After getting a pair for free I can say that the audio quality is better than most headphones that I've owned and that the overall value is probably worth the price.
Very good choice for sports.