- Not sure if you like over-ear or buds... these are my favorite for over-ear. They have some great features including one where you can raise your right hand to the ear to mute audio and enable outside sound to enter through the mic ("quick attention") and a PA mode where it uses AI to filter out all sounds except voices. These work pretty well in my experience. The ANC is fantastic and provides great coverage in planes (where I use them a lot). Between these and the AirPods I now have total coverage for every situation.
Instant bluetooth, light weight, no cords and a case that recharges means that you'll find yourself using the Airpods far more than normal wired headphones. Great for workouts too. The perfect gift for people who spend a lot of time making calls or listening to podcasts or music.
There are just an amazing piece of technology, they work great, stay and feel pretty good in the ears and they totally helped me forget 3.5mm audio jack... what a courage!
- Pricey, but worth every penny. Comfortable: I wear them 6-8 hours a day and sometimes forget they are on my head. Quiet: the noise cancelling is best in class - better than even Bose in my opinion. Audiophile Quality: Sound quality for music, calls, etc. is also best in class. Versatile: I have them linked to my iMac, MacBook & iPhone and get notifications, accept calls, etc. from all simultaneously. Always Available: the battery life is stated to be 18-20 hours, and I find that estimate to be true; however, the option to plug in a cable is always there in a pinch. I find myself using these over my more-expensive wired headphones in almost every case unless the material just demands an open design for a wider soundstage.
- I love the design from Yves Behar on the Jawbone Era. You can still buy the discontinued version on Amazon, but I wish he did a refresh on this. The call quality was superb. Battery life of 4 hours is the main thing I'd need in an update.