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Best Travel Headphones at Every Price Point

by Bernadette Braganza May 09, 2020

Best Travel Headphones at Every Price Point

We have a lot of travel bugs at Headphone Zone. But, a few of us just love exploring new places, not just the daily commute to and fro.

That’s when we turn to devices like smartphones and of course, our favourite headphones to enjoy our travels all the more.

So tighten your seatbelt and let’s explore the world of travel headphones, shall we?

Wanna read about a specific product? Simply click below, it'll take you where you need to go:

 


JAYS t-Four Wireless

Best under Rs. 2,000

Best Travel Headphones - JAYS t-Four Wireless

Best Travel Headphones - JAYS t-Four Wireless Best Travel Headphones - JAYS t-Four Wireless

The best travel earphone for those on a budget. In terms of sound quality, you can’t go wrong with the JAYS t-Four Wireless. Its 10-hour battery life can help you pull through most flights.

This in-ear also has a bass-heavy sound signature with makes it perfect for those action movies and Bollywood music. Apart from these, the t-Four also handles rock, pop and romantic movies with ease.

What we like

  • 10-hour battery life to survive most journeys
  • Tangle-free cables to prevent irritation around the neck
  • 3-button remote & mic for easy playback control
  • Signature Swedish design

Why you should buy it

If you’re on a tight budget but need an in-ear headphone for travel purposes, the JAYS t-Four Wireless is your best friend.

 


JVC HA-S65BN

Best under Rs. 5,000

Best Travel Headphones - JVC HA-S65BN

Best Travel Headphones - JVC HA-S65BN Best Travel Headphones - JVC HA-S65BN

Easy to fold and with its swivel design, the JVC HA-S65BN is an incredibly portable travel headphone. It is also one of the best budget headphones with active noise cancellation.

At just under Rs. 5,000, you get 11 hours battery life, a detachable cable (which can be used to go into analogue mode) and 30mm drivers that pump out that bass-heavy sound.

What we like

  • It’s one of the cheapest ANC headphones you can get
  • 11 hours of pure silence
  • Extra bass sound to rock out to
  • Foldable and easily portable

Why you should buy it

If you’re on a budget but need a travel headphone with ANC, you can’t go wrong with the JVC HA-S65BN.

 


Audio-Technica ATH-SR30BT

Best under Rs. 8,000

Best Travel Headphones - Audio-Technica ATH-SR30BT

Best Travel Headphones - Audio-Technica ATH-SR30BT Best Travel Headphones - Audio-Technica ATH-SR30BT

Unlike the others on this list, the Audio-Technica ATH-SR30BT does not have active noise cancellation. It however, deserves a spot on this list solely for one reason — its MASSIVE battery life. Yup, it comes with a huge 70-hour battery life. That’s equivalent to a flight around the world or a train trip from Kashmir to Kanyakumari.

This headphone lets you enjoy high-quality audio thanks to Bluetooth v5.0 with AAC. It also offers that rich detailed sound that Audio-Technica is known to offer.

What we like

  • 70 hours battery life that lasts around 3 days of continuous usage
  • Bluetooth v5.0 with AAC
  • Studio-grade durable build
  • Signature Audio-Technica sound

Why you should buy it

If you’re travelling someplace where you’ll not be able to charge your headphone or are going on a long-distance trip, this has got to be an essential in your backpack.

 


JAYS q-Seven Wireless

Best under Rs. 10,000

Best Travel Headphones - JAYS q-Seven Wireless

Best Travel Headphones - JAYS q-Seven Wireless Image via Daily Web Best Travel Headphones - JAYS q-Seven Wireless Image via Daily Web

One of the newest noise cancelling headphones to arrive on the scene, the JAYS q-Seven Wireless is the perfect headphone for those who like to travel in style.

The gorgeous Scaniavian design is sleek without looking over the top. The headphone also offers other features like a HearThrough mode for ambient sound, voice control feature and 30 hours of battery life.

What we like

  • Long 30 hours battery life
  • Compatible with Google Assistant and Siri
  • Plush earpads that allow for superior comfort as well as noise isolation when ANC is off
  • Intuitive controls

Why you should buy it

If you’re looking for a great ANC headphone, but don’t have the budget for a Sony or Bose, the q-Seven Wireless will certainly not disappoint.

 


Sony WI-1000XM2

Best under Rs. 20,000

Best Travel Headphones - Sony WI-1000XM2

Best Travel Headphones - Sony WI-1000XM2 Best Travel Headphones - Sony WI-1000XM2

The Sony WI-1000XM2 is a unique gem in the world of travel headphones and earphones. This is because it is one of the very few in-ears that come with active noise cancelling technology.

Apart from ANC, it also comes with additional features like a Digital Sound Enhancement Engine HX for better sound, 10-hour battery life, voice assistance compatibility and more.

What we like

  • Hi-Res audio certified
  • Magnetic earbuds that keep the cables from tangling
  • Bluetooth with AAC for high-quality audio streaming
  • Quick charging feature so you’re never out of battery

Why you should buy it

If you need active noise cancellation but are more comfortable with in-ears instead of on or over-ear headphones, the Sony WI-1000XM2 is the way to go.

 


Sony WH-1000XM3

Best under Rs. 30,0000

Best Travel Headphones - Sony WH-1000XM3

Best Travel Headphones - Sony WH-1000XM3
Image by James Bareham via TheVerge
Best Travel Headphones - Sony WH-1000XM3

Know that uncomfortable feeling of feeling your ears pop during a flight or while visiting higher altitude areas? Say goodbye to it with the Sony WH-1000XM3. The Atmospheric Pressure Optimizer makes this the perfect travel headphone for flights.

The 30-hour battery life makes it perfect for long flights. It even comes with a detachable cable that can be either use with an analogue in-flight entertainment system or if the battery dies on you.

What we like

  • Hi-Res audio certified
  • Long-lasting 30 hours battery life
  • High-end QN1 noise cancelling processor
  • Sony | Headphone Connect App to further personalize your headphone

Why you should buy it

An Atmospheric Pressure Optimizer makes flying/ living at high altitudes comfortable while high-end ANC tech cancels out all unnecessary background noise.

 


Bose Noise Cancelling Headphones 700

Best under Rs. 40,000

Best Travel Headphones - Bose Noise Cancelling Headphones 700 Image by Sarah Tew via CNET

Best Travel Headphones - Bose Noise Cancelling Headphones 700 Image by Sarah Tew via CNET Best Travel Headphones - Bose Noise Cancelling Headphones 700 Image by Sarah Tew via CNET

The Bose 700 checks multiple boxes for being the best travel headphone around. From the moment you enter the airport till when you get off your flight, this headphone offers 11 different levels of noise cancellation to cancel out the amount of noise around you (what you hear depends on the level you’ve selected).

The Bose AR is another feature we love as it can work as your own personal tour guide. Just switch on AR mode and based on your location and the direction you’re facing, the headphone will give you personalised suggestions.

What we like

  • Four-microphone system for absolutely clear calls
  • In-built Alexa and Google Assistant
  • Customisation through the Bose Music App
  • Bose AR for smarter travel

Why you should buy it

The Bose Noise Cancelling Headphones 700 is overall the best headphone for travel. If you can afford the price this pair commands, go for it!

Pro tip: If you’re travelling via a flight with an analogue in-flight entertainment system, plug-in the RHA Wireless Bluetooth Adapter to connect your headphones wirelessly.

 

 

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