5 great Sennheiser headphones to thrill any audio shopper [Deals]

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Each of these Sennheiser headphones will keep the music in and the noise out.
Each of these Sennheiser headphones will keep the music in and the noise out.
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Can you name the top five companies in the wireless headphone market?  Actually, you could probably get pretty close.

Three are monster tech giants (Apple, Sony and Samsung), while one is America’s premier name in sound equipment (Bose). The last major player in the game may not be quite as familiar to U.S. buyers, although they’ve been Germany’s answer to Bose since … well, before there was a Bose.

Travel tips: How to choose and use noise-canceling headphones

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Maybe it's time for a set noise-canceling headphones, amirite?
Maybe it's time for a set cable-canceling headphones, amirite?
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Noise-canceling headphones are fantastic. They cut down on traffic noise, airplane rumble and even — to a certain extent — the racket from that never-ending construction work across the street. Not only is life more pleasant without this noise pollution, but less background noise is also healthier for your ears.

Because you’re not trying to drown out the ambient noise with your music, you can set the volume lower, thus preserving your hearing (as well as your sanity).

Today we’ll see how to choose from the different kinds of available noise-canceling headphones, and how to use them. What this won’t be is a buyer’s guide — although I do have some recommendations based on personal use.

We’ve got the noise-canceling headphones you’re looking for [Deals]

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We've rounded up three of the best deals on noise cancelling headphones from Cowin.
We've rounded up three of the best deals on noise cancelling headphones from Cowin.
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Noise cancellation is all the rage in personal audio. So we’ve rounded up three of the best over-ear, noise-canceling headsets from Cowin, maker of premium personal audio, all at significant discount. Read on to get an earful of details!

Save on highly reviewed noise-canceling Bluetooth headphones [Deals]

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These Bluetooth over-ears sport noise cancellation and a 30 hour battery life, making them the perfect travel companion.
These Bluetooth over-ears sport noise cancellation and a 30 hour battery life, making them the perfect travel companion.
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Let’s be honest. For most of us, traveling is more about the sights than the sounds. On the plane, train or out in the world, noise-canceling headphones make it easy to be alone with your music or shows. Black Friday approaches, so it’s a great time to get a set for a fraction of the usual price.

These Beats-style noise-canceling headphones won’t break the bank [Deals]

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Don't drop hundreds of bucks on a set of headphones when you can spend way less for the same features.
Don't drop hundreds of bucks on a set of headphones when you can spend way less for the same features.
Photo: Cult of Mac Deals

We’ve all been conditioned to look with envy at a set of Beats headphones. But that’s mostly marketing, and the allure of expensive toys. Turns out it’s possible to get comparable sound quality for a fraction the cost.