Best Headphones For First Time Travelers

Tune out the world around you and relax.

As most seasoned travelers will tell you, a comfortable and reliable pair of headphones is a must-have, regardless of the purpose of the trip or destination. In addition to being able to listen to your favorite tunes or stream content, any background noises will be no match for a good pair of noise-canceling or isolating headphones—from the loudest baby and snoring seatmate to typical airplane noises.

When setting off on your first trip, in particular, you won't regret investing in one of these pairs.

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Whether getting hyped for a quick workout or jamming out on a cross-country flight, your ears need to be protected. | TREBLAB

Whether you're running outside, pounding the treadmill, lifting weights, or playing basketball, these water-resistant, sweatproof, wireless headphones can survive intense fitness sessions and help pump you up. Simply focus on your workout while blocking out noises at the gym or the rest of the world!

Noise cancelling headphones
When "do not disturb" is your overall vibe, varying levels of control are a gift. | Bose

Experience an optimal listening experience in virtually any environment thanks to three levels of world-class noise cancellation. When you need your hands free, Alexa allows you to access to music, information, and more with convenient voice control.

Sony headphones
Need to hop on for a quick work meeting? That's covered. | Sony

Cancel out the world with smart noise cancellation that automatically senses your environment by using Dual Noise Sensor Technology. With quick charging and up to 35 hours of battery life, you've got no excuse for getting stuck with a low battery.

JVC headphones
The last thing you need is another device that takes up a lot of space. | JVC

Don't let the affordable price tag fool you, these powerful headphones come powered with a special "Bass Boost" function that lets the world fade out around you. An integrated remote and mic allow you to take hands-free calls from anywhere.

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For big sound, you need a strong battery. Especially one that charges quickly and lasts a while. | Skullcandy

Two full-range audio drivers work together with two additional subwoofer drivers to deliver an immersive audio experience with powerful bass that you can actually feel. Achieve that perfect balance every time with adjustable haptic bass levels that allow you to fine-tune your listening experience.