Headphones can be an oasis of peace in the frantic environments of traveling, whether you’re listening to a podcast, playing some music to tune out the people next to you, or taking a call while waiting for your flight. Here are five headphones perfect for when you’re heading out on your own.
For Life’s Longest Journeys
Battery life should be a top priority. Travel headsets have plenty of room for big batteries, so you should find a headset with at least 25 hours or more of playback time on a charge, although features like noise cancelling will reduce that time.
When Bag Space is Limited
Another advantage of headphones is the closed cups make room for more oomph in the speakers. Look for large drivers with a wide dynamic range that better reproduce sound.
Always Go Big
Noise cancelling is practically a standard feature on high-end headphones at this point. Check to see where the microphones that pick up noise are located, ideally front and back, and if you can adjust the level of noise cancellation, even better.
Never Miss an Important Meeting
Charging is another factor to consider on the road. Get headphones with a USB port that match the cables you’ll already be bringing with you, and quick charge features that give you a few hours of playback for a few minutes of charging will make a big difference.
Built for Comfort and Quality
If your laptop, phone, or tablet happens to have a headphone jack, don’t forget that many of these Bluetooth headsets can be wired with an included cord. Check to see if that’s an option, and whether the headset needs to be charged to use the wired function.