Headphones are a must-pack item whether you’re looking for sound quality or peace and quiet. Consider these four versions, which we show off in a Travel + Leisure Quick Tips video.
Audio-Technica QuietPoint Noise-Cancelling Headphones are the most affordable of the bunch, coming in at just $100. And when noise canceling is turned on, they do a shockingly good job of eliminating outside sounds.
The revamped version of Beats by Dre Studio ($300), in four splashy colors, win points for delivering seriously crisp audio. They’re perfect for travelers planning to binge watch House of Cards, especially since the rechargeable battery lasts 20 hours.
You won’t get all tied up with the Creative Labs Sound Blaster Bluetooth version ($300): They’re wireless! Another bonus: a built-in processing chip lets you adjust the audio preferences from your smartphone.
Tiny earbuds are a better match for some travelers. The Bose QuietComfort 20i ($300) are every bit as powerful as the over-ear models, but they pack up into a slim carrying case.