Best noise cancelling earbuds: Noise Buds Solo, Realme Buds Air Pro, Sony WF-1000XM3, and more

These are the best noise cancelling earbuds for studying, working, and other purposes.

Highlights
  • Noise cancelling earbuds in India are available for as low as Rs 2,229
  • The list includes earbuds from well-known brands such as Realme, Samsung, Apple, Sony, and others
  • These noise cancelling earbuds shun the outside world and make the listening as quiet and peaceful as possible for you

The fraction of noise cancelling earbuds in India is very small at the moment, but the handful of them that we currently have are worth checking out. Noise cancellation, as discussed in our best noise cancelling headphones article, blocks ambient sound so that you hear nothing but the music. Active noise cancelling aka ANC earbuds or headphones are also said to be good for you as it lets you enjoy songs/ podcasts without straining your ears with high volume to block outside noise. The TWS earphones with noise cancellation use a combination of built-in mics and inverted sound waves to block the outside noise such as traffic sounds, sirens, and people talking around you. Here’s a roundup of the best noise cancelling earbuds in India you can buy in 2021:

Best noise cancelling earbuds in India

Noise Buds Solo

Noise Buds Solo is among the most affordable noise cancelling earbuds you can buy in India right now. The TWS earbuds have the ability to reduce noise levels by 35dB in transparency mode. They also offer a triple mic system, which is claimed to offer pitch-perfect voice clarity, letting users have smooth, uninterrupted calls. Noise Bus Solo comes with 36 hours of playback time, including 7 hours of uninterrupted playtime with 5 hours on the ANC mode, upon charging it once. Other features include smart play and pause, easy pairing, and in-ear detection. As for the design, the earbuds tout in-ear design with stems extending downwards.

Realme Buds Air Pro

The Realme Buds Air Pro features include Active Noise Cancellation (ANC), super-low latency, and a battery life of up to a day. The earbuds’ design, which includes silicone ear-tips and short stems, is also inspired by Apple AirPods Pro. The Realme Buds Air Pro also touts a power-efficient S1 chip, 10mm bass boost drivers, Bluetooth v5.0 connectivity, and fast charging support over the Type-C port. Additionally, the pair are IPX4 water resistance rated and can automatically pause/ play audio when removed from the ears. Intuitive touch controls on Realme Buds Air Pro make it easy for users to skip track, summon voice assistant, and answer voice calls on the go.

Sony WF-1000XM3

The WF-1000XM3 is based upon Sony’s rich legacy of noise cancelling tech. Unlike the earbuds with stem, Sony WF-1000XM3 noise cancelling earbuds have a simple design that sits just outside of your ear. The truly wireless earphones specs are headlined by QN1e HD Noise Cancelling Processor and Dual Noise sensor technology for better isolation of ambient noise. Additionally, they have support for Alexa, Google Assistant, and Siri voice assistant for easy hands-free control. Sony claims that its WF-1000XM3 offers up to 32 hours (with the charging case) of battery life with noise cancellation turned off and 24 hours with noise cancellation. There is support for SBC and AAC Bluetooth codecs as well as Quick Attention mode, wearing detection, ambient sound mode, and touch sensor. That said, the earphones are not water resistant.

Samsung Galaxy Buds Pro 

Feature packed

The Galaxy Buds Pro (review) is Samsung’s latest truly wireless earbuds with Active Noise Cancellation (ANC). The buds feature a rounded exterior, without any stems, a glossy finish on top, and silicon tips that fit snugly in the ear canal. The Samsung Galaxy Buds Pro carries an IPX7 rating, so you should be okay if you expose them to sweat or light rain while out and about. Other capabilities of the buds are as follows: 3D spatial audio, up to 28 hours of battery life, and Ambient Sound mode that lets you listen in to your surroundings.  The Buds Pro also offers 360-degree audio, Bixby support (but no Google Assistant) and automatic switching between a phone and a tablet, with Samsung devices. 

Apple AirPods Pro

Unarguably, the best noise cancelling earbuds for iPhone users. The AirPods Pro features an H1 chip, which offers voice control with Siri for hands-free control and more. The earbuds can also block out unwanted noise and sports Transparency mode that allows you to let outside noise in when you need it. The sweat-resistant AirPods also come with new silicon tips in three different sizes to provide a more comfortable and secure fit. As for the battery life, the AirPods Pro is said to deliver up to four and a half hours of listening time and up to three and a half hours of talk time on a single charge. The earbuds case comes with support for wireless charging.

LG Tone Free FN7

The LG Tone Free FN7 (review) offers vibrant sound quality and Meridian audio support with noise cancellation to fulfil your audio fantasies. In addition to that, the earbuds tout UVnano sanitising technology inside the case, which is said to get rid of 99 percent of bacteria. The LG Tone Free FN7 comes with a reasonably good battery experience with its 390mAh cell inside the case while each earbud has 55mAh batteries. The pair are claimed to last up to 4 hours with ANC enabled on the earbuds, while the case is said to add an extra 10 hours on top. The case also supports Qi wireless charging and wired charging happens via a Type-C port. The TWS noise cancelling earbuds also supports popular SBC and AAC codecs, as well as IPX4 water resistance, wear detection, touch controls, and an LED light to indicate the battery status.

Sennheiser Momentum 2

Sennheiser Momentum 2 also comes with active noise cancellation; however, the USP of the earbuds is its battery life. The TWS earphones are rated to last up to seven hours of music playback, and a combined playback time of 28 hours with the charging case factored in. The earbuds come with a new battery-efficient Bluetooth chip, AAC, and AptX. For convenience and safety, the company has included an audio pass-through mode that can help you listen in on sounds, should someone be talking to you from the side. The Sennheiser Momentum 2 earbuds are also IPX4 splash resistance certified and lent a single earbud playback mode, although this is available only on the right earbud.

These were some of the best noise cancelling earbuds you can buy in India right now. We will keep updating the list with the new ones that follows, so keep watching the space.