Best Headset for Working at Home

Best Headset for Working at Home

Sony WH-1000XM4

1. Sony WH-1000XM4

Whether you need them for work or play, the Sony WH-1000XM4's noise-cancelling wireless headphones are top of the class. The only downside is that they're quite expensive, even if you're sure to get your money's worth.

Like the XM3 'phones that came before, the XM4 offer some of the best active noice cancelling (ANC) on the market, along with excellent audio quality that can be customised within Sony's companion app. The soft ear pads and overall light design means you can spend your whole work day wearing these and experience no discomfort.

If the battery runs down, you still have the option of a 3.5mm connector to continue listening. That's good as a backup only though, since you can't use the microphones when plugged in like this.
Sony WH-1000XM4

2. Earfun Air Pro

You won't find ANC that really works for less than the Earfun Air Pro cost. These 'buds work whether you're at your desk or out for a lunchtime workout, and will keep going afterwards, since they last an impressive 9 hours on a charge. 

It's just a pity that the tap controls on either bud don't always pick up your inputs, which can lead to frustration. These won't make for the best video call companions either, since your voice comes through a bit distant and muffled through the on-board microphones.

Audio Technica ATH-M50xBT

3. Audio Technica ATH-M50xBT

If you've got to spend all day every day in your headphones, this pair of Audio Technica ATH-M50xBT will suit you well. Its battery will last you almost 40 hours, which is just as well since it takes a while for the battery to fill up again.

When they're not slowly recharging, you won't want to take the ATH-M50xBT off unless you need to, since its design balances build quality and comfort brilliantly. They're not good for shutting external sound though, so be warned if you're working from a noisy household.

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