Best noise-canceling earphones
Many in-canal earphones are effective at passively keeping out noise, but active noise-canceling technology is better at blocking low, droning sounds like airplane engines. Among noise-canceling earphones, experts say the Panasonic RP-HC55 are most effective. The noise-canceling circuitry, built into a pen-sized unit along the cord, works well but can pull on the earbuds if not clipped to a shirt. Reviewers say the earphones fit comfortably and sound good, though not great. The price, however, is tough to beat.