Amazon has a ton of noise-canceling earbuds and headphones on sale

Amazon has a ton of noise-canceling earbuds and headphones on sale

Noise-canceling headphones and earbuds tend to be way more expensive than the non-noise-canceling variety. Need proof? Just take a quick look at the list of our all-time favorite pairs — most of them will set you back $250 to $280.

But why? Isn’t “noise-canceling tech” just a couple of internal microphones?

Well, technically, yes — but it’s a little more complicated than that. Redditor VSENSES summed it up well in an r/headphones thread from a couple of years ago: “You’re cramming a lot of tech into a headphone with very little space to cram said tech. And that tech is obviously costly if you want it to be good and still offer acceptable sound quality.” Read more…

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