Usually, noise-cancellation capability varies within products based on the quality of components. If tested separately, it can be measured by the amount of decibels that is decreased for a given frequency of sound. The performance completely depends on the value of the sound frequency. For example, a headphone that claims to drop 30dB sound may be doing so at 60Hz but might cancel only 10dB at 480Hz, and so on.
Indian market: Latest offerings
The Indian market has a substantial range of wireless headphones for buyers to select from. Wireless headphones cost more than their wired counterparts, but provide unparalleled sound experience.
The latest offering from the stable of Bose, QuietComfort 35, costs around ₹ 30,000. Featuring the company’s innovative noise-cancellation technology and 20 hours of battery life, these headphones are wrapped in a polyester-based sophisticated covering material, corrosion-resistant stainless steel, glass-filled nylon and impact-resistant materials.
Momentum Wireless Over-Ear by Sennheiser costs around ₹ 35,000. It features NFC and Bluetooth connectivity with aptX support, Noise-Guard active noise-cancellation technology and hands-free Voice Max microphone, making it very easy to use.
In the medium price range, Plantronics has introduced models like BackBeat Pro 2, BackBeat Go 3 and BackBeat Fit to suit diverse application areas like sports, work and travel. These headphones cost between ₹ 6000 and ₹ 11,000.
Another player, Jaybird, Logitech-owned sports headphone specialist, has come up with the Jaybird X3 that features passive noise-isolation technology, sweat-proof built with X-Fit System, and in-line remote. It costs between ₹ 13,000 and ₹ 19,000.
Wireless headphones in this segment are priced between ₹ 1000 and ₹ 5000. Companies like Zebronics, Philips, Skullcandy and Sportszee are producing and delivering quality wireless headphones keeping the consumers’ price limitations in mind. You can also find an array of base-range headphones from other players, like LG Tone+ HBS 730, Nokia BH 505 and Jabra Halo Smart.