Best noise-cancelling headphones 2022: Top ANC picks for blocking out external noise

Bose's noise-cancelling needs to be heard to be believed, and the rest of the package makes this a very rounded pair. (image credit: Pocket-lint)
Sony knocked it out of the park with the WH-1000XM5, delivering exceptional noise cancelling and sound quality in a feature-packed pair of headphones. (image credit: Pocket-lint)
Supreme sound is backed up by solid ANC, making this model one of the very top options to consider in this area. (image credit: Pocket-lint)
These in-ears are seriously impressive on all fronts, providing a premium offering for those who require the lighter experience that earbuds offer. (image credit: Pocket-lint)
Simply the best option for iOS users, with the typical pairing convenience now bolstered by outstanding ANC. (image credit: Pocket-lint)
Some of the most comfortable headphones ever made, with excellent noise cancelling proving to be a big bonus. (image credit: Pocket-lint)