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Best Noise-Canceling Headphones for Students 2022

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When you're a student, there are a lot of distractions. That can't be helped, but you can take action to reduce their impact on you and your studies. One great way is to invest in some noise-canceling headphones. Not only are they good to block out the world while you're trying to work, but they make commuting much less stressful. Here are the ones we recommend.

Block out all distractions

Whether you have a noisy roommate, a long commute, or just need to concentrate at the library, there are plenty of distractions associated with being a student. Luckily, there is a pair of noise-canceling headphones across multiple price ranges, so you can block out the noise and concentrate on what's most important.

You can't go wrong with any of these headphones, and if you have the budget, either the Bose QC35 II or Sony WH1000XM3 will be the absolute best of the bunch. They're a step up from everything else here, but you have to pay for the privilege.

If you prefer earbuds, you're not left out, either. Assuming you have a USB-C port on the device you want to listen to music on, Razer's Hammerhead ANC is a solid choice, and the memory foam tips that come with them are amazing. If you don't have USB-C, then you can't go wrong with the Audio Technica ATH-ANC33IS

Richard Devine is an Editor at Windows Central. A former Project Manager and long-term tech addict, he joined Mobile Nations in 2011 and has been found on Android Central and iMore as well as Windows Central. Currently you'll find him covering all manner of PC hardware and gaming, and you can follow him on Twitter and Instagram.