If you’re someone who travels a lot, or looking at gifts for someone who does, a good pair of headphones should be at the top of your list of travel essentials.
Every traveler has a slightly different set of needs when it comes to headphones, so finding the right pair can often be cumbersome, taking a lot of time and research, and eventually leading to frustration and confusion. Things like Noise Cancellation, Noise Isolation, Comfort, Bluetooth®, Microphones, Phone Connectivity, Portability and Battery Life all come into play when choosing the pair that's right for you.
To make things easier, we have put together a list of Top 5: Best Travel Headphones for 2020, laying out the features that are often most important to travelers, making it easier for you to find the perfect pair.
1. QZ Buds Noise Cancelling In-Ear Buds
Great For: Airplanes, Noise Cancellation, Noise Isolation, Travelers, Phone Connectivity
The Koss QZBuds In-Ear Noise Cancelling Headphones are designed to cancel-out unwanted, annoying noises allowing listeners to relax and focus on what matters. A Monitor Mode button can be activated to allow users to hear what’s going on around them so they never have to remove their headphones. QZBuds also feature an integrated, in-line microphone and remote, enabling users to stay connected and control their device. Five sets of ear-tip cushions are included as well as a small protective carrying case for travel and easy, compact storage. An airline adapter is included for easy access to airline content (when required).
2. BT540i Bluetooth® Headphones
Great For: Wireless Listening, Noise Isolation, Audiophiles, Portability, Phone Connectivity, Long Commutes
The Koss BT540i is our most advanced pair of Bluetooth headphones. The built-in lithium-ion battery delivers more than 12 hours of listening time on a single charge, which means BT540i is ideal for long commutes and those on the go. On-Board Controls and built in Microphone allow for precise audio control as well as taking phone calls. The built in auxiliary input allows for wired use when trying to conserve battery life. The BT540i also folds flat and comes with a hardshell travel case for easy portability.
3. BT115i Wireless Bluetooth® In-Ear Buds
Great For: Noise Isolation, Phone Connectivity, Comfort, Budget Travelers
The Koss BT115i Wireless Bluetooth® In-Ear Buds feature 6+ hours of battery life, In-Line Microphone & Remote (Play/Pause, Start/Stop, Volume, Answer/End, etc.) and come with three cushion sizes included (Small, Medium & Large) to ensure the perfect fit.
4. BT539i Bluetooth® Headphones
Great For: Noise Isolation, Long Commutes, Phone Connectivity, Budget Travelers
The Koss BT539i Wireless Bluetooth® Over-Ear Headphones pack powerful wireless sound into a portable, fold-flat affordable unit. Delivering up to 12 hours of battery life, BT539i allows you to enjoy your music during long flights or commutes. Stay connected using the built in Microphone and On-Board Controls.
5. Quiet Zone QZ Pro Noise Redcution Over-Ear Headphones
Great For: Noise Reduction, Noise Isolation, Airplanes, Trains
Packing the one-two punch of passive and active noise reduction (ANR), the Koss Quiet Zone QZ PRO headphones are the noise cancelling headphones of choice for music lovers. Their comfort and collapsibility – not to mention sound quality – make them a favorite among travelers.