Xqisit headphonesCool factor 4/5Usability 5/5Value for money 4/5 Whether you’re a music fan who wants to enjoy your tracks in peace, or someone who simply needs to dampen the drone in an open-plan office or on a flight, noise-cancelling headphones are the gift that keeps giving. Fortunately, there are many options on the market that offer the magical sounds of (near) silence and a solid audio experience. An option you may want to consider is Xqisit’s oE400 ANC (active noise cancelling) wireless headphones. These headphones don’t just rely on the soundproofing qualities of the materials sitting on your ears; they actively produce sounds designed to eliminate most ambient noise. To enable this, you have to switch on the noise-cancelling function (on the left ear cup), which affects battery life somewhat. Most ANC headphones carry quite a price for this functionality, so decent noise cancelling at about R2,000 is a good deal. The oE400s come in the only colour you really need — black —...

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