While the headphones that come with the traditional iPhone are excellent for traveling, they lack the noise-blocking capability that you need when on a crowded plane or train. This pair of Phiaton’s PS 20 NC Earphones with “Noise Blocker” noise cancellation technology is the perfect combination of stylish headphones with sound integrity.
I typically do not prefer ear bud style headphones because they hurt the ear after a long period of use, but I found these to be more comfortable even if I were sleeping on my side in an airplane seat. There are no hard or sharp edges (often found on cheaper pairs), and the silicon tips fit snugly in the ear without falling out repeatedly.
Phiaton touts the sound quality of these headphones, which I found to be of very good quality whether listening to music or watching a movie. While they do not produce white noise like noise-cancellation headphones, they do an excellent job of muting the small sounds around you keeping you distraction-free.
In fact, I found them to be a better option to use on the plane because larger headsets are bulky and hard to sleep with in an airplane seat when leaning against the wall or sleeping on your side.
There are four different sizes of soft tips to keep them comfortable and in place no matter who is using them. It is also a great option for runners because the soft tip is less likely to fall out if you get sweaty. Style seekers will be happy to know they come in both black and white.
The EverPlay feature of these headphones keeps the sound capability functioning even if the battery runs out, which is ideal if on a long flight. It may not reduce the noise as much, but you can continue to use the headphones normally.
These headsets come in a stylish fabric case that you squeeze into a briefcase or travel bag easily. Compatible with everything from iPods and iPhones to personal DVD players and laptops, they make a great gift for road warriors. They are available at Phiaton’s website or on Amazon for $99-129.